The Book Everyone is Talking About February 20, 2012Posted by keithsawyer in Everyday life.
Tags: introversion, introverts, quiet, susan cain
A quick follow-up to my critical post about Susan Cain’s New York Times article:
Am I the only person who finds it ironic that the big newspaper ad for her book has this text and the cover image?
“The Instant New York Times Bestseller Everyone Is Talking About”
And at the bottom of the ad, I’m not sure if this is irony or just internally contradictory: the text announces that Cain’s New York Times article is the #1 most emailed NY Times Op-ed. Apparently in addition to talking a lot, introverts have lots of friends, too.
If you define “introversion” so broadly that it includes people who talk a lot and have lots of friends, then how meaningful is that definition, really?