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The Power of Introverts April 9, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — rcgerhard @ 1:06 am

This past week for homework, we watched a TED talks video by Susan Cain titled The Power of Introverts.  This video is awesome. As an introvert myself,  and I found a lot of what she said to be true. The desk cluster situation she talks about for example,  I remember sitting in them in elementary school and wishing we had cubicles so I could get away from it all for a while. I also agree that social situations, such as parties can be exhausting rather than enjoyable or energizing. But overall I was mostly glad to see someone finally sticking up for introverts. Usually the term introvert is brought up as a negative. For example, how many times have you seen a TV interview of the neighbors of a discovered serial killer/rapist/criminal in which they describe him/her as an introvert? And yet when someone who is sociable and outgoing is discovered to be a serial killer/rapist/criminal everyone is shocked (or the story is spun that way) because they are sociable and outgoing. There definitely is an unwarranted bias there.