Introverts Are The Powerful Changemakers Of Tomorrow
“Our culture made a virtue of living only as extroverts. We discouraged the inner journey, the quest for a center. So we lost our center and have to find it again.” -Anais Nin.
Mental strength and inner calm are no longer just beneficial qualities for success and performance.
They are actively and consciously pursued and seen as a powerful skill to be developed and nurtured.
How can we go about this? Are there resources within us that we can draw upon?
In a world that seems to be spinning faster and faster, the desire to take things down a notch, to take time and return to a more conscious approach to ourselves is becoming very strong.
Our constant interaction with fragmented and confusing information is not only a loss of our focus, creativity, productivity, and personal safety, but it is also damaging to our intelligence and well-being.
Constant distractions have a negative impact on the way our brains function. Full stop.
“In times of information overload and the accelerated development of new technologies, four skills, in particular, are becoming crucial to success: keeping calm, setting focus, cultivating creativity, fostering emotional intelligence,” writes Lilian N. Güntsche for the Zukunftsinstitut (Future Institute) in Frankfurt.
Let’s filter these out again:
- keeping calm
- setting focus
- cultivating creativity
- fostering emotional intelligence
Can you correctly describe the characteristics of extroverts and introverts?
Depending on their personality structure, people deal with “too much noise and input” differently.
In research on personality psychology, one of the most thoroughly researched topics today is the consideration of introverts and extroverts (introversion and extraversion).
Who would have thought?