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Susan Cain and the Quiet Revolution: Unlocking the Power of Introverts

by Scott Barry Kaufman, August 10, 2015

Best-selling author Susan Cain shares her personal philosophy and the research that started a movement to empower introverts! For this episode, we wanted to share ourselves – We discuss our values, epiphanies and perspectives on the good life. We also shed light on introversion across a range of topics, including vocations, testing and the differences between scientific and cultural conceptualizations of introversion.

In this episode you will hear about:

  • The liberation and power that comes from expressing your authentic self
  • The importance of storytelling in science
  • Susan’s own experience of realizing she is an introvert
  • Scott’s life experiment to become an extrovert
  • Traits and characteristics of introverts/extroverts
  • Well-being as a multi-dimensional construct
  • The Happiness Machine thought experiment – Would you plug in?
  • Quiet emotions like tranquility and contentment
  • What sorts of jobs introverts tend towards
  • Generalized psychological trends vs. individual differences
  • Tension between the scientific definitions vs. cultural definitions of introversion
  • The love of a quest for knowledge
  • The Quiet Revolution!!

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“Susan Cain is the co-founder of Quiet Revolution LLC and the author of the award-winning New York Times bestseller Quiet: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking, which was named the #1 best book of the year by Fast Company magazine, which also named Cain one of its Most Creative People in Business. Cain’s book was the subject of a TIME Magazine cover story, and her writing has appeared in the The New York TimesThe AtlanticThe Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. Her record-smashing TED talk has been viewed over 11 million times. Cain has also spoken at Microsoft, Google, the U.S. Treasury, the S.E.C., Harvard, Yale, West Point and the US Naval Academy. She received Harvard Law School’s Celebration Award for Thought Leadership, the Toastmasters International Golden Gavel Award for Communication and Leadership, and was named one of the world’s top 50 Leadership and Management Experts by Inc. Magazine. She lives in the Hudson River Valley with her husband and two sons.” -Blurb taken from The quiet revolution


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