Why introverted Susan Cain is leading a Quiet Revolution

Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking, is taking her ideas beyond the lecture circuit.
Award-winning author Susan Cain is best known for her bestselling book 'Quiet: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking' which has been translated into over 30 languages. (Aaron Fedor)

How can a quieter person succeed in a society that routinely listens to the loudest voice in the room? How would our ideas about work, love and leisure change if introversion was better understood?

These are the kinds of questions that drive Susan Cain, author of the award-winning book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking. After hitting a nerve with her bestseller, Cain founded a consulting company dubbed Quiet Revolution. She joins guest host Candy Palmater to discuss her manifesto for a world that values introverts. 

q: Are your work meetings dominated by a vocal few? How might we go about changing that? (Fabiola Carletti/CBC)
q: Are you an introvert dating an extrovert? Tell us how you make it work. (Fabiola Carletti/CBC)

WEB EXTRA | Not sure if you're an introvert or extrovert? Take Susan Cain's quiz here. Plus, watch the author's viral TED talk — The Power of Introverts — below. 


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