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SUSAN CAIN is the author of the instant New York Times bestseller QUIET: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking, which has been translated into more than 20 languages. Her writing on introversion and shyness has appeared in the The New York Times; The Dallas Morning News; O, The Oprah Magazine; Time.com; and on PsychologyToday.com. Cain has also spoken at Microsoft, Google, the U.S. Treasury, and at TED 2012. Since her TED talk was posted online, it has been viewed almost 2 million times. She has appeared on national broadcast television and radio including CBS “This Morning,” NPR’s “All Things Considered,” NPR’s “Diane Rehm,” and her work has been featured on the cover of Time magazine, in The Atlantic, Wired, Fast Company, Real Simple, Fortune, Forbes, USA Today, The Washington Post, CNN, Slate.com, and many other publications. She is an honors graduate of Princeton and Harvard Law School. She lives in the Hudson River Valley with her husband and two sons. Visit: www.thepowerofintroverts.com

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Esta é a pergunta mais importante que você pode fazer a si mesmo

(0) Comments | Posted September 21, 2015 | 12:35 PM

Qual é a sua história de vida?

Eu não me refiro aquela onde você cresceu, estudou, conseguiu o seu primeiro emprego, etc. O que eu quero dizer é: qual é a sua HISTÓRIA? Qual a narrativa construída através dos acontecimentos da sua vida? Você sabia que esta é a pergunta...

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5 Insights For Introverts Who Want To Thrive In The Workplace

(2) Comments | Posted September 10, 2015 | 3:29 PM

Have a question for our Chief Revolutionary? Email us via the Contact Susan page. You can also ask via Twitter with the hashtag #AskSusanCain.

What tips do you have to prevent extroverts from dominating the conversation in business meetings? – Connor J., DC

This is an...

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5 Tips to Help Introverts Network On Their Own Terms

(6) Comments | Posted September 8, 2015 | 5:34 PM

It's always a delight to chat with the lovely Marie Forleo, and I really enjoyed this interview on MarieTV.

I'd love to hear your thoughts: what networking tips spoke to you? What other tips might you have for your fellow community members?

 

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This article originally appeared on QuietRev.com.

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The Single Most Important Question You Can Ask Yourself

(7) Comments | Posted August 31, 2015 | 5:23 PM

What’s your life story?

I don’t mean where you grew up, went to school, got your first job, etc. I mean what’s your STORY? What narrative have you constructed from the events of your life? And do you know that this is the single most important question you can ask yourself?

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7 formas de aproveitar o poder de se comunicar sem demonstrar poder

(1) Comments | Posted August 27, 2015 | 6:54 PM

Você já percebeu que algumas pessoas evitam usar pontos de interrogação nos e-mails? Elas falam: "Você pode me ligar para conversar."

Eu acho que elas estão tentando demostrar poder, mas essas tentativas linguísticas de dominância nunca me inspiraram respeito. Elas só me deixam irritada.

Algumas pessoas fazem exatamente o oposto....

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The 3 Keys To Daily Well-Being

(7) Comments | Posted August 21, 2015 | 11:44 AM

Tom Rath is only 39 years old, but he's already sold six million books, including Strengths Based Leadership and his latest, Are You Fully Charged? He’s a senior scientist and advisor to Gallup and is hugely influential in the business world. Since age 16, he’s been successfully battling...

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How I Quit My Job and Became a Writer

(3) Comments | Posted August 14, 2015 | 12:05 PM

When at age 33 I quit corporate law to become a writer, most people I knew, including my very own self, thought I was nuts. I’d dreamed of being a writer since I was four, but when I graduated college, I decided I should be practical. So I applied to...

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Readers Ask Susan Cain: What Inspired "Quiet"?

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2015 | 2:57 PM

Have a question for our Chief Revolutionary? Email us via the Contact Susan page. You can also ask via Twitter with the hashtag #AskSusanCain.

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7 Ways to Use the Power of Powerless Communication

(47) Comments | Posted July 31, 2015 | 6:40 PM

Have you ever noticed that some people avoid using question marks in their emails? They will say: "Can you call me to discuss." Or: "When should we meet for dinner."

I think they’re trying to signal power, but these linguistic bids for dominance never fill me with respect. They just...

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'You Can Approach Life with Both Fierceness and Grace': An Interview with Brené Brown

(2) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 4:08 PM

I had the good fortune to meet Brené Brown in March of 2012 when we both spoke at TED, and she instantly became one of my favorite people. She is warm and wise and very, very funny. (Check out her two TED talks, and see what I mean.) Her latest...

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How To Learn To Love Networking

(8) Comments | Posted July 17, 2015 | 11:16 AM

Many people had told me that delivering a TED talk could change my life. And they were right -- but not only in the ways that I’d imagined.

There were the changes I’d hoped for: I got to meet extraordinary people, and I acquired (rather preposterously from the...

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How The Quiet Revolution Got Started

(5) Comments | Posted July 6, 2015 | 9:09 AM

I didn’t set out to start a revolution.

I’m a writer at heart. When my book Quiet came out in 2012, I went on a global book tour and gave over 300 media interviews and dozens of speeches. The reaction to the book was beyond my wildest dreams....

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How To Be Courageous

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2015 | 4:57 PM

When Yves Biggoer-Burger was in the second grade, he witnessed a group of peers teasing an overweight girl. Drawing himself up to his full 8-year-old height, he stood by her side and said:

“Guys, she might be bigger than you, but she’s definitely not as stupid.”

The boys slunk away,...

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Shyness Vs. Introversion, Surviving Playdates, Sharing Ideas, And More: Readers Ask Susan Cain

(2) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 4:46 PM

Susan answered today’s first question, about the difference between shyness and introversion, on video. After the video, read on for more questions and answers!

As my now-young kids grow, I am not looking forward to having to meet and socialize with their friends’ parents at play dates, etc. How can...

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Valentine (Why There Would Be No Quiet Revolution Without My Husband)

(3) Comments | Posted March 5, 2015 | 11:12 AM

"Our feet hurt."

It's a joke my husband Ken likes to tell: an elderly couple whose lives are so happily intertwined that when the wife develops an ache in her arch, they visit the doctor together, and the husband complains: "Doctor, our feet hurt."

When I met Ken in 2003,...

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How to Overcome the Fear of "Putting Yourself Out There"

(19) Comments | Posted March 27, 2014 | 10:52 AM

In honor of Arianna Huffington's marvelous book THRIVE, I want to write about a very specific aspect of well-being: freedom from fear of sharing one's ideas.

In researching my book, QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, I met a scientist performing groundbreaking work...

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Study Indicates That Sad Songs Say So Much (Even More Than You Think)

(3) Comments | Posted October 23, 2013 | 1:43 PM

As a minor key kind of gal, I often wonder:

Why does sad music make me feel so happy?

Why do I feel so thrilled when Jacques Brel sings of abandonment? Why do I prefer my Chopin in C sharp minor? Why do I love...

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7 Ways to Use the Power of Powerless Communication

(7) Comments | Posted July 2, 2013 | 12:32 PM

Have you ever noticed that some people avoid using question marks in their emails? They will say: "Can you call me to discuss." Or: "When should we meet for dinner."

I think they're trying to signal power, but these linguistic bids for dominance never fill me with respect. They just...

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The Courage of Naomi Wolf

(1) Comments | Posted October 22, 2012 | 3:53 PM

Lately I've been fascinated by the question of moral courage: what it is, who possesses it. So often we see courage right under our noses, and fail to recognize it.

I think that's the case with Naomi Wolf, author of The Beauty Myth and, more recently, Vagina. Wolf has made...

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The Power of Introverts

(275) Comments | Posted April 18, 2012 | 8:05 AM

Today we make room for a remarkably narrow range of personality styles. We're told that to be great is to be bold, to be happy is to be sociable. We see ourselves as a nation of extroverts -- which means that we've lost sight of who we really are. Depending...

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