What introverts do at parties

If you read Susan Cain’s Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, you’d realize introversion is not a disease nor does it make poor leaders. The opposite is true. Introverts are often more sociable in intimate settings although they like to “recharge at parties,” with a preference on listening, thinking, […]

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Are you an egg person or an onion person?

Introverts are egg people. They’re not hiding anything (per say), they are mostly reserved. And once they start to get comfortable, they are as open and talkative as anybody else. “Don’t think of introversion as something that needs to be cured,” writes Susan Cain in her book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World […]

Toggling

This isn’t just a computer term. It’s also a way you can interact daily with your surroundings. It doesn’t matter if you’re an introvert of extrovert; you’ve got to be able to speak when necessary and shut your mouth when it’s unnecessary. Great leaders show both patience and eloquence depending on the moment’s needs. Obama […]

Why extroverts fail, introverts flounder and you probably succeed

Extroverts are blindly overconfident and too assertive. Introverts can be scared and too quiet.  It turns out both suck at sales.  Ambiverts, though, strike the right balance. They know when to speak up and when to shut up, when to inspect and when to respond, when to push and when to hold back.

The Introvert

On the misunderstood Introvert: My own formula is roughly two hours alone for every hour of socializing. This isn’t antisocial. It isn’t a sign of depression. It does not call for medication. For introverts, to be alone with our thoughts is as restorative as sleeping, as nourishing as eating. Our motto: “I’m okay, you’re okay—in […]

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