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Trough does Introverts vs Extroverts | In a world that can't stop talking

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Bernstein's

73 Chatsworth Road

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E5 0LH

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In her book 'Quiet' Susan Cain argues we live in a world that 'can't stop talking', holding in thrall an 'extrovert ideal’ that everyone should be gregarious and comfortable in the spotlight.

Cain makes the case that today’s introverts are overwhelmed by the social demands thrust upon them, just as they are underwhelmed by the loud, socially successful go-getters in their midst. She links unchecked extroversion with some of the worst behaviours in society, including undue risk-taking and a tendency toward thoughtless action. Cain goes so far as to connect the reward-seeking tendencies of the hopelessly outer-directed to the financial meltdown of 2008 and corruption scandals like Enron.

Is it time to establish “a greater balance of power” between those who rush to speak and do and those who sit back and think? Introverts — who, according to Cain, can count among their many virtues their relative immunity “to the lures of wealth and fame” — must learn to “embrace the power of quiet.” And extroverts should learn to dial down their alpha traits.

But what do you think? Has Cain said what we’re all thinking, or has she unfairly made scapegoats of the extroverted? Mystified about whether you yourself are an introvert, extrovert or even an ambivert? Has your natural preference for introversion or extroversion led to you feeling misunderstood in your work or family life?

Join us at our second Trough Supper where we’ll get to the heart of the matter over a bottle or two, plus some great food and fine company (a social occasion suitable for introverts and extroverts alike).


How it works?

We'll send you an article to read one week before the dinner (it’s not homework, just food for thought!).

Ticket price includes delicious Tapas-inspired main dishes and deserts from Bernstein's, with much of the fare sourced from London food producers. The menu is still being finalised but expect everything from baba ganoush to tahini to Tzimmes, a traditional Jewish stew. Vegetarians and vegans will be more than catered for!

Drinks are not included in the ticket price and please don't forget to bring change for a tip (not included in the ticket price).


***Trough is a non profit making collective of friends - all funds from ticket sales go directly to our independent restaurant partners.



FAQs

Can I come on my own or do I need to bring a friend?

Come on your own or with a friend, it's completely up to you. Everyone is very welcome and we'll encourage you to move around throughout the supper so you can speak to different people. We also hope you'll join us for drinks afterward to carry on the conversation.

Do I need to have read 'Quiet' to take part?

No, it would be great if you've read something about the key themes of the book but these are pretty simple and we might introduce key questions inspired by the book during the dinner, so don't let this be a barrier to joining in. Trough chooses topics that will get everyone talking and that includes you!

Will the discussion over the food be facilitated?

Not really, we'll create some introductury talking points for everyone to get the conversation flowing and possibly throw in some key questions from the book throughout the evening. We want the dinner to be informal and relaxed.


Is this aimed at people with the same view point?

Definitely not. We want people with different viewpoints to come along, and will make sure that everyone feels comfortable sharing their opinion.


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