Author: Susan Cain
I am an introvert, or more accurately as I have recently discovered, an ambivert. I can fake it like an extrovert, but long before all the excitement of socialising and the exuberance of any highly stimulating environment wears off, I am quietly seeking a corner to recharge.
Reading Susan Cain's book was an eye-opener. It explained a lot about my own personality, and gave me more insight into my children's personalities. I am raising both an ambivert and a highly extroverted-introvert - my own term here because my son does not seem to fit any of the moulds described. It was also the kind of book that I would normally not have read had the subject matter not been close to my heart.
The author is herself a self-professed introvert, who defied all the introverted stereotypes by firstly attending Harvard Law School - described as the most unsuitable place for introverts - and by further going on to become a Wall Street lawyer - a haven for all extroverts.