Being an Introvert is a Good Thing. | Crystal Robello | TEDxStMaryCSSchool


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  • aly
    aly 2 дня назад

    I work in a special needs school where there are 4 co workers in the same class room who seem to be all extroverts and comfortable with each other, and then there's me. It's so hard to talk with a group because 1. I can never keep up with their pace in conversations and 2. I'm more comfortable talking to a person one on one than a bunch of other people because it feels like they are all analyzing or judging whatever I do or say. It sucks..

  • Aida Nur Irdina
    Aida Nur Irdina 3 дня назад

    Goosebumps! This is so greatttt!!!

    KHUSHI BAATO 5 дней назад

    I am introvert my age is 27 but bad thing I am Parkinson disease person but I want to live but day by day difficult when u don't have money

  • stela tebai
    stela tebai 7 дней назад

    "when you see someone who doesn't participate very much I want you to think, I wonder what great things they're going to come up with next"
    Yes... I am an Introvert and I like Being introvert 😍😍😍
    Thank you for speak of my minds.

  • Trinity
    Trinity 8 дней назад

    I'm an introvert to an extent , I'm extremely talkative and I express my opinions around the people I feel comfortable with but I won't talk and I won't put myself in a crowd because I feel vulnerable. It's 2019 and this speech was the icing that I NEEDED, people kept telling me that because it's a new year I need to be more "outgoing" or I won't get anywhere in life....This just proved them wrong. :)))

  • Shaheen
    Shaheen 8 дней назад

    As a child I was being told to go out and get some friends. I was very introvert by that time and I'm still an introvert. It was hard hearing it. I knew they just wanted to help me but it was still painful for me.

  • Michael Flores
    Michael Flores 9 дней назад

    this is so freakin true

  • N.T Ploeg
    N.T Ploeg 12 дней назад

    all I can say (as an introvert), she's very vocal for a shy introvert.

  • little silver
    little silver 14 дней назад

    I got tired of people asking why am so quiet .my response has always been"that's how I function do I ask you why you're so loud"?

  • Manoj Subramanian
    Manoj Subramanian 14 дней назад


  • Vinay kumar Ablam
    Vinay kumar Ablam 15 дней назад

    Iam an introvert some times i get hated my being that.....but sometimes I wish to be stay like that.....i think staying is achieve right.....?

  • Darryl Ng
    Darryl Ng 15 дней назад

    I'm Darryl and I'm not an open person. I'm an Introvert & thanks for sharing this. It helps me alot. I believe there's a cure for this. I don't believe that this cure is as hard as finding a cure for cancers

  • Crystal Otwori
    Crystal Otwori 15 дней назад

    If she calls herself an introvert then am the most introverted person among introverts

  • Financial Freedom Style
    Financial Freedom Style 16 дней назад

    Great talk! I was a shy introvert most of my life, but I finally had a breakthrough just within a year! Thanks to the mentor I learned from! I am forever grateful to have found him!

  • Alexis Ribas Homebox
    Alexis Ribas Homebox 16 дней назад

    Your an introvert leader young lady thank you so much for this powerful speech

  • Rajat Thakare
    Rajat Thakare 16 дней назад

    I think introvert are not good thing

  • Enzo Lupert
    Enzo Lupert 17 дней назад

    Well, that's good for you, but I cannot say the same. Being shy and introvert for me just ruined everything. I grew up so introverted that it has led me to loneliness, anxiety, depression, low confidence and a lack of creativeness and good ideas. It also rushed me into fear and precluded me from keeping up with my goals. By the end, the only thing left was the good achievements at school and college that right now won't give me or improve anything for myself.

  • reidon1203
    reidon1203 18 дней назад

    This is very inspirational

  • Basmala Elzoeiri
    Basmala Elzoeiri 21 день назад

    i need to show this to my parents

  • Optimistic Whovian
    Optimistic Whovian 22 дня назад

    Shortest Ted Talk Ive seen, condition confirmed

  • Genelyn Love
    Genelyn Love 24 дня назад

    I love this talk. It's true that "Quiet people have the loudest minds." 💛

  • Secret secret
    Secret secret 24 дня назад

    Nice one

  • Moumita Debnath
    Moumita Debnath 26 дней назад

    Thank you.

  • Isabella Rose
    Isabella Rose 27 дней назад

    I’m an introvert but I try to push myself and be confident

  • Shi Vam
    Shi Vam Месяц назад

    I'm introvert and i love it but hate it when I'm also having social anxiety which makes it worse.

  • sanchita ghosh
    sanchita ghosh Месяц назад +1

    Loved it

  • Fatima Inam
    Fatima Inam Месяц назад

    The best description about an introvert . I have ever watched or listened. Truly amazing😍

  • Bangtan 7
    Bangtan 7 Месяц назад

    I don't feel bad but I'm rather proud to be an introvert...Cuz Im a thinker not a talker....But I know one thing whenever I truly talk people are attracted to my ideas....😊

  • Prabin Magar
    Prabin Magar Месяц назад

    nice one.I am also an introvert.I liked it.

  • Laurel Iloani
    Laurel Iloani Месяц назад

    Thank you for this.. .
    I have to accept who I am.
    No matter how I try I can not be outgoing.

  • Zoey sato
    Zoey sato Месяц назад

    Then theres me as an introvert who isn't smart
    nor is good at sports, gets a panic attack when I try to
    speak infront of my class, and sucks at social interaction

  • Jessy Unknown
    Jessy Unknown Месяц назад

    Such a powerful and wonderful woman she is! Such a precious smile. :) Thank you!

  • amal2011ksa
    amal2011ksa Месяц назад

    such an inspiring talk, thank you

  • Enis Erezer
    Enis Erezer Месяц назад

    you are right

  • mychemicaldirection
    mychemicaldirection Месяц назад +1

    lmao she is being so whiny and ridiculous

  • Blockah :p
    Blockah :p Месяц назад +1

    I have no problem with beeing an Introvert (a part from presentations) but sometimes it is just frustrating that people simply dont understand that I dont like to be in a big group and idk dance or whatever. I mean at least my class is very open and understandable and respectful but i just know that some of them will never understand

  • Sevanna Wolf
    Sevanna Wolf Месяц назад

    I so needed to hear this

  • Sayani Das
    Sayani Das Месяц назад +1

    Well , I'm an introvert and I'm proud on myself 😎🙍

  • a dog on a plane
    a dog on a plane Месяц назад

    Everyone is the comments: I am intervert I do all of this I've been one for years I can relate omg.

  • Hitesh Kunjir
    Hitesh Kunjir Месяц назад +1

    Introverts should have a separate country. It would be the best country in the world.

  • Hitesh Kunjir
    Hitesh Kunjir Месяц назад

    Introvert army.

  • DARSA tv
    DARSA tv Месяц назад

    Every human is unique

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    DARSA tv Месяц назад


  • Christine Cirrotti
    Christine Cirrotti Месяц назад

    Great presentation!

  • Sufiyan Shaikh
    Sufiyan Shaikh Месяц назад

    Proud to be introvert

  • sudharshan ms
    sudharshan ms Месяц назад

    You're a great speaker Crystal Robello
    You're words motivated me a lot

  • Masood Jalal
    Masood Jalal Месяц назад

    Two introverts together is more fun then two extroverts together.
    Problem is the introverts need a match to light them up.

  • Bishal Rijal
    Bishal Rijal Месяц назад

    thank you

  • Esabelle
    Esabelle Месяц назад +1

    Amen! I'm an INFJ. While many people nowadays mistake me for an extrovert (shyness is not synonymous with introversion, as people find out with me!), that was hardly the case for my younger years. Even now, people don't understand why I need a privacy break after so much social time. Since the fundamental difference between introverts and extroverts is energy (extroverts gain energy from socializing while introverts lose energy), my need to get away periodically still throws people for a loop.

    • Rachael Olivia
      Rachael Olivia Месяц назад

      Oh good you actually know what an introvert really is

  • Shadman Ahmed
    Shadman Ahmed Месяц назад

    Sitting in the class ,surrounded by so many people yet feeling alone .Its depressing .i have a lot of friends but none at the same time . Walking alone on the road and thinking gives so much relief .

  • Chí Trung Dương
    Chí Trung Dương Месяц назад

    I am proud that I am an introvert. Being one is awesome when you don’t have to think about popularity or catching up with social media. I’m the only introvert in class, and even at home. It’s just hurt when my mom keep pushing me to be more like an extrovert. But guess what? When I tried I wasn’t as productive as me being the original version

  • deep mistry
    deep mistry Месяц назад +2

    Every guy in comment is introvert

  • Venkateswarlu Nunnaboyina
    Venkateswarlu Nunnaboyina Месяц назад

    Hi momo

  • a name
    a name Месяц назад +4

    I disagree completely.
    The speaker fails to explain why an inability to speak one's mind is a benefit. The closest subject mentioned was that introverted people apparently "enjoy quiet and thinking to themselves." Every human enjoys thinking, whether they consciously know it or not. You do not need to label yourself as an introvert because you feel as though you exercised your mind once. The speaker mentioned that there is nothing wrong with a lack of participation in group activities. This kind of thinking is completely backwards. Participation leads to innovation. If no one stood up and spoke their mind, there would be no progress in the world. Being afraid to participate is foolish. Who cares what others think? Who cares if your wrong the first time? If you participate and do something wrong, then you'll learn to do it correctly the next time. Say nothing, and you'll never know what you're missing. Being shy is also foolish. Communication is key to learning and cooperation in society. Shyness is an inability to communicate properly and should not be celebrated. Now I'm not saying that you have to constantly be speaking, but using "introversion" as a way to get out of social situations is bad way to go about things. Everyone is quiet sometimes, and everyone is loud sometimes. But you don't need to go around waving your introvert flag to make you look more unique and intellectual than the rest of society. Introvert is a made up term.
    The important thing you have to realize is this: Think quietly when thinking quietly is appropriate. Speak up when speaking up is appropriate. Don't stick that idiotic "introvert" name tag on yourself and call it a day. This video encourages complacency, and that's never helpful for anyone.

    • a name
      a name Месяц назад +2

      +Rachael Olivia Exactly my point Rachael. I think the basis of this 'introvert = good' theory is simply people wanting to feel unique, special, and above the rest of society. They push away their shortcomings by labeling themselves, instead of examining their character and becoming a better person. Everyone is always so focused on being different. Just because some people are quiet sometimes doesn't mean they need an entire section of RU-clip videos devoted to them!

    • Rachael Olivia
      Rachael Olivia Месяц назад +1

      AGREE. This girl is shy and quiet and is only using the stereotype of being an introvert. I mean yes I sometimes get nervous when participating in class but I do it anyway for 1.the grade 2.Incase I'm right. I'm not gonna shame someone for being quiet and shy but I'm not gonna tolerate the unlikely moment when they use the introvert card as an excuse.

  • Ghost Razor
    Ghost Razor Месяц назад

    The bad thing to be an introvert is you don't have a social skill. You prefer to be silent rather than speak like me I don't like a crowded place and people often sees me as weird. In fact, I have a few friends.

  • Lily G
    Lily G Месяц назад +2

    I think anxiety is one of the main reasons I’m pretty introverted. For example, I don’t try too hard to make friends because I think they’ll think I’m annoying, or I never share any pain or sadness or feelings with anyone because I think it looks weak, or I’m so scared of crying in front of others because I think of it as a sign of weakness. I’m constantly worried I’m trying too hard or I simply don’t fit into society, and that’s what’s shaped me into such a category,

  • Xalaxy
    Xalaxy Месяц назад

    I hate it when people say there introverts and they think they're so special or something. An introvert is just a person who doesn't feel comfortable in social situations and having conversations with people they don't really know. I'm sorry but isn't that literally everyone? And why do people think being an introvert should be something be happy and be praised about? Sure there were a bunch of famous smart people who were introverts but that doesn't mean being an introvert will make you smarter and honourable person. Do you know why extroverted people are extroverted? Because instead of being awkward they actually try and practice being social and get more comfortable. And there are also mental health benefits from being social. It can decrease feelings of depression and you'll live a more longer happier life. Also not to mention the fact that almost all jobs involve talking and interacting with people you don't know.
    By the way guys I'm not a extrovert. I'm a introvert but I just hate it when people keep telling and reminding me about it and act as if I should worship them or something. I'm sorry if I offended anyone.

  • ctrain 8
    ctrain 8 Месяц назад

    I was born an extrovert more or less but then my life kinda went sideways due to my extroversion, so I did some research and purposely became introverted. Life has a much different flavor to it now. Quite strange. Feels like I'm in someone else's skin, but it's pretty cool.

  • ctrain 8
    ctrain 8 Месяц назад +1

    Introvert doesn't mean shy or quiet. It means you simply prefer time alone and solitary activities or activities with only close people to you. Extroverts like to share their thoughts. Introverts don't.

  • carealoo744
    carealoo744 Месяц назад

    As an introverted male, it can be so much harder, than being an introverted female. Mainly, people expect you to be: 'Manly,' all the time. Many: 'Males,' feel insulted, when they're called feminine. I embrace it.

  • Bikiron
    Bikiron Месяц назад

    Thank you Girl ! Your video made my day .

  • Sin π
    Sin π Месяц назад

    i would fk herso hard that she becomes an extrovert.

  • Jana 241
    Jana 241 Месяц назад +1

    I'm an introvert when I meet new people but I'm such an extrovert with people I know

  • Ranga Sai
    Ranga Sai 2 месяца назад

    At last,i have something in common with emma watson

  • T.J Jones
    T.J Jones 2 месяца назад

    I'm 13 and if I didn't have ADHD I would have written dozens of books bc im an introvert.. I'm in my head all the day long and I constantly make up stories and scenarios but bc of ADHD I get bored from writing and quit so I'm at 0

  • Swetha CS
    Swetha CS 2 месяца назад


  • miss xiumin
    miss xiumin 2 месяца назад

    Introvert unite 🖐🏿

  • Nuha Izzatie
    Nuha Izzatie 2 месяца назад

    I am introvert and I have a friend who is very extrovert. It really stresses me when she says I have to change myself to be more outstanding and to communicate more. I try maybe she's true. But honestly I am so happy and comfortable with myself, I feel happy living this way. I don't like to take any small issues that can be managed seriously, but she always does, and it makes her getting a lot of problem in her life, and ended up being stress. But the thing is why does she make a simple things complicated. She can't take my advice because it doesn't fit her life. That's another problem. I don't like it when she judges me of being 'quiet' and misunderstood me from not reacting so well in any scenes. Well, I think these kind of people that makes me stress, not myself being an introvert.

  • ;
    ; 2 месяца назад

    *I'm and introvert, and I'm proud to be.*

  • sarah mosaad
    sarah mosaad 2 месяца назад

    Is this me?

  • ElenaK Galaxy
    ElenaK Galaxy 2 месяца назад

    Thank god. There is finally an explanation.

  • Nooruddin Mohd Shams
    Nooruddin Mohd Shams 2 месяца назад

    That smile at the end.😍😍😍✌️✌️

    NITHYA GANGADARAN 2 месяца назад

    But India appreciates An introvert particularly among girls!😐😑

  • Faisal Hassan
    Faisal Hassan 2 месяца назад +3

    In my opinion, there is no introvert/extrovert, either you are feeling low or high at certain time of your life. Having low confidence is no problem but we don't need to label ourselves as introvert/extroverts because with the passage of time we get confidence as we move on in our lives instead of holding things and overselves..

    • Geometry
      Geometry 2 месяца назад +1

      No:Introversion/Extroversion is not like "I feel down so I am an Introvert".
      It is based on how you recharge your energies.
      If you consume your energies by staying with other people and recharge by staying alone,you are an Introvert.
      If you consume your energies by staying alone and recharge by staying with other people,you are an Extrovert.
      Ambiversion exists too(Both Introversion-Extroversion)

  • Endah Hatama
    Endah Hatama 2 месяца назад +1

    Yes...this is exactly what I feel
    I'm happy with my Introverted.

  • infinite memories
    infinite memories 2 месяца назад +1

    *I needed to hear this*
    Thank you for standing up for all introverts

  • deepa arul
    deepa arul 2 месяца назад

    Extroverts are frauds

  • Mirza Gre
    Mirza Gre 2 месяца назад

    I'm loving her

  • X Eris250 X
    X Eris250 X 2 месяца назад +1

    Yes, being an introvert means you do recharge by spending time alone. Extroverts recharge by being social.

  • CrystalKatt 54
    CrystalKatt 54 2 месяца назад +1

    Once on a field trip to the Science Center in middle school, me and the group of kids I was with saw one of those games where two people put on headbands that measure and record the intensity of your brain waves, and the person with the calmest mind would cause the magnetic ball on the table to roll into the other persons goal. The kids in my group immediately suggested that I try, since I’m very quiet and don’t talk a lot (they assumed that since I don’t say anything, I must not be thinking anything). I reluctantly agreed after a few minutes of them nagging me, and put on the headband. The person I was up against was a normal extrovert. They won within seconds. The calmest mind wins the game, and my brainwaves were so intense that the machine recording them almost ran out of room on the screen.

  • santosh kumar
    santosh kumar 2 месяца назад

    This girl steals the show by saying the last sentence "the next time when you see that quiet kid in the back of the class doesn't participate very much I want you to think I wonder what great things they are going to come up with next"

  • Joshua Liju
    Joshua Liju 2 месяца назад +3

    Hello fellow introverts !

    • Geometry
      Geometry 2 месяца назад

      +Joshua Liju ^v^

    • Joshua Liju
      Joshua Liju 2 месяца назад

      +Geometry ... hi :3

    • Geometry
      Geometry 2 месяца назад

      Hi! :3

  • Nikole Riera
    Nikole Riera 2 месяца назад


  • Jithin Jose
    Jithin Jose 2 месяца назад

    I think I'm a mix of both... Sometimes it's a good thing but there are times when it gets bad

    • Jithin Jose
      Jithin Jose 2 месяца назад

      +Geometry i hope so i don't want to be an unstable 😜

    • Geometry
      Geometry 2 месяца назад +1

      You are an Ambivert! :3

  • Rubayet Tanim
    Rubayet Tanim 2 месяца назад +1

    Love to your points. I’m also an introvert

  • Ins Mioshitash
    Ins Mioshitash 2 месяца назад

    thank you for speaking for us as introverts😄😄

  • pratiek shinde
    pratiek shinde 2 месяца назад

    Well I am an introvert but it’s not mean I am shy. People need to know the difference between these two words. Small things makes a big difference.

  • Rei Kun
    Rei Kun 2 месяца назад

    Introverts die as virgins

  • Maira Mahome
    Maira Mahome 2 месяца назад

    I'm introvert and I've tried to read books, articles, hear advice, youtube videos to be more outgoing but doesn't work so much. But now hearing this video and watch how she change is motivational😊

  • TheJwwinter
    TheJwwinter 3 месяца назад

    Stop this victimization. No one ever has said there is something wrong in being an introvert.

  • anand agate
    anand agate 3 месяца назад +1

    I never thought this is the problem, i just now only got to know that society and some other introverts thinks that it is a problem, my god 😂😂😂

  • Qalbe Mujtaba
    Qalbe Mujtaba 3 месяца назад


  • Roberto Soares
    Roberto Soares 3 месяца назад +1

    i swear i felt good about myself just by reading the title, i think its the very first time i read or hear something like that

  • La Bellota Dinosauriosa
    La Bellota Dinosauriosa 3 месяца назад +1

    I’m a dinosaur.

  • Bethany Taullie
    Bethany Taullie 3 месяца назад +3

    I’m such an introvert lol. Now, I honesty really like talking in front of people but I honestly don’t like people 😂 I enjoy being with myself

  • Jakob Feitzinger
    Jakob Feitzinger 3 месяца назад

    1:19 mad me laught

  • Romain C
    Romain C 3 месяца назад

    Obviously, her definition of introversion is not quite correct
    An extrovert would be someone who gain energy from social interraction, and an extrovert would loose energy. Being taught to be social is not a negation of personnality, it is just a skill that is required in society (whether you think it's good or not, it is a fact, sociability is a beneficial skill in our western culture - and you don't change culture with ideology)

  • Cyber Naskar
    Cyber Naskar 3 месяца назад

    I was initially an introvert throughout my school life. I had a fair lot of friends, but I never interacted with them too much. However, when I got into college, I tried participating in classes a lot. Even though I had a strange feeling inside my stomach, I tried to speak out to people who were more knowledgeable than me. I found out that most of the times, they did agree with me, and this boosted my confidence. Soon, I became more comfortable and found myself to be less shy of socializing.
    Now I find myself to be very flexible while socializing. I can be the quietest guy in my peer group or be as outgoing as an extrovert. Best of both worlds, that is an ambivert! I can assure you that this is more advantageous than being either an Introvert or an Extrovert. Best feeling ever :)
    So people, if you are an introvert and would like to change yourself, keep pushing against your fears. You'll definitely succeed!

  • Aahana Roy
    Aahana Roy 3 месяца назад

    I'm also an introvert and this talk helped me to accept myself. Thank you!

  • Eboliator
    Eboliator 3 месяца назад

    4:45 Wrong. Poverty.