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For the shy, the reserved, the contented (but exasperated) wallflowers:
Introverts get a bad rap in our culture, where speaking up and being super social are considered virtues. In 2012, Cain put the lie to all that. She argues that reserved, cerebral people bring tremendous value to our world, and they deserve to be celebrated rather than stigmatized. If you are one of the quiet ones, here's your champion and adviser: "Use your natural powers of persistence, concentration, insight, and sensitivity to do work you love and work that matters. Solve problems, make art, think deeply." 
— Dawn Raffel