Did you know that 1/3 of us are actually introverts? Did you also know that modern day society discourages us to have an introverted personality? And lastly, did you know that introverts possess an incredibly unique advantage?

According to author Susan Cain, these deep thinkers have the power to spark ideas, creativity, epiphanies and even revelations. But unfortunately, the systems or schools and organizations which modern society has designed today discourages one to behave in an introverted manner.

From classrooms to summer camps to boardrooms, we’re all expected to be constantly sociable, talkative and take overt action in order to get our capabilities recognized. But things were not always like this. Susan says the extrovert era grew alongside industrialization – there were social and cultural changes which saw the on-set of the fast-paced city life which has become the norm of today.

These days the ‘man of contemplation’ is less respected compared to the ‘man of action’. Susan however is out to change that mindset. She believes society needs both types of personalities to progress in this world. She even goes as far as saying we’d be losing ideas and great decisions if we took away the freedom to be an introvert. Since introvert Susan has experienced a journey in an extrovert world, this profound author is in a great position to tell us that silent thinkers can still be the movers and shakers of the modern world.

So tell us, can you relate to this? Is your favorite pastime on a Friday night curling up with a good book or entertaining the masses…?

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13 Comments

  • Jon S says:

    Wow. Just a few paragraphs and for the first time in 57 years someone is speaking about me.

  • Arlene Williams says:

    Awesome incite.

  • lynn stahler says:

    I teach in public school … no time til 6/20. I would like tokeep my job and get your emails …but can’t participate til them.then

  • Matt says:

    I am an introvert and cannot cope with many things. I recently got fired from a great high salary job for being introverted. Being introverted causes me much anxiety.

  • Tosha says:

    Give me a book every Friday night! Go introverts!

  • Holly says:

    I am much more of an introverted personality. And I like it that way. People whom a extremely extroverted actually annoy me, always getting in my face and telling me to do things. I also think introverted people often lead less stressful lives.

  • Juan Loney says:

    I agree with this article. I feel society is forcing its people to think more like a groupthink tank, and any sort of individuality is persecuted.

  • Melissa Dickinson says:

    I prefer reading by myself to partying.

  • Marita Beck says:

    Still alive!

  • Steve says:

    Well I don’t read because I have deslexia. That sucks because I always want to read. I even buy books and pray that God will help me to understand them, ” has not worked yet”. I know there is something locked up deep inside me, something very special. But I just can’t figure out how to get it out. Talk about frustrating “UGH”. On top of that I live daily with bi-polar and depression, that’s a double “UGH”. However I do have a pretty good sence of humor at times. The sad part is I have a huge Entrepreneural spirit and even had my own business for 12 years letting nothing hold me back, so I thought. I am so Intraverted it’s sick, I have great ideas but never share them for fear of being rejected, yet I will push other people to do just that. I always wanted to be a motivational speaker and help people achieve their goals, but how do you do that when you can’t define and peruse your own. I could talk forever, but it just reminds me of the great hardworking mind I have that I can’t figure out how to use.

    Thank You,

    Steve Malone
    Future something!

  • Lori Bessinger says:

    Im still alive! :)

  • Tricia Ransom says:

    I am an introvert. I am a writer and find that being alone affords me the time to discover, create, and spiritually grow.

  • Zach says:

    Entertaining the masses

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