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By Andy Hinds

Gandhi Spinning

How Introversion Helped to Liberate a Country

“My shyness has helped me in my discernment of truth.”

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By Andy Hinds

Steve Martin: Wild and Crazy Introvert

Being “offbeat” would prove crucial to Martin’s huge success later on, and his self-imposed isolation from the cool kids ensured that he would remain quirkily out of sync.

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By Karen Walrond

Laura Mayes, Conference Leader

Portrait of a Quiet Conference Leader

“I don’t like to be in the limelight,” she said then, “but I like being the person behind the person in the limelight. I like helping people shine.”

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By Andy Hinds

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Eleanor Roosevelt: The Introvert Who Wouldn’t Keep Quiet

As a public figure with a history of shyness and reclusiveness, Eleanor Roosevelt has a story that complicates the idea that introversion and extroversion are dichotomous or the ends of a continuum between which we can locate our true personalities.

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By Susan Cain

Bestselling author Brene Brown

“You Can Approach Life with Both Fierceness and Grace”: An Interview with Brené Brown

Most people find it hard to believe, but I’m an introvert. I’m comfortable speaking to 2,000 people about my work, but drop me into a cocktail party with 50 people, and I’m lost.

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By Andy Hinds

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Warren Buffett, the World’s Richest Introvert

Buffett saw that his quiet personality was hindering his dreams in this context, so he did what any methodical, analytical, and motivated introvert would do—researched the problem and studied his way out of it.

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