In this video Susan Cain distinguishes between introversion and shyness, and discusses the current cultural bias which favors extroversion in schools and in the workplace. She argues that solitude is often an essential ingredient for independent thinking and that introverts should not be stigmatized for seeking it out. Cain also emphasizes the point that introverts are a vital creative resource in tackling current world problems and that their talents and abilities should be encouraged and celebrated.
- Shy and proud: The perks of being an introvert (kansascity.com)
- The perks of being an introvert (heraldonline.com)
- Leadership and Personality: Introverts Can Lead, Too (openviewpartners.com)
- Another Thing Introversion Is Not (psychologytoday.com)