# Elon Musk
As the head of a company, Elon Musk confessed that it took him a lot of time and practice to get comfortable with going up on stage and express himself clearly.
# Eleanor Roosevelt
She’s known for lectures. Roosevelt believed that having a friendship with yourself is quite important. She believes that you have to a friend to yourself first before you be a friend to others.
# Albert Einstein
Einstein believed that his creativity and success came from keeping to himself. He said, “The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulate the creative mind.”
In an interview with Rookie, famous actress Emma Watson talked about how people applaud her for not being a party girl. Her response is that she’s not trying to be known as a non-party girl, but instead, she’s just a natural introvert. She once thought something was wrong with her because she wasn’t an extrovert. Ultimately, she realized her introverted-ness wasn’t something to be ashamed of.
Gates is an introvert, but he’s not shy. Again, some introvert and extrovert qualities can exist simultaneously. Extroverts are not better than introverts, and vice versa. Both personality types have their strength.
J.K. Rowling came up with the ideas of Harry Potter when taking a solo train trip. Her pen wouldn’t work, and she was too shy to borrow one pen from a stranger. Thus, she composes the story in her head instead.
# Academy Awards winner Meryl Streep
To get through occasions where she finds challenging, she uses visualization by telling herself that her mother would be able to get through the situation.
# Warren Buffet
Being a leader in the financial industry, she had to put extra time to connect with people. He shows a preference for solitude, and it does give him the focus needed to become an expert. According to Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, Buffet’s introverted personality is what has kept him on top.