The idea of working out loud – using social platforms to make your work observable and to narrate your work in progress – is becoming more popular. Yet even some who see the value of working out loud will say it’s not right for them.
“I don’t like to toot my own horn.”
“I’m more comfortable quietly doing a good job.”
“It’s fine for extraverts, but what about everybody else?”
Well, working out loud is good for introverts, too – maybe especially so. Here’s why.
The power of introverts
Over 3 million people have viewed Susan Cain’s TED Talk on “The power of introverts.”
In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But…introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.
And in her book, “Quiet”, she…