Full transcript of Crystal Robello’s TEDx Talk: Being an Introvert is a Good Thing at TEDxStMaryCSSchool Conference.
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I’m here today trying to be something I’m not, which is something I’ve been trying to do for two years now: write a TED Talk, share my ideas, talk in front of such a large group of people.
Now I know a lot of you are probably thinking, “She sounds a bit shy.” Or maybe, “She probably gets nervous easily.”
Yeah, all those things are 100% true, but why? To answer simply, I am an introvert.
So what is an introvert? An introvert is a quiet person that doesn’t like to talk very much and likes to keep their thoughts mostly to themselves. They’re the kind of person that goes home just to relax and have time to think. But that’s not to say that an outgoing person can’t be an introvert. Just as long as they enjoy the quiet time to get to themselves, they’re most likely an introvert to a certain extent.
So the main thing I want to address in this talk is that there’s nothing wrong with being an introvert. However society doesn’t see it in the same lighting.