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Introverts and extroverts work well in a pairing – both in work and in love. They are drawn to each other’s company; there’s a sense of each one completing the other, a sense of Yin and Yang.
– Susan Cain

We don’t need giant personalities to transform companies. We need leaders who build not their own egos but the institutions they run.
– Susan Cain

Embracing their quiet nature does not cause introverts to flee to a shack in the woods. It empowers them to engage with the world – but on their own terms.
– Susan Cain

Introversion is different from being shy. Shyness is about fear of social judgement. Introversion is more about how do you respond to stimulation, including social stimulation. So extroverts really create large amounts of stimulation, whereas introverts feel at their most alive and most switched on and most capable when they’re in quieter environments. Not all the time, you know, these things aren’t an absolute… So the key, then, to maximizing our
talents is for us all to put ourselves in a zone of stimulation that is right for us.
– Susan Cain

We set up our schools and we set up our work places for maximum group interaction all the time, thinking that this will enable us to be creative and this is a real misconception, because solitude is such a crucial ingredient to creativity and we’re losing sight of solitude.
– Susan Cain

Persistence isn’t very glamorous. If genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration, then as a culture we tend to lionize the 1 percent. We love its flash and dazzle. But great power lies in the other 99 percent.
– Susan Cain

But in the long run, staying true to your temperament is the key to finding work you love and work that matters.
– Susan Cain

Introverts tend to be very careful, much less likely to take outsides risks, which is something we might all favor nowadays… Introverted leaders often deliver better outcomes than extroverts do because when they’re managing pro-active employees they’re much more likely to let those employees run with their ideas, whereas an extrovert can quite unwittingly get so excited about things that they’re putting their own stamp on things and other people’s ideas might not easily then bubble up to the surface.
– Susan Cain

Solitude is out of fashion. Our companies, our schools and our culture are in thrall to an idea I call the New Group think, which holds that creativity and achievement come from an oddly gregarious place.
– Susan Cain

If you’re an introvert, you also know that the bias against quiet can cause deep psychic pain. As a child you might have overheard your parents apologize for your shyness. Or at school you might have been prodded to come “out of your shell” -that noxious expression which fails to appreciate that some animals naturally carry shelter everywhere they go, and some humans are just the same.
– Susan Cain

“Quiet leadership” is not an oxymoron.
– Susan Cain

Many introverts feel there’s something wrong with them, and try to pass as extroverts. But whenever you try to pass as something you’re not, you lose a part of yourself along the way. You especially lose a sense of how to spend your time.
– Susan Cain

Whoever you are, bear in mind that appearance is not reality. Some people act like extroverts, but the effort costs them energy, authenticity, and even physical health. Others seem aloof or self-contained, but their inner landscapes are rich and full of drama. So the next time you see a person with a composed face and a soft voice, remember that inside her mind she might be solving an equation, composing a sonnet, designing a hat. She might be deploying the powers of quiet.
– Susan Cain

 

This Article is Posted on 09 Apr 2015 in Informative Section and Quotes