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A powerful ted talk about the power of introverts given by Susan Cain. An introvert herself who speaks about her wish for introverts "the best of all possible journey's and the courage to speak softly".

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“Introversion- along with its cousins sensitivity, seriousness, and shyness- is now a second-class personality trait, somewhere between a disappointment and a pathology. Introverts living in the Extrovert Ideal are like women in a man's world, discounted because of a trait that goes to the core of who they are. Extroversion is an enormously appealing personality style, but we've turned it into an oppressive standard to which most of us feel we must conform.” ― Susan Cain

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Insight from Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking (excellent read) #quotes #books

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from Fast Company

The Fortunes Of Solitude: Susan Cain On Introverts, The "New Groupthink," And The Problems With Brainstorming

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. Passionately argued, impressively researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet shows how dramatically we undervalue introverts, and how much we lose in doing so. This extraordinary book has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how introverts see themselves.

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"Come out of your shell" - That noxious expression that fails to appreciate that some animals naturally carry shelter wherever they go, and that some humans are just the same. - Susan Cain "Quiet"

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