REFERENCE/RUJUKAN Cain, Susan (2012). Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking. New York, NY: Crown Publishers.
An ex-undergraduate of mine, who is very much into research on introverts, posted on FB about this book some months back (thanks, Sir Shafiq Luf-Kin).
I haven't picked up any good reads for some time, but Quiet... is loudly wonderful, especially if you (like myself) feel that you are kind of an introverted individual in this wide world of introverts.
I just finished the earlier chapters, but here are some extremely wonderful opening quotes from Quiet:
"Some of our greatest ideas, art, and inventions - from the theory of evolution to van Gogh's sunflowers to the personal computer - came from quiet and cerebral people who knew how to tune in their inner worlds and the treasures to be found there." (p. 5)
"[Yet] many of the most important institutions of contemporary life are designed for those who enjoy group projects and high levels of stimulation. As children... the vast majority of teachers believe that the ideal student is an extrovert." (p. 6)
"Now that you're an adult, you might still feel a pang of guilt when you decline a dinner invitation in favor of a good book. Or maybe you like to eat alone in restaurants and could do without the pitying looks from fellow diners. Or you're told that you're 'in your head too much' [because you are an introvert]."
"Of course, there's another word for such people: THINKERS." (p. 7)