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TED Talk Thursday – Susan Cain: The power of introverts

By Atmara On April 26, 2012 Under Inspiration, TED Talks, Video

According to ted.com: “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.”

“Susan Cain is a former corporate lawyer and negotiations consultant — and a self-described introvert. At least one-third of the people we know are introverts, notes Cain in her new book Quiet. Although our culture undervalues them dramatically, introverts have made some of the great contributions to society – from Chopin’s nocturnes to the invention of the personal computer to Gandhi’s transformative leadership. Cain argues that we design our schools, workplaces, and religious institutions for extroverts, and that this bias creates a waste of talent, energy, and happiness. Based on intensive research in psychology and neurobiology and on prolific interviews, she also explains why introverts are capable of great love and great achievement, not in spite of their temperaments — but because of them.”

For all you introverts out there….(and I’m one)…Enjoy!

For those of you not familiar with TED Talks here is a brief summery from www.ted.com:

“TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK each summer — TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and Open TV Project, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize”

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I look forward to your thoughts and comments!

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Mattie
    April 28, 2012
    5:19 am

    Hi there! I know this is kind of off-topic however I needed to ask. Does operating a well-established website such as yours take a large amount of work? I am brand new to blogging however I do write in my journal on a daily basis. I’d like to start a blog so I can easily share my own experience and thoughts online. Please let me know if you have any suggestions or tips for new aspiring blog owners. Appreciate it!
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    • Atmara
      April 28, 2012
      12:22 pm

      As with anything you can spend a little or a lot of time on it depending on how often you post and what else you may be doing with your site. Sorry I can’t really give you a definitive answer.

  2. Taylor
    April 30, 2012
    1:13 am

    The video made me recall the time that I wasted a lot of opportunities in college simply because I wanted to fit into the crowd. Sad to say, I was an underachiever that time; I am not trying to make up for it.
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