Introvert: A Star Wars Story. Not a Solo Star Wars story, but more about a boy pretending to be Luke Skywalker who attempts to use introverted Jedi powers to cheat on the Meyers Briggs personality test. Special thanks to Susan Cain and the folks over at Quiet Revolution for publishing: Quiet Revolutionary – Daniel Ochoa’s Story.
Cain is the author of the award-winning New York Times bestseller and groundbreaking book about introversion, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. Groundbreaking because it is the first book of its kind to so eloquently showcase the powerful traits of introverts, rather than lay a beatdown on the shy guy which is what society has managed to do for decades. You can also check out Cain’s record-breaking TED talk, “The Power of Introverts,” with over 19 million views.
Quiet is the inspiration behind the writings here at Brain Rewired about how traits of introverts fuel creativity and innovation. The book has jumpstarted a nation of introverts to rise up. No longer is the shy kid curled up in the corner of the library surrounded by a mountain of books considered a weirdo. He’s probably conducting research to solve world hunger and just needs his happy quiet place.
Introspection and working alone—key traits of an introvert, can lead to creative breakthroughs. Now more than ever, the ability to unplug from a rambunctious digital world in order to focus on passionate and meaningful projects, is considered to be a colossal strength. Introverts have a leg up in the introspective atmosphere and are poised to gift us with their world-changing creations well into the future.
Everyone from extroverts, to ambiverts, to introverts can benefit from Cain’s words of wisdom pouring from each page of Quiet. Leaders, parents, and teachers can assess personality types in order to manufacture a creative environment that suits each individual. It could be cubicle solitude confinement for some, or a chaotic collaborative setting resembling the New York Stock Exchange trading floor for others. All that matters is the recognition that each person derives their creative energy in different ways.
Artwork by Aaron Miller