The Power of Introverts.

{Audrey Hepburn, well-known introvert}

If Introversion is a disease, then can I please get a disability so I don’t have to work with extroverts all the time? ~ Anonymous
In a Cat vs. Dog world where being outspoken is considered an advantage, inward-speaking Introverts have often been regarded as rather “difficult.”

But maybe the problem is not in the quieter, cat heart and mysterious ways of the introvert, or in their constant need to be alone. Maybe it lies in the either/or mentality that has been fueling our social imagination, for centuries.

Placing one above the other may be as absurd as pulling the Yin aside from the Yang or as the never-ending battle of the sexes.

Perhaps both, the cat and dog-hearted alike are needed to create a more complete, collaborative and effective human combination.

Susan Cain, author of the acclaimed Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking, connects the silent dots:

 

 Via TED Talks

Compact brilliancy?
This magical illustration of Susan’s message in two minutes, created by the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce):

Speaker: Susan Cain
Artist: Molly Crabapple
Director: Jim Batt
Production Coordinator: Kim Boekbinder

“There’s a word for ‘people who are in their heads too much’: thinkers,” says Susan Cain in her Manifesto.

And here is a pocket guide on how to care for your dearest “thinkers:”

Based on Linda Kreger Silverman’s, On Introversion

{Created by Becky from Questionably Late}

 

In my lifetime tendency to meow and purr, I’ve often been an example of Chris Jami‘s observation:

“In an extroverted society, the difference between an introvert and an extrovert is that an introvert is often unconsciously deemed guilty until proven innocent.” 

Shall we change this?

*****

More Introversion: 

>> Rainer Maria Rilke on the Art of Being Alone. 

>> Poetry Lounge: “My life had stood, a loaded gun.” {Emily Dickinson}

 

 

{Let’s purr.}

 

 

Andrea Balt
Co-Founder/Editor-in-Chief of Rebelle Society, Wellness Alchemist at Rebelle Wellness & Creativity Curator at Creative Rehab. Unfinished book with a love for greens, bikes and poetry; raised by wolves & adopted by people; not trying to make art but to Be Art. Holds a BA in Journalism & Mass Communication, an MFA in Creative Writing & a Holistic Health Coach degree from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition®. In her work she tries to reflect the wholeness of the human experience by combining Art & Health + Brains & Beauty + Darkness & Brilliance into a more alive, unabridged and unlimited edition of ourselves. She is also on a quest to reinstate Creativity as one of our essential Human Rights to (hopefully and soon) be included in the UN Declaration. Connect with her in the Social Media Jungle via Facebook, Twitter & Instagram and sign up for her FREE Almost-Weekly Stroke of Renaissance.
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