introvert or extrovert (2)

Poll: Introvert or Extrovert

As a follow up to my last post about my reread of Susan Cain’s book Quiet, I want to know if you consider yourself and introvert or an extrovert.

From the bookshelf: Quiet by Susan Cain

quietSomething that I like to do every once in a while is to go back and reread books that I have read in previous years. This past week I just reread one of my favorite books from 2012: Susan Cain’s “Quiet – The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.” This book is phenomenal; it was such an encouraging and refreshing read that I highly recommend.

I would also suggest watching Susan Cain’s TEDtalk that she gave on the subject. If you are not a big reader at least listen to the talk, it’s amazing and worth the time. I believe it was reported as the Most Viewed TEDtalk from 2012.

One of my favorite things that Cain says in the book is “don’t think of introversion as something that needs to be cured.”

I think that as a society we have a misconception as to what introversion is and we try to cure it, which you simply can’t do. Cain covers society’s misconception in both schools and the work place, briefly in her TEDtalk.

Another thing that I liked that Cain included in her book was her “Manifesto For Introverts” which you can find at her website  in the link below.

I hope you will take the time to read the book, you won’t regret it. To learn more about Susan Cain and the book, visit her website.

Have a wonderful week,

~Michael

Ten things I know to be true

Ten things I know to be true (January)

Starting this month, on the tenth day of every month, I will post ten things I know to be true.

  1. I love my job.
  2. Life can be hard.
  3. Snow days are awesome.
  4. Twitter is better than Facebook.
  5. Complaining never helped anyone.
  6. Sonic Happy Hour is the best time of day.
  7. Spiders are terrifying…no matter what their size.
  8. Chinese takeout is the best comfort food. Day or night. Hot or Cold.
  9. I am sick of hearing Frozen Songs and don’t know how they are still around.
  10. This video is really good! Watch it here.

I got the idea for this monthly list from a TED Talk that I watched about a year ago. Here is the TED Talk form Sarah Kay that I got the idea from: