You might say that corporate lawyer turned consultant and author Susan Cain has launched a not-so-silent revolution with her groundbreaking book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking (Broadway Books, 2012). In the best-seller, the Princeton and Harvard Law School graduate asserts that Western culture tends to laud extroverts while undervaluing and misunderstanding introverts. \n\nShortly after the book’s release, Cain gained further accolades for her popular TED Talk on introverts, which has been viewed more than 5 million times. Since then, the book has won awards and been translated into 30 languages. Cain, a self-described introvert, lives in the Hudson River Valley region of New York with her husband and two sons.\nQuiet describes introverts, extroverts and even ambiverts. Please explain.\nIntroverts have a preference for lower-stimulation environments—for more quiet, for less noise, for less action. That’s where they feel most alive and most energized.