"I had this idea that a corporate lawyer had to be bold and alpha and comfortable in the spotlight. And I quickly found out that was not true. Yes, that’s one way of being powerful, but there was a completely different constellation of traits that would also make you very powerful. Traits like listening carefully and asking questions and building alliances one on one behind the scenes with people."
Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Won’t Stop Talking, on the Diane Rehm show on NPR, talking about being an introvert and working in law.