Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Speech: Susan Cain - The power of introverts

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.

1 comment:

  1. Quite inspiring! For me, the strongest argument in this talk is the need for all of us (extroverts and introverts) to have some time alone, with ourselves, just to think.
    Ideas need both stimuli/discussion, but also silent alone moments to come to the surface. I feel this has nothing to do with being an introvert or not but nevertheless it's very important!

    At some point midway through the talk it seems she is calling whoever does this an introvert, but she sums it up nicely at the end!