assertive people, Clay Shirky, Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age, interesting things, judgments, negative judgements, public failure, risk of public failure, self confidence
I came across this blog and found it very interesting, so decided to share it…..
“In these circumstances, people who don’t raise their hands don’t get called on, and people who raise their hands timidly get called on less. Some of this is because assertive people get noticed more easily, but some of it is because raising your hand is itself a high-cost signal that you are willing to risk public failure in order to try something…. To put yourself forward as someone good enough to do interesting things is, by definition, to expose yourself to all kinds of negative judgments, and as far as I can tell, the fact that other people get to decide what they think of your behavior leaves only two strategies for not suffering from those judgments: not doing anything, or not caring about the reaction.” – Clay Shirky, A Rant about Women