Susan Cain on the Power of Introverts

There was a great TED talk I stumbled upon, and subsequently a great book I began reading, about a new wave of study into introversion — the often referenced and disdained disposition that is most often confused with shyness or social awkwardness. Susan Cain is on a crusade to debunk these myths and create a new way of viewing introverts in light of what they contribute, not what they lack. She makes some great points in the talk and her book is an in-depth look at our American culture which, according to Cain, has come to view the overly-social extrovert personality type as the preferred norm. Check out the TED talk below. Check out her book. They’re both wonderful.

What stuck out to you in her presentation? What new insights did you gain? If you enjoyed this presentation, I would highly recommend picking up her book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking


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