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Susan CainIn her book “The Power of Introverts: A Manifesto for Quiet Brilliance” author Susan Cain talks about the bias in society towards Extraverts and the impact that has on the 1/3 to 1/2 of the population that has a preference for Introversion. In an interview in Scientific America Cain discusses the fallacy of “groupwork” in schools, and points to research showing that it can reduce creativity and productivity. Cain likeness the way Introverts are treated today to the way women were viewed in the 50’s. She claims that this has led many to present themselves as Extraverts when their preference would clearly have them enjoying more time in solitude. Well worth a read.

The Power of Introverts_ A Manifesto for Quiet Brilliance_ Scientific American

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