The power of introverts with Susan Cain 02 Dec Pre-thinking: What is it like to be an introvert in a world that seems to be outgoing and extraverted? Could it be painful?
Even those people who prefer reading alone to the overstimulating carnival of social media feel pressured to participate. Cain is the author of Quiet: And yet, she argues, we nonetheless need introverts as leaders.
Cain identifies the phenomenon as a symptom of corporate capitalism overcoming predominantly agricultural ways of life. That depends, perhaps on how much credence we lend these well-worn Jungian categories, or whether we think of them as existing in binary opposition rather than on a spectrum, a circle, a hexagram, or whatever.
Cain is not a psychologist but a former corporate lawyer who at least seems to believe the balancing act between extroverted and introverted can be achieved in the corporate world.
Opening with a moving and funny personal narrative, she walks us through the barrage of messages introverts receive condemning their desire for quietude as somehow perverse and selfish. Naturally solitary people are taught to think of their introversion as "a second-class personality trait," Cain writes in her book, "somewhere between a disappointment and a pathology.
But when introverts give in to the social pressure that forces them into awkward extroverted roles, the loss affects everyone. Introverted leaders are more likely to share power and give others space to express ideas, Cain argues.
Gandhi, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Rosa Parks exemplify such introverted leadership, and a quieter, more balanced and thoughtful culture would produce more leaders like them.
Maybe this is a proposition anyone can endorse, whether they prefer Friday nights with hot tea and a novel or in the crush and bustle of the crowds.Jul 26, · Last month, 50 executives from General Electric gathered on the fourth floor of a SoHo office building for a “fireside chat” with Susan Cain, the author of the book “Quiet: The Power of.
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Tweet. "The Power of Introverts" has racked up an impressive 1 million views on YouTube. TED videos, Video, Videos, Culture. Susan Horowitz Cain (born ) is an American writer and lecturer, and author of the non-fiction book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, which argues that modern Western culture misunderstands and undervalues the traits and capabilities of introverted people.
In , Cain co-founded Quiet Revolution, a mission-based company with initiatives in the areas. I recently upgraded my home internet from a measly 2Mbit upload to a more respectable 40Mbps on the Australian National Broadband Network.I’ve been thinking of good uses for this newfound upstream bandwidth and one idea was to off-site my IP security camera footage.
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Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Quiet. About Susan Cain's TED Talk. The Power of Introverts in .