The Power of Introverts



Our culture favors extroverts. It’s hard not to be drawn in by their enthusiasm and what they have to say. Being an introvert, however, can be intimidating, overwhelming, even shameful.

According to social psychologist Susan Cain, an introvert herself, “There’s zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.” In this TEDTalk, Ms. Cain passionately tells her own story, and makes the case that introverts have extraordinary talents and abilities that should be encouraged and celebrated.



  • Ordinary, introverted Jennifer Robinson helped convince her town to officially oppose the Supreme Court decision. You can, too, with a little help from your friend

  • In a sequel to his talk on how schools kill creativity, Sir Ken Robinson urges society to create schools where kids’ natural talents are recognized and nurtured.

  • In this entertaining talk, Sir Ken Robinson asserts that to get the best out of people, schools need to nurture creative thinkers rather than good workers.