Saturday, July 28, 2012

Introverts and Vizslas

Walking in the hills with Bailey and Chloe is my introvert heaven.  Maybe this is one of the reasons I am drawn to a Upland bird gun dog.  The quiet of a hunt with my dog, or the joy of a walk in the hills with dogs that do not "need" me.   I am an introvert that can function in a extrovert's world.  I appreciate the time alone in the hills more as society becomes louder and louder.

click here to watch video talk by Susan Cain:
Great talk about introverts

Quiet - A book about Introverts in Society

The power of introverts  By Susan Cain:

"At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer.

Passionately argued, impressively researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet shows how dramatically we undervalue introverts, and how much we lose in doing so. Taking the reader on a journey from Dale Carnegie’s birthplace to Harvard Business School, from a Tony Robbins seminar to an evangelical megachurch, Susan Cain charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal in the twentieth century and explores its far-reaching effects.

 She talks to Asian-American students who feel alienated from the brash, backslapping atmosphere of American schools. She questions the dominant values of American business culture, where forced collaboration can stand in the way of innovation, and where the leadership potential of introverts is often overlooked. And she draws on cutting-edge research in psychology and neuroscience to reveal the surprising differences between extroverts and introverts."

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