03/18/2015 10:55 EDT | Updated 11/26/2015 05:59 EST

Susan Cain Shares Her Story With MAKERS

"What I want to see introverts feeling less ashamed about who they are."

Susan Cain is known for her New York Times bestseller, "Quiet: The Power Of Introverts In A World That Can't Stop Talking."

The book, published in 2012, struck a chord with introverts everywhere, and sparked a "Quiet Revolution." However, there was a time when Cain had abandoned her dream of becoming a writer, believing writing was the "dream of youth."

So, she chose to pursue a career in law instead. In the video above, she tells MAKERS about the journey of self-discovery that rekindled her passion for writing, leading her to write "Quiet" and become an advocate for introverts.

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