Some questions are fundamental: Fiction or Nonfiction? Cat person or Dog person? And this: Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
Each of these identities has its pros and cons, but no one can say that a particular one is better. Extroverts have long been celebrated and rewarded due to their natural people skills. Introverts are, strangely enough, proven to be better CEOs, though the confident attitude of an extrovert is better suited for the image of a CEO.
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The ongoing once-in-a-century pandemic makes ambiverts (part introverts and part extroverts) an ideal blend in the corporate world. One has to be adaptive and take on the traits of both, like listening well, or being a dynamic personality in meetings, in a measured way.
One needs to be able to initiate conversation or small talk without hesitation. One also needs to be quiet and let the others take centerstage.
Being both an introvert and an extrovert(as per the requirement) is about how you are able to energize yourself, refilling your mental energy tank. It can be a 15-minute break sitting alone, or a trek with a group of people, or even sitting in a buzzing cafe.
One has to balance the scale and maintain an equilibrium to be able to be an ambivert.
Ambiverts, part introverts and part extroverts, are enthusiastic, social, but also are good listeners and can do well without having the need to hog the limelight.
It is a requirement for leaders and managers in this age to be a blend of extroverts and introverts, having the strengths of both, in order to work in flexible and empathetic work environments.
Social interaction takes up many cognitive resources and is depleting.
Studies find that extroverted behaviour makes people happier but fatigued after just a few hours.
If you recover your energy while alone or in quiet surroundings, you’re probably an introverted type of person.
You can experience the benefits of both types when you push yourself to overcome weaknesses of one type or the other at key moments in your life.
If the idea of mingling at a party or giving a presentation in front of people make you feel sick, you are not alone.
About 30% of shyness is because of genetics. The rest comes about as a response to the environment.
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