the power of introverts
speaker: susan cain
this is a brilliant talk on what it is to be an introvert and how necessary introverts are to the advancement of ideas. introverts energy tends to expand through reflection. which needs solitude. an introvert does well in solitude. there is a prejudice in our society toward the introvert. the school systems do not encourage the introvert. gandhi considered himself to be an introvert. the introvert may not have the best social skills but when you need someone to solve a complicated problems, give it to the introvert. introverts enjoy going off to be alone with a good book. quiet. solitude. aloneness. deep thinkers. revelations. unplug. so what’s in your suitcase? watch the video and you will understand the question. lastly, have the courage to speak softly.
introverts are not abnormal, nerds, loners, withdrawn, shy, and unfriendly, or lacking in social skills.
introverts enjoy time alone. consider only deep relationships as friends. feel drained after outside activities. are often good listeners. appear calm and self-contained. think then speak or act
introverts have an inward focus. introverts feel highly self-conscious around other people. walking into a crowded room is unnerving. introverts can be extremely witty, just not in front of a lot of people, maybe one or two at a time. they are not neurotic.
introverts process their emotions, thoughts, and observations internally. introverts are more private, and less public. introverts need time to think before responding to a situation. time to develop their ideas by reflecting privately. introverts’ personality traits can be passionate, and sometimes aggressive.
positives of being an introvert: good in one-to-one relationships. nurture long-term relationships. flexible. independent. strong ability to concentrate. self reflective. responsible. creative-goes beyond the barriers in thinking. can analyze complex problems. intelligent. great researcher.
there are less introverts in the world than extroverts.
Candice Bergen: actress, writer, photographer
Ingrid Bergman: actress
Ellen Burstyn: actress
Glenn Close: actress
Audrey Hepburn: actress
Helen Hunt: actress
Diane Keaton: actress
Grace Kelly: actress
Jessica Lange: actress
Laura Linney: actress
Gwyneth Paltrow: actress
Michelle Pfeiffer: actress
Julia Roberts: actress
Meg Ryan: actress
Meryl Streep: actress
Famous Introverts — Actors
Clint Eastwood: actor/director
Harrison Ford: actor
Tom Hanks: actor
Sir Alfred Hitchcock: film director
Jack Lemmon: actor
William H. Macy: actor
Steve Martin: actor
Noah Wiley: actor
Johnny Carson: former Tonight Show host
Matt Lauer: co-host on the Today Show
David Letterman: host of the David Letterman Show
Diane Sawyer: co-host of ABC’s Good Morning America
Barbara Walters: host of 20/20
Eleanor Roosevelt: 1st Lady to FDR
Albert Einstein: Physicist & Philosopher
Al Gore: Vice President & Global Warming Expert
Sir Isaac Newton: Mathematicin & Discovered Gravity
J.K Rowling: British Author. do i really need to tell you what she already wrote
Marcel Proust: French Author-remembrance of things past
Bill Gates: Microsoft Founder
Steven Spielberg: Director. Writer. Dreamworks
Virginia Woolf: British Author. Activist.
Warren Buffett: Pilanthropist. Billionaire
Frederic CHopin: Composer. Pianist.
Charles Darwin: Evolutionist. Scientist. Author of The Origin of the Species
Larry Page: Google
Rosa Parks: Activist. sat at the front of the bus where white folks sat and she is black. at the time it just wasn’t done.
Gandhi: Activist. Spiritual Leader
research by jennifer kiley