In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.
Quiet, the power of introverts in a world that can not stop talking, a fictional book by Susan Cain argues that modern western culture undervalues and misunderstands the capabilities of an introverted person leading to a massive waste of talent.
We, humans are divided into categories, generally extroverts and introverts. Society thinks being an extrovert is a big achievement. They can mix up with their environment easily, are more outgoing, have good communication skills and are more fierce than introverts.
This led to the crumble of capabilities of an introvert. Our whole system is made in this manner, thinking that each and every child is an extrovert. For instance, our school wants us to indulge in group activities, whereas, there are few children who can come up with brilliant ideas if they work alone. This does not mean that teamwork is not superior, it is just that introverted minds need some space to express their genius ideas to the world.
Extroverts make up 50-75% of the world’s population, while introverts make up an estimated 25-40% of the population.
There are a lot of misconceptions about this personality type. The most common among them are, introverts are shy, they do not like to talk. No! They just prefer listening and observing before presenting their thoughts and they choose their words very wisely. They don’t prefer talking for the sake of talking. According to them, small talk is a waste of time. They will willingly engage in a topic they are passionate about.
Another misconception is that they just want to be left alone, while it is true that they need some time to recharge themselves but they too crave and enjoy the company of others.
Introverts often do their best work alone, they have a tendency to shut down when they feel like their voice is not being heard. Whereas, they excel in small groups and similar minds.
Dear introverts, you are self sufficient and you know it.
Be in love with yourself, whoever you are, be the best version of yourself. We all are unique!