The Sound of Silence

Once, when asked what made a good portrait, the great photographer Cartier-Bresson replied: “I am looking for the silence in somebody.” (Jonathan Carroll)

I’ve written previously about Susan Cain’s wonderfully researched and compelling book QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. Below is the talk that she just gave at TED2012, which provides a good overview of the material covered in the book, and lays out a call to action to help introverts truly realize their potential.



Filed under Introversion

2 responses to “The Sound of Silence

  1. uncurl

    I saw the video circulating on Facebook and thought of you – knew you’d somehow get to it as well 🙂

    • Yup. It’s not the best TED talk I’ve seen, but I keep thinking that Cain must have been almost out-of-her mind terrified to be up in front of those people, which makes her talk probably one of the most brave that I’ve seen.

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