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…
- Do Extroverts Make More Money than Introverts? (blogher.com)
- Q&A: Author Susan Cain on “the power of introverts” in business and beyond (smartplanet.com)
- Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, a book by author, Susan Cain (bookpeeps.org)
- Leadership and Personality: Introverts Can Lead, Too (openviewpartners.com)
- Quiet Please! Introvert at Work (livegrownourishcreate.wordpress.com)
- Introverts no longer the quiet followers of Extroverts (forbes.com)
- Susan Cain and the Quiet Power of Introverts (psychologytoday.com)
- Susan Cain – Introvert Leader, Extrovert Voice (theintrovertedmedic.wordpress.com)