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Introvert

A person predominantly concerned with their own thoughts and feelings rather than with external things.

“It is often assumed extroverts do best in life. But contrary to popular opinion, introverts are not necessarily shy or anti-social, they just prefer environments that are not over-stimulating and get their energy from quiet time and reflection”. That’s what Susan Cain defends on her best-selling book Quiet: The Power of Introverts In a World That Can’t Stop Talking.

“Although a third of the population are introverts, most institutions, from schools to workplaces, are geared towards extroverts, while introverts are often undervalued or misunderstood” .

Her book has sparked an intense debate, while her TED talk has been watched by more than 2 million viewers.

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One comment on “Introvert

  1. M. Encina
    16/05/2012

    interesting! I may read the book.

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This entry was posted on 16/05/2012 by in Emotions, Ideas Worth Spreading (TED), Listening.
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