If you think introverts can't make a difference, think again.
Susan Cain opens her book, Quiet, with an eye (and ear) opening example of the power of the introvert. Rosa Parks, a small framed, quiet lady in her 40's, fueled a movement with one word: No.
But Cain doesn't stop there. She goes on to list dozens of introverts that have changed history: Lincoln, Einstein, Gates; the list goes on and on.
The book is a bit academic and, consequently, hard for me to digest at times. Still, Cain's argument is valid and healthy for an extrovert like myself to consider. Just as the subtitle so cleverly states, there is an undeniable power of quiet in a world that can't stop talking.
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking