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The Power of Quiet Connectors

Stop “networking” and start searching for kindred spirits! Robyn Scott, owner of a company called “Intros” and author of “The Power of Quiet Connectors“, says that the best connectors are private, modest, and low-key.


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An Autistic Boy Confronts the Social Expectations of His Teen Years

Typically sensitive NY Times essay from the lovely Priscilla Gilman, on her autistic son confronting social expectations of the teen years:


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How I Quit My Job & Became a Writer

Here are five counter-intuitive pieces of advice, drawn from my own experience.


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STUDY: Sad Songs Say So Much (Even More Than You Think)

Olimpia Zagnoli

As a minor key kind of gal, I often wonder: 

Why does sad music make me feel so happy?


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How to Transcend Political Difference: Make Everyone Sit Still

red-blue-chairsIn this season of government shutdown, it’s worth thinking about the mystery of political polarity. How intractable is it, really?


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Are You an Introvert or Extrovert? Take the Quiet Quiz to Find Out

Are you an introvert, extrovert, or do you fall somewhere in between? To find out, click the graphic below to take my "Quiet Quiz", an informal 12 question quiz, adapted from my book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking. It's based on characteristics of introversion commonly accepted by contemporary researchers. I [...]


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Louis CK on the Happiness of Melancholy

I find it funny that Louis mentions crying in his car after hearing Bruce Springsteen’s “Jungleland”. The SAME EXACT THING happened to me last week when I heard “I Came For You” on my car radio.

Here’s Louis CK on the happiness of melancholy:


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Quiet: The Book

- Wall Street Journal

Wow!
Bill Gates names "The Power of Introverts" one of his all-time favorite TED Talks.

Best Nonfiction Book of 2012

QUIET has been voted the best nonfiction book of 2012
by Goodreads.com

Manifesto

1. There’s a word for “people who are in their heads too much”: thinkers.

2. Our culture rightly admires risk-takers, but we need our “heed-takers” more than ever.

3. Solitude is a catalyst for innovation.

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