At A Library Superconference, Quiet Author Susan Cain Talks About Introverts
In the speech, Cain explained the many reasons why the talents of the introverted portion of the population are being overlooked—and why that needs to change. More people are introverted than you'd think and it's important to embrace their unique talents instead of trying to make them into something they are not. There is no right personality style to have, she says, and having a mix of introverts and extroverts makes for the most productive environments. The two types of people compliment each other and have a lot to teach the other—so long as both types of being are valued equally. Throughout her presentation, the audience was visibly engaged and interacted with the material. Nodding heads in the crowd and raised hands proved that Cain's subject matter really resonated with the audience. Similar to her other highly requested talks, Cain combined her intriguing research with lighthearted humor to teach the crowd about the power of the introvert—and why we need all types of personalities to build effective teams.