June 25, 2019

The TED Talk that helped me Embrace my Underestimated, Misjudged, Introverted Self.


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It has taken me years to embrace the fact that I am an introvert—through and through.

It’s a surprisingly hard thing to come to terms with—mainly because society values, rewards, and acknowledges extroverts more willingly.

Those who aren’t introverts have a tough time understanding our solitude, our need for quiet, our dedication to our relationship with ourselves. But it’s about time we acknowledge the value that introverts offer to society—and that’s exactly what Susan Cain argues in her wildly popular TED Talk.

Cain points out the undeniable benefits of introversion when it comes to creativity and innovation. She reminds us that we need to find more ways of accommodating and encouraging the introverts of the world.

Cain’s TED Talk can help us to more fully understand—and even embrace—our introverted identity.


author: Kelsey Michal

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Danny Saxon Jul 3, 2019 6:12pm

Thank you very much Kelsey for sharing this. I am one of those people. This helped me be more at ease with it the way she articulated it. I have practiced my whole life, an acceptance of the beauty of solitude mixed with some nice, heartfelt social interactions when needed.

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Kelsey Michal

Kelsey Michal grew up in Oregon, leaving her with a particular fondness for the mountains and greenery of the Pacific Northwest. She is an avid hiker, runner, dancer, yoga practitioner, writer, baker, musician, and cook. Kelsey is currently an Elephant Editor, freelance writer, and yoga instructor. Find her on her website, Instagram, or Facebook.