Friday, January 27, 2012

MUSED Magazine- Don’t Call Introverts Shy! Understanding Their Influence And Power


When you think about people who are introverts, a few things come to mind. Introvert is referred to as an individual that is anti-social, shy, prefers to be alone or a non-people’s person. Well it turns out that an introvert is none of the above.

In a new book written by Susan Collins, “Quiet: The Power Of Introverts In A World That Can’t Stop Talking,” makes us look at introversion in completely different way. According to her, introverted folks are not shy, neither are they anti-social. Recently, she appeared on CBS: This Morning to break it all down.

“Shyness and introversion are different,” said Collins. “Shyness is about the fear of negative judgment, whereas introversion is simply about a preference for a minimally stimulating environment. But both of them do tend to spring from an underlying temperament that is careful and sensitive and has all kinds of benefits that we tend to undervalue in this culture.”

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1 comment:

earth22 said...

love this story.