Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage.

Brené Brown

Quotation #14678

About This Quote

“Listening to Shame.” TED Conference. March 2012. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Listening to Shame." TED Conference. March 2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: Ironically, it takes a great amount of courage to show other people your weaknesses; that is the meaning of this Brené Brown quote, given at her TEDTalk presentation at TED2012. This important concept counters the myth that vulnerability is weakness, Brown explains in this Talk. Brown, who researches vulnerability, shame, courage, and authenticity, also gave another popular TEDTalk in 2010 called "The Power of Vulnerability." Watch the full TEDTalk that is the source of this quote here: Brené Brown - Listening to Shame