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Dear Readers,

I hope you enjoy this poem by the gifted Amber Rens (who is only 17! though you’d never guess it from her words.)


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QUIET: The Missing Chapter | By Karen Catlin

QUIET: The Power of Introverts In a World That Can’t Stop Talking is missing something,” says Karen Catlin, writer
of “QUIET: The Missing Chapter.”

“Since over half of the population is extroverted, chances are there will be some in every group you lead. Where’s the chapter on how to thrive as an introverted leader?”

Great question, Karen, and I love your ideas. Here they are:


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‘Introversion’ | A comic by Luchie

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Click through for a lovely comic by Luchie, titled “Introversion“.


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Generate New Ideas with Jayne Riew’s Writer’s Tool: ‘The Meditation Box’

Jayne Riew is a lovely friend of mine, and also a brilliant artist. She makes conceptual books and boxes — intimate spaces that explore intense emotional states difficult to express in words alone. Here is a piece that she made for me — and for all the readers of QUIET! It’s called “Be Still.” Here’s […]


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Internet Dating - Is It Brutal or Beautiful for Introverts? A Case Study w/Julia & Matt

Dear Friends, Today, a heartwarming love story from Matt and Julia Triplett — who met online via the Quiet Revolution! Hope you enjoy this as much as I did. “One night in early 2012, Matt was reading the book Quiet by Susan Cain, about the joys and struggles of being an introvert in an extroverted world. […]


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I thought I was damaged. Then I learned I’m introverted.

Not long ago, I discovered Michael Schiller’s terrific Social Introverts Facebook Fan Page. We started corresponding, and I’d love to share the note he sent me about his passion for helping introverts appreciate their own quiet perfection. ~ Susan Hello, Susan. My name is Michael Schiller, and I want you to know that you are […]


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From Moonlight to Courage | A Spirit’s Guide to Surviving Life’s Song

*Rich Day, one of this blog’s most active participants, shares a lovely story that’s guaranteed to give you what my mother-in-law calls a “leaky faucet moment.”  ~ Susan Both of my daughters, Christine and Shannon, took up the piano, along with all the lessons, the hours of practice, and the nervousness of performing at recitals.  […]


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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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