Why Introversion Leads to More Self-Confidence

Speak up when you must

Darius Foroux
4 min readJun 18, 2024

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In her book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, psychologist Susan Cain talked about the “Extrovert Ideal” when it comes to people’s confidence.

It’s the widespread belief that being outgoing, assertive, and socially proactive makes a person successful.

But what about the introvert? Having confidence as an introvert isn’t talked about much.

When you look at social media, it’s no wonder that many people think this way. Most of the things we see online are often loud and adventurous people having the time of their lives or leading billion-dollar companies.

But even the most successful folks in the world aren’t all extroverts. Think about people like Warren Buffett or Cathie Wood. They’re not loud or always visible. But when they talk, they share a lot of wisdom. And their success speaks for itself.

The importance of “Quiet Confidence”

Buffett’s investment strategies are a great example. Buffett spends five to six hours each day just reading. He’s all about thorough research and long-term thinking, not getting caught up in the noise and haste of Wall Street.

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Darius Foroux

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