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Quiet: The Power of Introverts

February 10, 2012


Hour 2

In a world that celebrates the loudest, most outlandish, extroverted personalities, a new book makes the case for quieter types – those who shy away from the limelight and who like to spend time alone. Writer SUSAN CAIN says there are advantages to being an introvert, including being a reflective thinker and a good listener. In her book, “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking,” Cain also highlights some well-known introverts like Mother Theresa, Rosa Parks, Joe DiMaggio, Bill Gates and Gandhi, who famously said, “In a gentle way you can shake the world.”  She tells Marty about the science behind introversion and the biases that shy people face.

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