Make Space For The Introverts!

In her book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking, corporate lawyer and negotiations expert Susan Cain discusses how corporations and academic institutions constantly revere the “extroverted ideal” while undermining the potential of individuals who are less “out there”.

In this 19-minute TED talk, Cain talks about the culture of extroversion that is ingrained within our psyche from a very early age – a culture where introverts are made to feel guilty for not being able to deliver what society expects of them.

Introverts, she says, have exceptional potential and talent that can be brought forth by providing an optimal work environment. They would, in fact, make outstanding leaders when given a chance to work with the right group of people.

By drawing attention to the unique needs and working styles of introverts, Cain urges establishments to recognize them and strive towards a culture where both introverts and extroverts can thrive to their best abilities.

If you find this subject interesting, we recommend that you read our article The Power of Introverts based on Susan Cain’s book.

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