Conversations are a natural part of any relationship and an important part of business life. Introverts are equally capable of holding, holding and profiting from conversations, as extroverts are. Introverts might need to think differently about their conversations to get the most from them.

Here are number of relevant articles, which I hope you find interesting.

Introvert friendly communication

Introvert friendly communication

Many people struggle to get introverts to communicate with them. This can be especially frustrating in business when a leader wants some of quieter team members to “open up more”. The benefit of doing so is less frustration (both leader and introvert), better team work, better productivity and better staff retention.

Understanding key introvert / extrovert differences (internal processing, people energy and preference for quieter locations) will allow you help others communicate more easily to (plan in advance, allow them more time to reply, and create suitable breaks). The article ends with 10 specific tips to improve a conversation with an introvert.

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When is a safe space not so safe?

When is a safe space not so safe?

The introvert hangover is a real thing that many introverts associate with. It's a feeling of intense exhaustion when working with (too many) people for (too) long. Typically it happens at conferences etc. Active recovery for introverts talks about how introverts can...

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You never have anything to say

You never have anything to say

It’s fairly common for managers to believe some of their team members have nothing to say, and blame it on them being quiet or introverted. Introversion doesn’t mean they have nothing to say, but it may require a change in the way team meetings are run. The real problem could be more deep seated, either in the person or how your meetings are run.

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Reframing and introversion

Reframing and introversion

What is reframing and why is it useful? This episode of Activate Your Introvert features a discussion with Derek Arden. Who might find reframing useful?

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