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.

This TED talk and her book has profound implications for inward, philosophical, reflective types of personalities (people who tend towards “I” vs. “E” on the Myers Briggs Personality test) since 1 out of every 3 people are introverts, and completely misunderstood in an extrovert dominated world. Worth watching the TED talk. Her book can be found here: