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Susan Cain: The power of introverts

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In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.

Our world prizes extroverts — but Susan Cain makes a case for the quiet and contemplative. Full bio »

There’s zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.” (Susan Cain)

I agree with Susan Cain’s acknowledgment that most of us, if not all of us, are ambiverts since no one is a pure extrovert or a pure introvert, and each of us is a mixture of introvert and extrovert, and some lean more towards one side than the other. Perhaps introversion is more of an attitude, to me. I like her concluding statements, such as there needs to be more opportunities at the workplace to give autonomy for people to work in their own private space and express their individual style of working and interacting with others. Also, people are encouraged to go into the wilderness, or find their own private sanctuary, to get in touch and in tune with themselves, in whom creativity and inspiration dwells.

The quieter you become…
The more you are able to hear…
~ Rumi

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I am a beloved child of Divine Love/Great Spirit, and so are you. We are spiritual beings on a human journey. My main interests in life include Nature, music, spirituality, inspiration, philosophy, sports, reading and photography.

2 thoughts on “Susan Cain: The power of introverts

  1. I finished reading today the book and loved it! It left me thinking that based on a few of the qualities listed, I may not be as introverted as I thought, but perhaps an ambivert. It’a shame she doesn’t go more into ambiversion. I did find a few good links online (like http://lonerwolf.com/ambivert/) but there’s not more extensive on the subject. I agree with your post! 🙂

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