The Power of Quiet

Laura Basha


Photo By: Annie Spratt
 

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”  

 

– Mahatma Gandhi

 


 

There is more and more research being done on the valuable perspectives experienced and seen by those of us who are introverted. As we live in a culture that values extroversion to an extreme, introversion has often been characterized, if not overtly, as an undesirable attribute to have, especially if one wants to get ahead professionally or socially.
 

Well, what is now becoming more and more obvious, is the powerful contribution the introverted way of operating brings to any conversation, leadership role, or certainly any creative endeavor, and one book that is brilliant in exploring and revealing this value is Susan Cain’s Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.
 

If you are interested in understanding an introvert’s perspective and its value, or if you are interested in validating the value you know you have always possessed as an introvert, check out this TED talk by Susan Cain, and “may the Force be [gently] with you!”
 

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