Changing Your Spots: The Extro-Introvert

Changing Your Spots: The Extro-Introvert In the previous posts, I’ve discussed how introverts and extroverts can operate successfully in a work environment. But I think that the most successful people are kind of extro-introverts. That is, they can call on either set of skills as the situation warrants. So, I’m doing one final example of a meeting. If you tend to extroversion, you should pay most attention to the left-hand column for tips on being effective. The introverts have a similar column on the right. Extrovert People Dialog Introvert Prep for meeting: Remember to: ·       Ask opinions of others ·       Confirm agreement to solution ·       Build on suggestions   Philippa—extrovert   Andrew—introvert Topic of Meeting: How to coordinate use of 3D printer given recent complaints from both Philippa’s and Andrew’s units Prep for meeting: ·       Prepare argument ·       Practice delivery ·       Identify possible objections You’ve signaled you want to work cooperatively. Philippa: I’ve got an idea of how this might work. Mind if I start things off?     Andrew: Sure, but I have a proposal, too. You created a space to come back to your idea. You’re asking for feedback rather than assuming agreement. Philippa: This seems easy to…