(Video link here.) There’s been a lot of buzz lately about Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.
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.
We were really heartened to see it, and this charming little movie about it, being serious introverts ourselves — OURSELF? — happy to hide out for days at a time writing and making things, being in the world in less usual ways.
Introverts work differently than extroverts, but in our experience, a collaboration of the two make for powerful creativity – and often, the roles begin to mesh and marry: the introvert becoming more extroverted, the extravert embracing introvert ways to cool out.
What are you?
via Laughing Squid
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