Power of Introverts

Imagine a viral video taking off without the assistance of precious kittens or babies. Well, leave it up to a New York Film Academy graduate to accomplish that feat. 2011 Directing grad, Daniel Lomas’ video Power of Introverts has racked up over 1 million hits in just under two weeks. Lomas narrates and illustrates the video, which is based on the book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, by Susan Cain. The video breaks down the contrasting personality types of extroverts and introverts, while exploring some of the negative connotations that aren’t neeccissarily true about introverts. According to Lomas, “The film industry is, in my opinion, a quite extroverted industry and I had a hard time fitting in.”

As to why Lomas thinks his video is so popular, he says, “I think there are a lot of people that feel like they don’t fit in and think there’s something wrong with them.” Clearly that’s not the case. Be sure to look out for more episodes, which Lomas is currently working on now!

Which personality best categorizes you: Introvert or Extrovert? Tweet us @NYFA to let us know!

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Published on: December 19, 2012

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