Answers to comprehension lesson: Susan Cain: The power of introverts on TED-Ed

________________________________________________________________________ 1.1! ! 1.2! ! 1.3! ! How did the the camp leader spell ‘rowdy’? ROWDIE In what way did was Susan different to the other kids at camp? She had to work very hard to be outgoing. What did she do to fit in (integrate herself)? She recited the cheer; put her books under her bed.

________________________________________________________________________ 2.1! ! 2.2! ! 2.3! ! What career did Susan pursue? She became a Wall Street lawyer. What career did she want to pursue? She wanted to be a writer. Why did choose that career? Because she wanted to prove to herself that she could be bold and assertive.

________________________________________________________________________ 3.1! ! 3.2! ! 3.3! ! 3.4! ! How many introverts are there? A third to a half of the population. What’s the difference between being shy and being introverted? Shyness is about fear of social judgement. Introversion is about how we respond to stimulation. How do introverts and extroverts compare in school results? Introverts get better grades and are more knowledgeable. How do introverts and extroverts compare in the workplace? Introverts are passed over for leadership even if they are less likely to make outsize risks and are more likely to bring the best out of proactive employees.

________________________________________________________________________ 4.1! ! 4.2! ! Why is introversion important for creativity? Because it’s difficult to be creative without silence and solitude. Give some examples. Darwin took long walks. Dr Suess worked in bell-tower office and was afraid to meet the young children who read his books. Steve Wozniak worked on the first Apple computer alone in his cubicle, and became expert if he hadn’t been too introverted to go out.

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Answers to comprehension lesson: Susan Cain: The power of introverts on TED-Ed ________________________________________________________________________ 5.1! ! 5.2! ! 5.3! ! ! 5.4! ! What is the problem with group dynamics? We tend to mirror the opinions of the most assertive people in a group but these opinions are not necessarily the best. What solution does she propose? People should have the opportunity to form their own opinions before starting to work together in a group. Why were introverts important in religion and society in the past? In religion, seekers went into the wilderness to find revelations that they bring back to the community. In society in the US, character, sense of inner self and moral rectitude were highly prized. Why did everything change in the 20th Century? People had to prove themselves in a crowd of people and personality, charisma and magnitude became more important.

________________________________________________________________________ 6.1! ! 6.2! ! 6.3! ! Why did she choose to bring those particular books? Because they were by her grandfather’s favourite authors. What had happened to every table and chair in her grandfather’s apartment They had yielded their original functions to make way for swaying stacks of books. Why did he end his conversations prematurely? Because he was afraid he would take up too much of your time.

________________________________________________________________________ 7.1! She talks about ‘what’s in your own suitcase and why, and she says we should show the contents to others’. ! What do you think she means by this? ! She doesn’t say but here’s what I think: what is inside your suitcase is a metaphor for what we we can contribute: our cultural baggage but also our special abilities, the things that make up our identities, be they introvert or extrovert. ________________________________________________________________________

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