Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Power of Quiet

by Hannah Reed/Deb Baker

In October I blogged about introverts, and was stunned at all your responses. Until that day, I really felt like I was pretty much alone. Yup. I actually thought I was the only one. Then you weighed in and wow, there is a whole secret society of us.

You can read the original post and learn about some of the traits that bind us  here.

But we aren't going to stay hidden for long (darn) because the whole introvert/extrovert thing is growing legs.

This book for example - Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

Number 1 in Communication, Number 2 in Interpersonal Relationships, Number 2 in Self-help success, 437 reviews of which 382 are 4 and 5 stars. Suddenly we are a big topic.

Since that post and your comments, I have a much better understanding of both myself and the extroverts who surround me. Thank you all so much!!

And please, introverts and extroverts alike, if you can spare less than three minutes, please take time to watch this video.

And have a great day!


newwriter said...

What a fantastic video,not just the art but the message it brings.

Jeannie D. said...

Very interesting video. The art work is awesome. Thanks for sharing!

Margo said...

Fantastic video. The artwork was fun and the speed exciting but the message reverberates. Nice job.

Carol B said...

I've always known I'm an introvert, and it doesn't bother me a bit! I am amused by people who think that I'm crazy because I actually LIKE not having the TV on at work, and not having hordes of people in the shop! I work in the pro shop at a golf course, and golfers will come in when they make the turn between the first and second nine holes to get snacks and say, "It's lonely in here." Nope, not to me! I love the quiet and time to read (there's only so much dusting, straightening, etc., to be done!). Of course, whenever any co-workers are there at the same time, the first thing they do is grab the remote and turn on the TV. (and the first thing I do when they leave is turn it off!) (Most of the time when I'm at work, I'm alone, or my boss is there. And he's an introvert, too, so that's great!)And I've never understood certain people I know who talk about a "close friend" of theirs--and when you ask them what the person's name is, they don't even know it! Turns out it's someone they were talking to somewhere once! No way I could ever call that experience having a close friend!

Deb said...

Carol, I only have the TV on for short periods of time and only if I'm actually watching. And I rarely listen to music in the car. Love the silence!

Annette said...

The video is terrific. And I think I may be a split personality. I am an introvert at times and at other times an extrovert.....I guess that means I have no sense of direction whatsoever.

Heather said...

Love the video and have been eying that book for a while. Of course I shared the link to both this post and the previous one with an introvert friend.

I don't like constant noise. Sometimes at work I do not turn music on in order to enjoy the silence--and it never fails that the boss will comment on it when he comes in. Even when I do have the TV or stereo on, it's just loud enough to hear, not on as loud as it will go like others I know.