Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Cain, Susan (2012-01-24), Quiet, Random House LLC, Retrieved on 2013-10-14
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    14 OCT 2013

     The Inferiority Complex Fad

    But nowhere was the need to appear self-assured more apparent than in a new concept in psychology called the inferiority complex. The IC, as it became known in the popular press, was developed in the 1920s by a Viennese psychologist named Alfred Adler to describe feelings of inadequacy and their consequences. “Do you feel insecure?” inquired the cover of Adler’s best-selling book, Understanding Human Nature. “Are you fainthearted? Are you submissive?” Adler explained that all infant...
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    Another fashionable mental disorder from the past.

    14 OCT 2013

     Rosa Parks the Quiet Hero

    For years before the day in December 1955 when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus, she worked behind the scenes for the NAACP, even receiving training in nonviolent resistance. Many things had inspired her political commitment. The time the Ku Klux Klan marched in front of her childhood house. The time her brother, a private in the U.S. Army who’d saved the lives of white soldiers, came home from World War II only to be spat upon. The time a black eighteen-year-old d...
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    She was an introvert, but also one highly-trained in the art of passive resistance.

    14 OCT 2013

     Introverts Thrive Online

    Studies have shown that, indeed, introverts are more likely than extroverts to express intimate facts about themselves online that their family and friends would be surprised to read, to say that they can express the “real me” online, and to spend more time in certain kinds of online discussions. They welcome the chance to communicate digitally. The same person who would never raise his hand in a lecture hall of two hundred people might blog to two thousand, or two million, without thinki...
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    Possibly because it is a world of ideas?

    14 OCT 2013

     Evangelism is Hard of Introverts

    “The evangelical culture ties together faithfulness with extroversion,” McHugh explained. “The emphasis is on community, on participating in more and more programs and events, on meeting more and more people. It’s a constant tension for many introverts that they’re not living that out. And in a religious world, there’s more at stake when you feel that tension. It doesn’t feel like ‘I’m not doing as well as I’d like.’ It feels like ‘God isn’t pleased with me.’ ” ...
    Folksonomies: evangelism introversion
    Folksonomies: evangelism introversion
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    Because there is so much at stake in the need for religious members to evangelize (the salvation of others), introverts feel they are failing their religious duties.