Susan Cain's Ted Talk : The Power Of Introverts

Decent Essays
The Power of Introverts Many would consider introverts as shy, or powerless. If one was to research the definition of an introvert google will provide you with this, “a shy, reticent person.” This stereotype of an introvert, can be so disconcerting. Those who are introverts, may realize that at times this definition may be true, but that does not define introverts as a whole. They may often hide or guard their ideas or feelings, and keep their baggage to themselves. However, in Susan Cain’s Ted Talk “The power of Introverts,” she demonstrates and provides very important aspects that challenges and exploits the need for introverts, and their power in society. She also provides key research that can be unsuspecting, and thought provoking.…show more content…
” Later in that statement, she also reveals that she herself is an introvert, And that's a lot harder for me, because as honored as I am to be here with all of you right now, this is not my natural milieu” (Cain, 15:59). This provides evidence that she is very educated, and very familiar with introversion, their characteristics and the way that they perform best. The audience can then realize that Cain isn’t just talking about simple things that she has learned, it’s something more detailed that she has first hand experienced and researched. Many ideas are discovered from alone time, and deep thought. Many introverts take time to process things, to develop ideas and to think of ways to express them. Susan Cain uses logos through supported research that many important people are in fact introverts, and that their ideas come from being alone. “ Now in fact, some of our transformative leaders in history have been introverts. I’ll give you some examples. Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosa Parks, Gandhi -- all these people described themselves as quiet and soft-spoken and even shy” (Cain, 6:00). She also continues on to explain how individual learning allows for more ideas and thoughts to be muddled around and created. This reinforces her reasoning to bring up these heroic figures, like Theodore Geisel for example, “he dreamed up
Get Access