Browsing: Charisma

The Yin and Yang of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr.

Post by Susan Cain.


Resources to Help Extroverts and Introverts Understand Each Other

Recently I received a letter from a reader named “Lily” who describes herself as extremely quiet and shy.  Lily is part of a women’s group called the “Super Women Sisterhood” which is comprised of eight very boisterous, extroverted women.  When Lily attends the meetings she feels invisible and overwhelmed, and she worries that the women […]


Adele, the Introvert? (Plus, More News from the QUIET Media Blitz)

Hi everyone, Take a look at this Anderson Cooper interview of Adele, on her discomfort with fame — and her stage fright: (Plenty of extroverts suffer stage fright too, of course, and some introverts love the stage — but see what you think.) “Adele: I wanted to be a singer forever. But it’s not really […]


“Everyone in the Room Isn’t Looking at You, Unless You Are Jennifer Aniston or Charlie Sheen.”

This honest and funny guest post was written by Jane London, co-host of the Dom and Jane Show on Mix 100 in Denver — Jane also writes  a blog, Present Tense: I am an introvert.  According to Myers-Briggs testing, an INTJ.  I’ve also been a morning radio host for over 25 years.  In […]


Introverted Executives Find Ways to Shine

That’s the title of an article in last week’s Wall Street Journal. The article introduces introverted leaders like Doug Conant, the much-celebrated chief of Campbell Soup (whom I wrote about here) and Tim Miller, the CEO of Rally Development Software, whom I interviewed for my book. Tim has many impressive qualities — smarts, humility, and determination among […]


Public Speaking for Introverts (Courtesy of Robert F. Kennedy)

“Be yourself. Don’t feel you need to mimic the testosterone level of a motivational speaker. You will look and feel fake. Robert Kennedy never tried to copy Martin Luther King’s rhetorical skills. RFK was soft-spoken. He owned that. And as a result, was every bit as affecting as King.” This quote comes from a terrific Harvard […]


Enchantment for Introverts: Seven Tips From Guy Kawasaki, an Introvert Who Has Enchanted Millions of People

On August 10, 2008, Guy Kawasaki posted a shocking tweet. It read: “You may find this hard to believe, but I am an introvert. I have a “role” to play, but I am fundamentally a loner.” Kawasaki was the original evangelist for Apple’s Macintosh computer. He’s a well-known venture capitalist who has been called the […]

Quiet: The Book

- Wall Street Journal

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


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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