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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

wednesday well-being: introversion

le beau sent me this comic by grant snider last night. love it!

where do you fall on the introvert/extrovert scale? while it took me years to figure out why i was so "different," i now embrace it with glee. i mean, after all, it helps me feel more literary (emily dickinson) and amazing (abraham lincoln)!

enjoy this ted talk by susan cain on the power of introverts. we rock! or so i like to believe. bisous. x

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Celebrant.Cindie said...

Thank you for this. As an introvert myself, growing up I often had to fight feelings there was something 'wrong' with me. I love this resource and plan to check out her book.

Lezley said...

For many years I thought there was something wrong with me, people thought I was weird and told me so. It has only been in the last 2 years I have learned about and embraced my introversion; working with it instead of against it has helped me immensely! I have had fun researching it too.

Nicole said...

I am also an introvert! Susan Cain's book was fabulous, not just for understanding ourselves, but she does a brilliant job of not making extroverts out to be loud baffoons, which many other introvert-centric outlets do. Rather than focus on Us V. Them, she strikes the balance between the two, highlighting why the world needs both personality types. Harmony... that's what is needed.

Fran said...

I am so proud to be an introvert! I loved reading Susan Cain's book and watching her TED video, and now I feel I can embrace my quietness and my quiet way of doing things. When I was young I was made to feel there was something wrong with me, and that I was shy. However now I know I am just an introvert and there is nothing wrong with that. I loved the poster picture, it put a big smile on my face.

Janet said...

LOVE THIS!! What a great talk! Am definitely going to look for her book.

kimberly wilson said...

SO happy this resonated with so many of you. team introverts! x