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Susan Cain talks to Jim Fleming about her best-selling book, "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking.'
As a born introvert who has learned to thrive in a world that values extroverts higher, this topic really resonated with me this morning. I have been thinking about this issue with more of a passive/aggressive or depressive/manic slant, but I sincerely thank Susan Cain for conducting her research and writing within a more appropriate, intellectually accurate and healthy framework. I'm looking forward to reading her book enscounced on my sofa with a cup of java in the quiet of my humble abode in Safety Harbor, FL (before the cacaphony that erupts in a few months across the Old Tampa Bay)... Thank you! --dpl
This so speaks to me in every way! Yay! Very affirming to the changes I have been making in my life for the last two years.
This topic is something I've wanted to paint on the moon since I was a kid. Even though, thanks to the U. S. Marine Corps, I've learned to be assertive, express myself, and work well with others, I'm a born introvert. And your little pop quiz seems to agree. I also don't think that anyone falls completely on one side or the other. It's often annoying and sometimes frustrating when other people feel a need to try to "get me out of my shell". I know that I'm not in a shell, but people who think differently tend to only listen to themselves. I'm not an antisocial hermit, but I often crave some distance between myself and the crush of humanity. Thanks to Susan Cain for writing this book, which I'll be picking up tomorrow afternoon.
Yup. Looking back on my life, there definitely has been instances where I've behaved in ways our extroverted society found perplexing. And I always was made to feel there was something wrong with me. But, nope. Time for a revolution. :)
I'm the introvert in a family of extroverts. It took me a very long time to realize I wasn't at fault. I smiled throughout the interview, home alone, happy, in my niche, listening to NPR while working on a sculpture project.
Too many interviews for an introvert person...
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