Are You An Introvert Or Extrovert? Take The ‘Quiet Quiz’ To Find Out

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  1. Rachel on 28.03.2013 at 17:37 (Reply)

    The link to the quiz doesn’t work for mobiles.

  2. confession: i’m shy on 29.03.2013 at 14:59

    [...] P.S. If you’re curious about your own personality type, you can take a Myers-Briggs / Jungian based test here. Or if you want to know where you fall on the introvert->extrovert scale, Susan Cain has a quiz for that here. [...]

  3. steve koch on 07.04.2013 at 16:24 (Reply)

    just saw your TED talk posted march 2012. GREAT … WONDERFUL..FANTASTIC!!
    YOU ARE SPOT ON. and right on target about schools. great statement/question: what would all the children do while adults are at work…amazing..we have done our children such a dis-service…in some areas…
    your thinking is wonderful
    thank you for sharing

  4. Jim R on 09.04.2013 at 10:27 (Reply)

    Susan: Just finished reading Quiet and loved it. I’ve been married to an extrovert for 52 years. We get along great and are respectful of each others differences and needs. Quiet helped me to understand her and myself better. Congrats on a great book.

    Jim R

  5. Q is for Quiet | Life in the Fishbowl on 17.04.2013 at 19:58

    [...] crowd without warning. I think I failed to communicate this awkwardness because I had failed to help them understand some of the fundamental differences between introverts and extroverts. I think giving them access [...]

  6. Tony Sandy on 25.04.2013 at 02:01 (Reply)

    I recognized a lot of the traits from your article in The UK’s Daily Mail. I’m solitary, highly focused, prefer quiet contemplation on life’s mysteries. Write rather than talk. Listen rather than speak. Enjoy deep discussions (The ones you get in the kitchen, while everyone else is dancing in the living room or at the end of the party). I think before I speak, which is why I suppose I hardly say anything (My mother used to comment that I’d never say anything unless I thought it was important).

    I detest group think or ‘compromise’ as it’s better known because it doesn’t solve problems, just drowns you in words mostly. Small talk equally gets up my nose as does the noise that accompanies people’s avoidance of thinking (drowning out the still, small voice of reason, with shouting, loud music, alcohol, lack of sleep etc). I don’t like pubs for this reason or most social occasions. Lack of thought leads to risky, impulsive behaviour as personified by male culture and nowadays ‘ladettes’ as opposed to ladies.

  7. Bob Agard on 29.04.2013 at 13:43 (Reply)

    Okay, now I know. Linked here:

  8. Laura Dwyer on 03.05.2013 at 10:09 (Reply)


    I always figured I was introverted but considered it more of a personality trait instead of fundamentally who I am. Thank you and my friend Sue who referred me to your book for opening up a new way of looking at myself as a whole person.

  9. Aa on 09.05.2013 at 11:01 (Reply)

    Dear Susan,

    Congratulations on your excellent work on the book Quiet. I loved reading it. I have two questions but didn’t find any place where I can email them to you so posting them here.

    Q1. Recently yahoo has banned work from home policy on the grounds that the creativity is sparked by interaction among colleagues. According to your research this seems not to be true. What do you have to say about it?

    Q2. Is it possible for people to change from extrovert to introverts given the change in the social environment?

    Many thanks,

  10. Sandy on 14.05.2013 at 04:53 (Reply)

    Hello Susan,
    I’ve just finished reading your book, which was terrific. It has clarified & confirmed things I have spent my whole life trying to figure out (& I just turned 50!). I’ve recommended your book to lots of family & friends & when I described it to my mother she asked me if it also talked about ‘how to fix it’!!! Thank you for reminding us so eloquently that it’s not something to be ‘fixed’, but to be valued. You have done a wonderful thing.
    Many thanks,

  11. Arika on 01.06.2013 at 15:01 (Reply)

    Thank you for your priceless perception on the value of being introverted. I really appreciate how you incorporated research data to show the benefits of this nature. Sadly, introversion is often equated with “strangeness” or “mental illness.” This clearly is not the case. Society has stigmatized shyness to be bad, which unfortunately has people striving to try and change who they are, hoping for validation from others. My question is, why do we worry so much about “fitting in,” and who determines what “fits?” Self-acceptance is very important, as we will live with our natural way of being forever.
    Thank you so much for your contribution! This book is seriously life-changing, and I recommend it to everyone. Thank you for creating such a personal, meaningful and insightful book.

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