I had the opportunity to read an article on Medium by Emily Esposito titled Introvert or Extrovert? Here’s How to Boost Your Productivity.
This article is very interesting about introvert Extrovert and Ambivert, especially when it comes to adoption in an office environment.
The terms introvert and extrovert were coined by the famous psychiatrist Carjung.
If asked for understanding of the majority The characteristics of these two people come from their way of increasing their energy, with the introvert being charged by being alone, while the extrovert recharges by meeting other people.
Really, there is another group we call ambivert, which are people who are both introvert and extrovert in the same person.
If we look a little deeper, we will find that there are also different types of introverts.
The idea comes from psychologist Johanthan Cheek, who divides introvert people into four levels:
Socia introvert: Someone who is a social intovert, if possible, wants to be alone. Or with a small group of people But didn’t have much anxiety If you have to be surrounded by a lot of people
Thinking introvert: These people are often immersed in their thoughts. These people are thoughtful And often revisit their own thoughts deeply
Anxious introvert: These people like to be alone. Because he often felt that he did not act right when being with other people And tend to think about things To happen in a worst case senario is to always look at the world with concern.
Retrained introvert: The distinguishing feature of these people is that they think very carefully before doing something, which might make outsiders think they work slowly. But actually, they will think of the consequences of their decisions in great detail. Before deciding to do something
For extroverts, most people understand that they like to be surrounded by a lot of people. But actually extrovert people can be divided into two things as well. The idea comes from a study called The neuroanatomical delineation of agentic and affiliative extraversion by Erica N.Grodin and Tara L.White, published in Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neurosice.
This research divided the Extrovert into two groups:
Agentic Extrovert: These are people who are often driven by taking victory or success as the driving force behind. If this type of person is a leader, he is a strong, bold, competitive leader. And has a high level of
individuality. Agentic Extrovert people like to be the center of attention. And does not hesitate to try to be a leader in various situations If they could
Affiliative Extrovert: They tend to like being very social. They are very friends. Can start talking to strangers without embarrassment. Relationships with those around them are very important to these people, according to
the Ambivert group, Barry Smith, director of Laboratories of HUman Phschophysiology at the University of Maryland, says about 68% of the population is able to adapt to both introvert and It is important to find the balance between these two modes.
Here, how do each type of people adjust in order to have the most productivity in their work?
For introvert, there are four ways to adjust to max productivity:
Create the right environment: Working in a noisy open office can be very frustrating for introvert, so the solution is from time to time to find a quiet office and something that may be sent to people who Also design an office that you don’t forget to allow a “quiet” space for people working. Especially if your office is open office, it is necessary to have a quiet place.
Do more work one-on-one: Talking to one person at a time will make the introvert work the easiest and the most profound. So if you are an introvert, try to make time to talk to your coworker or boss like One on one as many as possible. Because it works like this the most productive for you.
Let the people know: Working conditions are very fast today, but introvert people work best at their speed and resolution. What is important is communicating with others on the team. In order to understand expectations, for example, an introvert will be able to perform a job that requires a very deep analysis, etc.
Meetings: Meetings are an important point in which introverts have to be very prepared because introvert people will not be able to speak at a meeting right away when something happens, but must think first. Unlike extrovert people who will be able to leave instant feedback. Therefore, it is essential that introverts know the agenda of the meeting and prepare to go to the meeting, always writing out what they want to say.
As for the extrovert, preparation should be performed as well, for example:
Find recharging activities: This is the opposite of an introvert, that is, if the extrovert is in a workplace that is too quiet, too quiet, may become dizzy. ) So if in a situation that is too quiet for a long time You need to start looking for activities such as offering yourself to work when you meet a lot of people.
Can be busy, but beware of burnout: extroverts tend to enjoy the chaotic mess and a lot of different job swings. But be careful because if you do too long without a break, bunrout may occur.
Take time to think about it: how much the extrovert likes to be with them. But when sitting and thinking about something alone is important We will be able to crystallize and think good things. Or big plans Yes during this period So every day I try to find time to wash 20 minutes, quietly sitting alone. And write a lesson on the past today What is good What is not good And what have we learned from it?
No matter what kind of person you are Do not forget that when we work at that office. We couldn’t make both our work and the environment the way we all liked. We need to understand other people’s perspectives and be flexible. Perhaps, if the extrovert is loud or too fast, the introvert will have to understand. Likewise, if an introvert spends a lot of time considering the job, the extrovert needs to be understood as well.
Because of the differences of many people This is the type that makes our team strong.
Finally, I would like to conclude with a personal opinion. That we should not try to change our natural foundation, no matter what kind of person we are. But what we should do is try to understand people who are not like us. While preparing himself for working with all kinds of people