- by impactnow, Blogger
- 8/12/2014 4:02:35 PM
To Ariells point I guess we can be both at times. I also like a quiet work environment but most people would describe me as extroverted. In business be an extrovert can help because it can facilitate projects and interactions that are often critical to achieving goals.
- 8/3/2014 9:20:04 AM
Ah, that's more related to the second and third letters, S vs. N (how information is taken in) and F vs. T (the primary basis of decision-making). But that's a little bit too off-topic now ;)
- 8/2/2014 11:05:49 PM
@magneticnorth interesting. I noticed for myself that I like to ascertain things before asserting them as fact -- very much in contrast to some people I've encountered on social media. Here's a simple example: I noticed that all the instructors at the local karate place where I signed up my daughter were on the short side (men somewhere between 5'3" and 5'6') so I formed a hypothesis about the likelihood of shorter boys feeling the need to learn self-defense. But I didn't simply accept that as fact, I asked one of the people at the school directly. I'm not blunt enough to simply pose the question -- it came up in the context of a conversation in which he said he was bullied as a boy. So now I can say my hypothesis was correct.
- 8/2/2014 9:28:10 PM
If we follow the Myers-Briggs framework (which some hardcore Jung fans detest, I know, but that's a more complex issue), speed of action is more a function of the last letter, J vs. P. A "judger" (not to be confused with being judgmental) makes decisions fast and seeks closure. A "perceiver" loves to explore options and, thus, delays action.
- 8/2/2014 9:21:43 PM
I'm an introvert and guess what? I'm a marketer :P One of the more accepted definitions/distinctions of extroversion and introversion is based on where the type draws energy and dispenses energy. Extroverts mostly get energized when with others, but get tired when alone. Introverts are the opposite. According to Jungian psychology, a person matures by developing a cognitive function that is opposite their primary. For example, as an INTJ, my primary cognitive function is Introverted Intuition. My secondary is Extroverted Thinking. Living a full life requires both interaction and solitude, so all of us, whether extroverts or introverts, should use our innate facility to do both. What varies are our primary function and how we recharge.
- 8/1/2014 5:24:32 PM
That's the name of a FB group. You can check it out. One thing about being an introvert, I can say, we don't all fit all the stereotypes. This is something I've really researched, having read 4 books on introversion. See http://uncommoncontent.blogspot.com/2012/05/perspectives-on-introversion-this-is.html and http://uncommoncontent.blogspot.com/2013/08/happiness-is.html. I'm an introvert because I like quiet, especially when I work. But I actually fairly quickly and efficiently, as does my even more introverted husband. So I don't buy the introverts think or move more slowly assumption. The only thing that fits with that is that I will actually look into issues, researching, and questioning before declaring an opinion.