Daniel Heiniger Posted almost 2 years ago Susan Cain: The power of introverts As a child I liked to play alone, be it constructing stuff with my Lego, or constructing mountains, tunnels and roads in my sandbox. Quite often, my mother came and said "you can't play here all alone. I'll go and call the neighbor boys in so you're not so alone." I hated her guts for doing this to me. I *didn't*want* to play with those neighbors *all*the*time*! I felt so uneasy with so many people around me, sometimes.