Introverts of the World, Unite! A Manifesto by Susan Cain
1. There’s a word for “people who are in their heads
too much”: thinkers.
2. Our culture admires risk-takers, but we need
our “heed-takers” more than ever.
3. Solitude is a catalyst for innovation.
4. The next generation of quiet kids can and must be
raised to know their own strengths.
5. Sometimes it helps to be a pretend-extrovert.
There’s always time to be quiet later.
6. But in the long run, staying true to your
temperament is the key to finding work you love
and work that matters.
7. Everyone shines, given the right lighting. For some,
it’s a Broadway spotlight; for others, a lamp-lit desk.
8. One genuine new relationship is worth a fistful of
9. It’s OK to cross the street to avoid making small talk.
10. “Quiet leadership” is not an oxymoron.
11. Love is essential; gregariousness is optional.
12. “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”