Reflections on the ‘New Groupthink’ and lessons for asynchronous collaborative e-learning

I re-read Susan Cain’s ‘Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking’. According to this very well researched book, at least one-third of the population are introverts. The book provides great insights into how introverts live within a culture that rewards and favours extroversion. Lots of people are ‘ambivert’ – they have traits of both introverts as extroverts – but one is always dominant. Cain uses many interesting examples to explain how this influences our relationships as well as the way we work and learn.

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