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What enables people to connect, and what impedes human connection? These questions triggered Brené Brown’s intensive study of vulnerability. In this renowned TED Talk, the “researcher-storyteller” explains with delightful, self-deprecating humor how she learned to embrace her vulnerability – and why you should embrace yours. Brown’s theme is fundamental to the human experience, so getAbstract considers this lecture essential viewing.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What impedes human connection,
  • How some people evade or numb their vulnerability, and
  • How to embrace your vulnerability and be emotionally courageous.

About the Speaker

Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Her books include The Gifts of Imperfection and Daring Greatly.



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