Introverts in an Extroverts’ world

I saw this RSA video and it immediately resonated.  I’m an introvert.  An ISFP to be precise if you know your Myers Briggs.  And a very social introvert when analysing my Step II preferences, but an introvert nevertheless.  I need downtime from other people to recharge.  My thinking time is essential and, because I spend my time thinking, there have been times when my voice hasn’t been loud enough to be heard over the extroverts who can dominate the conversation in large meetings.

There are other ways to create an impact on a larger group though – by building relationships with the people around you so that they know your input will always be valuable, and when you get the opportunity to speak, they will listen.  I know.  I’ve done that.

The management model in the West is heavily geared towards extroverts recruiting extroverts.  Just think of all of those group assessment interviews that rely on how you interact with the problem – and the extrovert who was talking nonsense dominating and directing the group to fail the task (I’m not bitter :-D)!  The reality is that there need to be a mix of personality types in any team situation and we all have our part to play.

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Gillian Lewis

Self Image Coach at Gillian Lewis: Spectrum Coaching and Consultancy based in Darlington, County Durham, UK
What on earth is a Self-Image Coach I hear you ask – it’s cross between a Confidence Coach and Image Consultant.

I help clients become happier and more confident by giving them a Makeover from the Inside Out to change their internal and external view of themselves.

I'm not really interested in fashion, just what clothes can do for your self-image - that's where the Forget Fashion blog title originated, so I won't be doing much commentary on the latest catwalk styles.Instead, I write about things I come across in life that make me reflect.Sometimes it's serious.Sometimes it's just fun.Hopefully you'll like my writing style, find what I write about interesting and enjoy the experience.If you do, share the love using the boxes below - thank you 😀
Gillian Lewis
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About Gillian Lewis

What on earth is a Self-Image Coach I hear you ask – it’s cross between a Confidence Coach and Image Consultant.

I help clients become happier and more confident by giving them a Makeover from the Inside Out to change their internal and external view of themselves.

I'm not really interested in fashion, just what clothes can do for your self-image - that's where the Forget Fashion blog title originated, so I won't be doing much commentary on the latest catwalk styles. Instead, I write about things I come across in life that make me reflect. Sometimes it's serious. Sometimes it's just fun. Hopefully you'll like my writing style, find what I write about interesting and enjoy the experience. If you do, share the love using the boxes below - thank you :-D

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