the power of introverts

Susan Cain’s TED talk in 2012 – The power of introverts

although we may argue that introvert-extrovert is a spectrum, many at times, introverts are expected to perform based on extroverts’ measures. it’s no surprise that fewer introverts are in leadership positions, cos a key mechanism for assessing someone’s suitability for a position is most often, interview. i’m not sure about other introverts, but i am definitely a fish who feels that it is a (monkey) climbing the tree test an interview is to me. Cain (2012) called it the Extrovert Ideal which all of us are expected to perform towards or under (:

2014-08-08-Susan Cain 2012 look inside
[acknowledgement: Amazon Look Inside of Susan Cain’s Quiet]