Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Why it's okay to be an introvert
For some reason, in our society the people who are more at ease when speaking in public, people who can easily communicate with others, i.e. extroverts, seem to be idealized. But the thing is, that around half the people on the planet are not extroverts. Some are a little introvert and a little extrovert. Some are just introverts. But what happens is that there is a tendency to link extroversion with success, and introversion with loneliness and failure. As if your personal preference of how you like to spend you private time (alone or with company) had something to with whether or not you are successful on the professional sector, even though, clearly it doesn't. It doesn't even make you a better or worse person in your private life, since everyone is different, and some just need more alone time than others. In fact, a well-functioning society needs a little bit of both types of people, as both have undeniable assets, and one's weakness is the other's strength. They basically complete themselves. So why are introverts lead to want to become like extroverts, since no one is better than the other, they're just different? So without further due, to answer to this question, I'll let you watch this very interesting TedTalk video about how introverts are equally successful as extroverts, and why we should just want to stay the way we are, and not conform to the old stereotypes of introversion being great for women, and extroversion for men. I hope you'll like it!
And for those who still needed a little convincing that introversion is nice too, here's Hepburn's quote:
Have a great day, and keep your mind sharp!