Give us some space, and respect, proud introvert argues

(Reuters) - The child who prefers a book to a birthday party? Ask her what she wants to read. The quiet employee who dreads the open-office designs so in vogue these days? Give the man a cubicle!

So argues Susan Cain in her new book, “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.” Rather than labor fruitlessly to make introverts something they’re not, parents, teachers and employers should in fact encourage the dreamier among us, the author — and proud introvert — says.

Rosa Parks, Sir Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Steven Spielberg, J.K. Rowling, Charles Schulz — Cain says introverts do fine once they find their mode of expression.

Introverted? Let it be.

If we don’t, Cain suggests, we could not only be stifling tomorrow’s Eleanor Roosevelt, W.B. Yeats or Steve Wozniak, but impairing their mental and physical health as well.

[full article here]

I love reading these kinds of things ^_^ I’ll have to look for that book the next time I’m in a bookstore >_>

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    I think part of my problem is that I tried so hard to stifle the dreamer, and to outgrow the introvert that I lost my...
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    I wish I could remember the title of the other introvert book I read. Intoverts unite! (Individually.)
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