RSA Shorts – The Power of Quiet


The world is full of noise and those that are the loudest are the ones we tend to follow but what about the quiet ones? Author Susan Cain shines a spotlight …

25 Responses to “RSA Shorts – The Power of Quiet”

  1. Randell Zerr  on August 7th, 2013

    Good material, but you are speaking only of extremes. Steve Jobs WAS an introvert. He used to work night shifts so he could be alone.

    I am an introvert. However, I have no problem speaking in front of large groups people or going to parties and being outspoken. I just need my alone time afterwards. My wife is an extreme extrovert. She can’t stand being along at any time. She draws energy from groups of people.

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  2. Mai Singson  on August 7th, 2013

    This is amazing.

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  3. DreamWizard9  on August 7th, 2013

    true

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  4. Katherine Hosie  on August 7th, 2013

    It frustrates me that people think introverts are quiet. We can be as vocal as anyone, it’s just that it takes a lot more energy – we then need to go recharge again…. If someone is confident, opinionated, or even dominant, they may well be an introvert too. Introverts get their energy from being alone or with one other person; extroverts get it from being with others… Being around people can make me very tired, but it doesn’t make me a wallflower…

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  5. NBKN3  on August 7th, 2013

    Aha! And here i was thinking that mother nature created the apple…

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  6. Lykourgus  on August 7th, 2013

    I don’t think being an introvert and being humble are two mutually exclusive qualities. I regularly question my thoughts, my beliefs, etc. And I do consider myself at least an ambivert straying more towards introvert. And, your right, there is no correlation between intelligence and introversion. The difference between extraversion and introversion is that of perception (How one perceives the world), not intelligence.

    Also, no one can deny that everyone has a skewed perceptions of “reality”.

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  7. Kalopskce  on August 7th, 2013

    apple is not such a great and different inventions. but well

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  8. Jordan B  on August 7th, 2013

    great video, loved the art too! :D

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  9. RaeudigerRuediger  on August 7th, 2013

    Dividing the social world into just extroverts and introverts is a bit oversimplistic in my opinion. but anyway, the video is cool

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  10. Sébastien S. Robert  on August 7th, 2013

    Fuck you for being so talented :) ahhhh

    I must remind myself that all genres are equal. My parents only paid attention to me when I’d done something extraordinary. My blood pressure goes up whenever I idealize someone’s abiilities; I even end up idealizing their lives based just on that.

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  11. CinereousDove  on August 7th, 2013

    As much as I love the message of the video, I get depressed about some of the comments.
    People act like there´s a strict line between introverts and extroverts, but there isn´t.
    I know there are extroverts who shut everyone else up and introverts who shut everyone else out, but those are the minor percentage.
    Intra/Extraversion is possibly a more visible part of a person’s character, but still a quite small one compared to the overall personality.

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  12. Mythinkingbox  on August 7th, 2013

    Nicely drawn!

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  13. Kingdomgirl333  on August 7th, 2013

    I think both introverts and extroverts need to do their part. I believe introverts can make an effort to be a little braver and speak up. At the same time extroverts may need to put effort into improving their listening and inquiring about another’s thoughts. Neither is better than the other and I don’t think it’s one side that needs to change for the other. Maybe watching the RSA video on empathy would be a next good step.

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  14. thewinteribis  on August 7th, 2013

    Such an important message.
    Loved the vid.

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  15. smaniz  on August 7th, 2013

    You lost me at “Apple”… *yawn*

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  16. It'sjustOriena  on August 7th, 2013

    The art is amazing in this! and such a great way to really show the both sides of introvert and extrovert, but mainly on how valuable introverts really are, since people expects everyone to be this outright loud and confident person as the idea one to choose.

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  17. MrTexasSmooth  on August 7th, 2013

    the love of my life is an introvert. i had no idea life was worth living until i got to know her world.

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  18. king daniel  on August 7th, 2013

    Extroverts prey on introverts that has always been the way, only one knows how to do all the work.

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  19. dark3stxhour  on August 7th, 2013

    this is beautiful! Both words and art

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  20. Tom Kurevija  on August 7th, 2013

    One temperament every village can do without is…..”
    The Heckler”

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  21. Babatunde Odebiyi  on August 7th, 2013

    gut gemacht! richtig gesagt.

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  22. Tom Kurevija  on August 7th, 2013

    It takes a village… to be a village. Every Temperament type contributes to the village a crucial part. Too many of one kind and you have problems. Too many Extroverts and you get noise and battles, to many introverts and nobody takes lead. You need also the servant (honey bee) types or projects will be started, but not completed. This needs to be understood for any organizations to operate at optimum.

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  23. GrumpyRobot  on August 7th, 2013

    I saw all the pretentious comments and thought I’d try and get a nibble…

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  24. organeek  on August 7th, 2013

    you need to learn art before you judge. She’s not tracing nothing but modifying her own rough, light sketches. Doodling and sketching first before the final rendering with ink. That’s the process you learn in art schools, unless you want to mess up your work and unable to erase it. The light sketches are easier to erase.

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  25. Saknika  on August 7th, 2013

    It’s not that easy though [to just speak up]. As an introvert, I can say I honestly find it intimidating when in a loud group of people to speak up and say something. That makes it very hard to gather the courage to do so, and often I end up just not saying anything at all. It’s the same for many others who are introverts, too.

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