Being Introverted

What does being introverted mean, how can you "get over" some of "weaknesses" and harness introvert superpowers?

Being Introverted

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There are many perceptions of what an introvert is/ does/ how they act, most are completely wrong! Here’s a quick way to decide if you’re introverted (if you don’t already know), the quiz will takes most people one-two minutes.

Scroll down to jump straight to articles about being introverted and how to harness your introvert superpowers.

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Would you rather spend most of your time..

About your friends...

Some people have many friends others have few, much closer friends; how about you?

Do you spend time at networking events on your phone to "look busy" and leaving early?

Look around the room; some networkers love being in the room, where others are worried about looking as if they don't have anybody to talk to. Which are you?

How do you normally think things through?

The way we think, and process our thoughts, varies from those who "think to talk" and those who "talk to think". Which are you?

How do you feel when asked to talk to a group, with little notice or prep?

Some people love to "wing it", some people want to prepare a lot before responding; how about you?

How do you feel with a group of people you don’t know well for a short time?

Some people are energised in a room full of people, for others it's as if their batteries are draining faster than they can drink a glass of water.

How do you feel about calling, or visiting prospects you don't really know?

Maybe it's not "cold calling", but what about getting in touch with business contacts you don't know very well. You know you ought to do it, but...

How do you feel about follow up?

We know that following up clients or new prospects is important. Yet many people avoid it in the hope that the prospect will call them, where others relish following up.

How often have you been told that you should speak up more?

Some people love speaking up, others have been told for many years (e.g. teachers, your boss, your colleagues) that they should speak up more; what about you?

How do you feel when networking surrounded by super-friendly people?

Ever noticed how some people look friendly and "glowing", where others don't? How does it make you feel being surrounded by all these confident networkers?

Introvert extrovert test.
You are an introvert.

New year celebrations and resolutions

Congratulations. As an introvert you have many strengths at work, and you can make your unique contribution comfortably , without faking it. But, our business culture is extrovert-biased and you may need to learn strategies to help you benefit from your strengths, so you thrive at work. Click here for more details.
You have extrovert tendencies

New year celebrations and resolutions

Congratulations! As an ambivert your strengths include many of the extrovert strengths and some of the introvert strengths. This can be a positive benefit at work. If your role involves leading others or running meetings here's some tips to get more from the introverts in your team.
You sound like an ambivert

New year celebrations and resolutions

Great news: your strengths include some introvert strengths and some extrovert strengths; this should be a positive benefit at work. If there are times when you feel "more introverted", you will find some of the introvert success strategies outlined here to be useful.
You sound extroverted to me.

New year celebrations and resolutions

Congratulations! Your score suggests you’re extroverted. Enjoying spending time with others can be a great advantage in the workplace. But many people you need to influence at work are introverts, you may get more from them if you understand them better and make a couple of simple changes. If your role involves leading others or running meetings here's some tips to get more from the introverts in your team.

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Articles about being introverted – and how to change things.

Now we’ve got the definition out of the way, here’s a selection of articles that you may find useful. Not because you want to stop being introverted, but because you want to harness introvert super-powers and learn ideas to “deal with” some of the issues relating to extrovert strengths.

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