Introverts in the classroom, in the office

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Guests: Scott Barry Kaufman, Chris Myers and Mike Godsey

From the office to the classroom, it’s tough to be an introvert. You’re often more likely to get promoted if you’re a great public speaker and at school you’re graded based on class participation. In this hour, we’ll talk about the true scientific meaning of “introvert,” the latest science into our brains, our personality and whether we can change. Mary Cummings-Jordan will talk with SCOTT BARRY KAUFMAN, Scientific Director of the Science of Imagination Project at the Positive Psychology Center. And we’ll get a first person take on what it’s like to be an introvert and an entrepreneur from CHRIS MYERS, Co-Founder and CEO at BodeTree. And we’ll talk with MIKE GODSEY, a contributing writer for The Atlantic and an English teacher in California, about the challenges facing introvert students and teachers.

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