• I also believe that introversion is my greatest strength. I have such a strong inner life that I’m never bored and only occasionally lonely. No matter what mayhem is happening around me, I know I can always turn inward

    Susan Cain
  • Love is essential, gregariousness is optional

    Susan Cain
  • Don't think of introversion as something that needs to be cured...Spend your free the way you like, not the way you think you're supposed to

    Susan Cain
  • Because conflict-avoidant Emily would never “bite

    Susan Cain
  • I need a break after school," she told me later. "School is hard because a lot of people are in the room, so you get tired. I freak out if my mom plans a play date without telling me, because I don't want to hurt my friends' feelings. But I'd rather stay home. At a friend's house you have to do the things other people want to do. I like hanging out with my mom after school because I can learn from her. She's been alive longer than me. We have thoughtful conversations. I like having conversations because they make people happy

    Susan Cain
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