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The Power of Introverts

Updated: Jun 20, 2020

People often think that debating is just for extroverts. This is not necessarily the case at all.


The idea that debating and public speak is only for extroverts isn't true. Over the years at Rise & Shine we've had countless introverts excel at debating. People sometimes mistake being an introvert for being shy or unable to speak in front of an audience, but we've learned not to underestimate the quieter children. We've seen many children who are fairly quiet in class stand up in a debate and speak extremely confidently, strongly and with great voice projection. In her very popular TED talk, Susan Cain describes the power of introverts. She explains that introverts are taught to think of their introversion as "a second-class personality trait," Cain says, "somewhere between a disappointment and a pathology." Introverts must swim against the tide to be themselves. “Our most important institutions," she says,