Saturday, 21 April 2012

Understanding introversion, high sensitivity and the importance of quiet ~ Susan Cain, Elaine Aron and Arthur Schopenhauer share their thoughts ~

Susan Cain has recently published a book entitled, "Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking" On the website linked to here she gives details about the book itself, lists reviews and resources and gives her speaking tour schedule.

I have just viewed her TED talk and must say I had rather an emotional response to her speech.  I think both introverts and extroverts could gain insight from it.

Elaine Aron has written wonderful books on the related topic of the Highly Sensitive temperament, a trait one is born with rather than acquiring from the environment of upbringing.  I gained huge benefit from titles listed below:
If you think you might be an HSP you can check here:
Here is Elaine talking about it:

She clarifies that Highly Sensitives are not necessarily introverts, in fact 30 percent are extroverts!

Any thoughtful person with reasonable sensitivity is likely to identify with German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer's complaints in his essay on Noise, which I've written about before.  You can click through to the reading of Schopenhauer's essay on YouTube:
It's worth persevering through the opening part of the video which features a monkey working an electronic board game.

Readers may be pleased to know that at the end of a text version I found the following footnote:
"According to a notice from the Munich Society for the Protection of Animals, that superfluous whipping and cracking were strictly forbidden in Nuremberg in December 1858."

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