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Our society forgot about appreciating Introversion

I just watched the TED talk The power of introverts by Susan Cain.

A third to a half of people are introverts. Although being an introvert is not an absolute adjective, but being extrovert or introvert is a continuous line. Since the beginning of the 20th century, society began to appreciate extroverts a lot over introverts; probably because of bigger markets and crowded cities, where one has to stand out. Nowadays, introverts are forced into a system of extroversion. Susan Cain calls to give people the freedom to come up with their own ideas, and only afterwards collaborate in groups, rather than forcing everyone into a group-scenario from the beginning, where they may not be as effective. Extroverts should be trained in working on their and coming up with ideas on their own just as introverts should be trained in collaborating and working together.

A very interesting talk, and she makes very valid points.