Susan Cain Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old susan cain quotes, susan cain sayings, and susan cain proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


One genuine new relationship is worth a fistful of business cards.     

Susan Cain

Introverts often work more slowly and deliberately. They like to focus on one task at a time and can have mighty powers of concentration. They're relatively immune to the lures of wealth and fame.     

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Introverts are capable of acting like extroverts for the sake of work they consider important, people they love, or anything they value highly.     

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Introverts need to trust their gut and share their ideas as powerfully as they can.     

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Shyness is about the fear of social judgments - at a job interview or a party you might be excessively worried about what people think of you. Whereas an introvert might not feel any of those things at all, they simply have the preference to be in a quieter setting.     

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Introverts, the world needs you and it needs the things you carry. So I wish you the best of all possible journeys and the courage to speak softly.     

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Introverts prefer to work independently, and solitude can be a catalyst to innovation.     

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Even when the attention focused on me is positive, I am uncomfortable being looked at by a lot of people - it's just not my natural state of being.     

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Solitude matters, and for some people, it is the air that they breathe.     

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We put too much of a premium on presenting and not enough on substance and critical thinking.     

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Naked lions are just as dangerous as elegantly dressed ones.     

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There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.     

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What looks like multitasking is really switching back and forth between multiple tasks, which reduces productivity and increases mistakes by up to 50 percent.     

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Opposites attract, and I think temperament is so fundamental that you end up craving someone of the opposite temperament to complete you.     

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Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you're supposed to.     

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Being an extrovert isn’t essential to evangelism – obedience and love are.     

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Whoever you are, bear in mind that appearance is not reality. Some people act like extroverts, but the effort costs them energy, authenticity, and even physical health. Others seem aloof or self-contained, but their inner landscapes are rich and full of drama. So the next time you see a person with a composed face and a soft voice, remember that inside her mind she might be solving an equation, composing a sonnet, designing a hat. She might, that is, be deploying the powers of quiet.     

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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 on which study you consult, one-third to one half of Americans are introverts in other words one out of every two or three people you know.     

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We have two ears and one mouth and we should use them proportionally.     

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Our lives are shaped as profoundly by personality as by gender or race. And the single most important aspect of personality ... is where we fall on the introvert-extrovert spectrum.     

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Women were also urged to work on a mysterious quality called 'fascination.' Coming of age in the 1920's was a competitive business.     

Susan Cain