What Introverts Bring to the Table

by | Oct 12, 2017

Earlier this week, we talked about challenges introverts can face in the workplace; but introverts bring a lot to the table! Just as extroverts contribute new ideas and positive energy, introverts do the same. They get a bad rep as unsocial and highly sensitive, but this isn’t always true (and isn’t always a bad thing either).

Jane Burnett thinks we have a lot to learn from introverts. In her article, she outlines five things we all could stand to learn. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Practicality: Introverts are more resistant to distraction and tend to be more direct and logical. They are natural problem solvers and have the ability to see past the haze when analyzing a situation.
  • Listening skills: Introverts are also natural listeners, since they’re usually a lot more comfortable taking in information than giving it. Along with this, they stay calm and don’t show much emotion. You can count on introverts to fully hear all sides of a situation, and remain calm when analyzing it.
  • Humbleness: Introverts don’t wait for applause if they succeed at something. In fact, they probably aren’t too interested in being loudly praised over and over again by the whole team. Everyone deserves praise for a job well done, but the great thing about being an introvert is that they don’t crave or need repeated, loud praise like some extroverts do. This makes introverts ideal leaders too, since they’re not worried about their public ego.

 

Image retrieved form Pixabay under the public domain

Developing Soft Skills

When listing your skills, it's very easy to focus on "hard skills" (such as MS Office and other technical programs) and to forget about our "soft skills". You may be wondering what the definition of soft skills even is. Soft skills are interpersonal skills that you...
Read More

Should You Offer Your Temp Employee a Permanent Job?

Working with staffing agencies in Boston to utilize temporary workers is a great way to evaluate potential full-time employees and hedge against making a bad hire later down the road. Because you’re directly exposed to a worker every day, you get a chance to evaluate...
Read More

Quote of the Day: Thich Nhat Hanh

Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future. If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay. Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvelously. Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Our ears...
Read More

Resilience, Persistence, and Grit

Finding success is always a challenge, but it can seem downright impossible when everything else seems to be going wrong. It can be hard to even imagine if you're stuck feeling down for the count and frustrated. Unfortunately, life has a way of throwing us for a loop....
Read More

How to Find a Non-Tech Job at a Startup in Boston: Tips for New Grads

Startups can be a great place to begin your career. At a startup, you can take on more responsibility at the entry level than you could in a more traditional, corporate work environment, and there are also potential financial rewards if you get hired full-time with...
Read More

Quote of the Day: Dale Carnegie

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy -Dale Carnegie Anxieties and fears often leave us feeling paralyzed and unable to take action. But the more you...
Read More

Help That Habit Stick

It's that time again; the time where we all set goals for the new year. These goals may include breaking some old habits, or adding some new ones. It's easy to set the goals, but a whole new challenge to stick with them. All too often, our resolutions fall to the...
Read More

Count Your Blessings Before You Count Sheep

With work and all of life's other goings-on, it can be a challenge to count your blessings, especially after a long and difficult day at work. There's negativity everywhere we look nowadays, and the added stress of our jobs and other demands in life can make even the...
Read More

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Share this post with your friends!