In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.
Our world prizes extroverts -- but Susan Cain makes a case for the quiet and contemplative.
Susan Cain: The power of introverts | Video on TED.com
I am an ambivert with stronger and stronger introvert tendencies as I get older. I have never been a good "team player" in school or work settings and have always preferred individual sports over team sports. That and reading, writing, drawing or knitting for hours on end alone in my room since I can remember (at about age four when I learned to read).