The power of introverts | Susan Cain

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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.

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22 COMMENTS

  1. This encouraged me more than I expected. Was just the next video that randomly started, but in the end it made me cry.

  2. I recently thought I should be more extroverted and readied to discard my nature, which is introversion, because I discovered that the world supports and prefers extroverts more than introverts. Lots of people stress communications, interactions, go out with others… but rarely stress being alone and immersing ourself in the world of imagination which is also so significant. Thanks for this video, I saved my introverted trait. I like being a introverts.

  3. then we have us NEETs here refusing to go out other than to buy cup noodles, we don't even have any feasable interaction!

  4. This is for an introvert who lost herself in a world trying to "fit in". I miss all the times I was most myself. Reading, painting, watching documentaries, needing no one's company but my own. This lockdown's reminded me of what has been missing this whole time. So grateful

  5. Being an introvert and attracting extroverts as best friends 🤦🏽‍♀️ at least my friends get me and don’t force me to do anything. They invite me out but don’t get offended when I say no 😅

  6. every single word she said made sense to me and i bursted into tears the first time i heard her speech, it felt like someone just revealed me and described me precisely which was something i could never do for myself. 🙂

  7. "We don't have to lock ourselves up in cabins and never see each other again."
    2020: Hehe

    btw, Ralph Waldo Emerson is great

  8. I was today scrolling on a reddit extrovert page (i am an introvert), just to see how extroverted people think about us

    I saw some comments from people saying that we don't care about our friends, saying that we are crappy friends, that we are too quiet and i was hurt because sometimes being an introvert is very hard

    It's not like we don't care or we don't have feelings, it's just that it"s hard to open up, especially if you are a shy introvert. We enjoy our alone time, just how they enjoy spending time with a lot of people. We are actually equal, it's our mentality that is different, our way of thinking

    We are equal, but not the same
    And i agree that we sometimes get annoyed with extroverts for talking to much, but extroverts also get annoyed with us for being too quiet. What is the difference? This is my question. Why do we always get criticized for being too quiet?

  9. Some teachers need to realise how devastating it is for many of us to ask at the start of school in a new class:

    “So let’s go around the class and each of you introduce yourselves!”

    And then ask those that whisper something under his voice:

    “Why are you so shy honey? Don’t be so quiet!”

    Yes they hurt.

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