Are You an Extrovert or an Introvert? - VIDEO


Better question: Have you found your partner?

Author Susan Cain shines a spotlight on introverts and reveals how over time our society has come to look to extroverts as leaders. Not suggesting that one is better than the other, Susan argues that the world needs an equal space between introverts and extroverts; that an innovative, creative world wouldn't be the same without the two coming together.


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  1. Just finished reading her book last night. Really enlightening.

    Posted by: Rich | Oct 29, 2012 10:59:10 AM

  2. Ditto. This is a *great* book. Well researched content, a fresh viewpoint, prose that frequently sparkles with humor and heart.

    I know very, very well the damaging dynamics of being presumed, expected, and indoctrinated to behave like an extrovert. Unfortunately it's all awfully similar to the covert demand that gay people stay in the closet.

    How I wish this idea and this author had been around when I grew up in the 1950s and 1960s.

    Posted by: PixelWizard | Oct 29, 2012 11:17:40 AM

  3. She's dead on right. Creative types in any field, whether artistic, scientific, or whatever, tend to be naturally introverts. Only those few who have learned traits of extroverts (like me), or who partner with extroverts, seem to get noticed, but that's a shame. What else miught we have achieved in the world if we listened to introverts more?

    Posted by: graphicjack | Oct 29, 2012 11:34:07 AM

  4. cats - don't mistake vacuous for mysterious and intelligent

    Posted by: io | Oct 29, 2012 11:38:31 AM

  5. Dunno...cats can be pretty d*amn intelligent and mysterious.

    I'm an introvert but have learned through hard work to be acceptably extroverted.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Oct 29, 2012 10:58:22 PM

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