Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Princeton Academy of the
Sacred Heart, Princeton, NJ
Today, introversion as well as sensitivity, seriousness, and shyness have become second class personality traits. Our culture overly embraces the extrovert as the ideal personality. Cain busts the myth of the shy as wallflowers, casting them instead as powerful forces and innovative leaders. In a world with Facebook, Twitter and E-mail, which value incessant chatter and loud, aggressive personalities, Cain reminds us of the importance of deep thinking, reflection, and the hidden value of introverts. Based on research, interviews and experience, her startling findings help educators, parents, and kids appreciate the differing contributions of extroverts and introverts and better understand how good ideas come from collaboration between the self-confident and the soft-spoken. Cain’s novel perspective brings new appreciation for the introvert in all of us.
Susan Cain is the author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking. Her book is a NY Times bestseller and has been on every “Best Books of 2012” list. Her record-smashing TED Talk has been viewed more than 3 million times and was named by The New Yorker as one of the 5 key TED Talks of all time. She is a Princeton and Harvard Law School graduate who practiced corporate law for 7 years before devoting several years to researching and writing her book. For more information on Susan Cain please visit her website www.thepowerofintroverts.com and follow her on Twitter (@susancain).