Quiet Confidence: The relative theory of being alone


As one of the world’s most recognised and revered physicists, Einstein has been quoted as saying:

“The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.”

Introverts often are comfortable working alone. Aloneness is not something they shun, it’s something they crave for more often.

Even if an introvert starts a business through a partnership or joint venture, you will likely find an introvert working alone at some point in their career.

If an introvert starts a business with an extroverted partner, often the introvert is the one who is behind the scenes.

Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, put it this way:

“Most inventors and engineers I have met are like me, they are shy and they live in their heads. They work best when they are alone, and can control an invention’s design. I’m going to give you some advice that might be hard to take: work alone. You are going to be able to design revolutionary products and features.”

Introverts tend to stick and ponder on a problem for a long time.

They may not say anything while carrying on with their lives, but in their minds in the background they are digesting that problem, asking questions and working out possible answers.

Maybe this is why Albert Einstein famously said:

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”


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