My teachers in school always told me that I was an introvert, shy and hesitant to participate in an school activities or social events.
When my parents were called for parent- teacher meets during my school days, they were always told that no company would hire their son, he cannot express his ideas and participate in groups. And companies don’t employe people with introverted personality ?
Thankfully my parents never paid a lot of attention to what the teachers said in school about me. But it was a fact I was in introvert during my school days.
Did you know that introverts possess an incredibility unique advantage ?
According to Susan Cain – Solitude is a crucial ingredient often to spark creativity, she gives great examples of famous inventions and theories by introverted personality ie. Darwin and Steve Wozniak (the co founder of Apple) who did most of his work in a cubicle at HP.
These deep thinkers have the power to spark ideas, inventions and revolutions, then why does modern society discourage them from behaving in an introverted manner.
Susan believes that modern society needs both types of personalities to progress (introvert and extroverts) and we need to give great freedom to introverts to have them come up with unique ideas and inventions. And lets stop the madness for constant group work. Also check out Susan’s book: Quite: Power to the Introverts
Have a Happy Sunday and a great week ahead