If you haven’t read Susan Cain’s Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, I strongly recommend it. She does an excellent job pointing out the many ways in which we overemphasize the importance of being extroverted and downplay the unique contributions that introverts make in the world. And she does it without pushing the pendulum in the other direction and arguing that introverts are somehow better. She just wants us to see the need for both.
Here’s a great animated video summarizing the main argument of the. Check it out.