Thursday, June 7, 2012

Thoughtful Thursday: The Power of Quiet

I recently finished reading Susan Cain's Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking and really, really enjoyed it. I"m married to an introvert, three of my four children lean toward the introvert side of the spectrum, and I myself am a bit of an ambivert (with introvert leanings). I almost wish I owned it in hardback (I bought the Kindle version) because I find myself wanting to go back and consult it.

So for Thoughtful Thursday this week I thought I'd put up one of my favorite quotations. This one comes from a section where Cain talks about the importance of "core personal projects." These are projects that we care so much about (and since there is a strong correlation between introversion and being a Highly Sensitive Person that element of caring is very important) they transport us beyond ourselves and bring us fulfillment. One way to think about what kind of project can provide that road for you is:

Pay attention to what you envy. Jealousy is an ugly emotion, but it tells the truth. You mostly envy those who have what you desire.
Food for thought, hmm?

1 comment:

Charlotte said...

I SOOOO need to read this book! Going to read the wiki on "ambivert" now too, lol. We need to chat tomorrow - I miss you!