The Power of the Introvert


A Journey

Over the past couple weeks (actually, months) I’ve been reading Susan Cain’s book Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. Each evening, before heading off to bed, I’ve been reading sections of the book, investigating the culture that puts extroversion on a pedestal and draws around the power of talking, group think, and self-promotion. This book is a beautiful study in the power of introverts as leaders who can (and do) shape the world. As the cover states, the words Cain has written have “the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves.”

I will not lie; I am an Introvert. Sometimes, I joke that I am the introvert’s introvert. I don’t like crowds. I don’t like small talk. I avoid large social activities. And have spent  hundreds of evenings watching from the shadows and corners, listening…

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One response to “The Power of the Introvert

  1. I read the book and enjoyed it. ” I am an Introvert. Sometimes, I joke that I am the introvert’s introvert. I don’t like crowds. I don’t like small talk. I avoid large social activities.”
    Did you ever think that people who don’t like crowds, small talk, large social activities may just have better taste than those who enjoy these things? Or maybe they have less tolerance for inane insincerity.

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