Are you a shy extrovert?

We always caution people to watch out for stereo-typing themselves and others. Most people already know that most extroverts aren’t necessarily dancing on the table at the party, just as the introverts aren’t necessarily shy and retiring. Many of us are somewhere on a spectrum and it will vary according to who they are with and what they are doing.

by Lesley Aitcheson, ago

How introvert and extrovert traits are expressed in the workplace

You’ve probably already come across the the terms ‘introvert’ and ‘extrovert’, and the associated stereotypes that can arise – the former as unsocial, secretive and aloof, the latter aggressive, egotistical and socially needy. But we also know instinctively and anecdotally that these are unhelpful and often negative generalisations – after all, if you want the introverts and extroverts in your workplace to work productively together, you will need them to appreciate the very meaningful contributions that the other can bring.

by Lesley Aitcheson, ago