"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment" -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Are you a quiet, contemplative, sensitive soul who struggles to thrive in your noisy, fast-moving professional world? Is your thought-filled silence often mistaken for arrogance or lack of confidence by those you work with? Do you sometimes feel like a fish out of water, drained by the chatter in the office?
In a world that thrives on brain-storming, group-think and endless banter, the voice of the solitude seeking, analytical-minded introvert is often drowned out. Yet there is more to the introvert than meets the eye. Who else asks the 'but' and 'what if' questions, thinks outside the box and sees things from an unusual, unexpected perspective?
This workshop will rebrand introversion; acknowledging it as an extraordinary hidden strength, much maligned and underplayed for too long. Tazeen Ahmad, broadcaster, writer and journalist, and a committed life-long introvert, will draw on her own research and fascination for those who live "a life of the mind" to explore how the introvert can understand, improve and thrive in their professional life. There will also be the opportunity to talk and share experiences with other introverts through interactive exercises and small group work.
ABOUT Special events
In our classroom on Marchmont Street, leading writers, economists, historians, philosophers, psychologists, artists and other thinkers offer provocation, inspiration and consolation in the form of advice for living better.
Each special event is limited to 32 participants, allowing for intimate engagement with the great ideas of our time. Speakers for this strand have been invited by The School of Life to present their own material. Session formats will vary depending on the subject.
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