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13 Signs You’re an Introvert, but Also a Little Bit Outgoing

13 Signs You’re an Introvert, but Also a Little Bit Outgoing | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
As a sociable introvert, you are in between social and anti-social
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Dorothy Retha Cook 's curator insight, December 6, 2015 3:51 AM

Thanks for the great share of information and God perfect timing by placing it exactly where I would find it for a time such as this, God provides

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10 Ways Introverts Interact Differently With The World

10 Ways Introverts Interact Differently With The World | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Introverts and extraverts may seem the same on the surface, but if you look at the way they respond to life's everyday occurrences, differences begin to emerge.

Last month, for example, Science of Us writer Melissa Dahl reported on findings from ...
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Dorothy Retha Cook 's curator insight, December 6, 2015 6:48 AM

It's Ok to be different. Your difference make your light shine God style! Because others can see the beauty of God and not just you! at work!

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After Seeing This Brilliant Poster, I Now Totally Understand Introverted People.

After Seeing This Brilliant Poster, I Now Totally Understand Introverted People. | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
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12 Books All Introverts (And Extroverts) Should Read

12 Books All Introverts (And Extroverts) Should Read | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
For the solitary dreamers who tend to live inside their own heads, books have always been cherished companions. In reading, introverts can indulge their need for a respite from socializing; even better, they can live vicariously through the character...
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Exclusively For Introverts – 10 Powerful Tips to Improve Your Public Speaking Skills

Exclusively For Introverts – 10 Powerful Tips to Improve Your Public Speaking Skills | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
You are an introvert, you know that, already. You dread the day when you stand in front of an audience even if the size is just 5 breathing souls and a dog. As a matter of fact, just the thought of it makes you cringe and want to go hiding.
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Leaning Back: The Power of Introverts

Leaning Back: The Power of Introverts | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Have you noticed? There has been a lot of buzz about introverts lately, and the more we learn about introverts, the more we understand the power of introverts to lead and influence others. 

 

Quiet Time provides energy, increases self awareness, and spurs creativity. Next comes Preparation.

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7 Positives Only Introverts Would Understand

7 Positives Only Introverts Would Understand | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
There’s an avalanche of information about introverts on the web. The great thing about it is that it helps a lot of people realize their own introverted tendencies.
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The science of introverts and the workplace

The science of introverts and the workplace | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

IN THE YEAR SINCE SUSAN CAIN published “Quiet,” several other bestselling business authors have joined her effort to weed from that genre the “extrovert ideal”—the bold, outspoken personality type that many self-help books idolize. That ideal, Cain says, took root in organizations in the 20th century and has since hurt the way we identify leaders, award promotions and even structure our meetings.

 

Cain spoke with Lillian Cunningham, editor of the Post’s On Leadership section, about what it would look like to cultivate the assets that introverts bring to the workplace.

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6 Things You Thought Wrong About Introverts

6 Things You Thought Wrong About Introverts | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

If common stereotypes have anything to say on the matter, it's that introverts are socially awkward loners who abhor large crowds and don't like people very much.


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World's Most Famous Introverts

World's Most Famous Introverts | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Physicist, author of the theory of relativity, and awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921. (Photo: AFP/AFP/Getty Images)
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Personality Test: Are You an Ambivert?

Personality Test: Are You an Ambivert? | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

I took a personality test years ago that told me that I was an Introvert. It meant that I liked to keep to myself, and that I was quiet and shy. The worst thing in the world for me was to throw me in a group of people at a party, or heaven forbid, put me on stage and ask me to speak publicly.

  

While the test was partially correct; I tire easily at party’s and other social events, it was way off in other areas. For instance, I love public speaking. Put me on stage in front of a group, and I’m right at home. I also was in outside sales for over 5 years and inside sales for almost 10. While selling was stressful at times, I did pretty well at it.

 
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Roy Montero's curator insight, August 14, 2013 4:56 AM

Adela Rubio mentions me on FaceBook
 

Was chatting with my friend Roy Montero the other day and he mentioned a term I'd never heard... ambivert. Care to elaborate, Roy?
 

http://www.FaceBook.com/adelarubio/posts/10151782572998421

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How to Care for Introverts & Extroverts [Infographic]

How to Care for Introverts & Extroverts [Infographic] | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
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This infographic offers some insight into Introverts and Extroverts. We constantly view other peoples' behaviours and actions from our own personal perspectives. If we can recognize and respect the differences we bring and find around us, we would benefit from the concept of "all hands on deck," and then even appreciate the concept of "the rising tide lifts all ships".  What would that look like for you?

 

A good infographic to print and post on your office wall?

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Introverts at Work: Why You Withdraw and One Way to Cope

Introverts at Work: Why You Withdraw and One Way to Cope | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Understanding how companies can spark introversion can help create conversations that move from protection to innovation.
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donhornsby's curator insight, March 25, 2015 4:50 PM

(From the article): To foster sharing, it’s important to foster connections with others and remind one another that we’re more alike than we think. To do just that, try to find five things in common with co-workers, people you disagree with or even people you’re meeting for the first time. You can do this formally, in small groups to ‘break the ice,’ or on your own, when your courage to connect is low. Go beyond the obvious – things people can see, such as hair color or eye color. But instead look for answers for something beyond the surface, likes and dislikes you both might share.

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6 Surprising Things About Introverts In The Workplace

6 Surprising Things About Introverts In The Workplace | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Do you have the extroverted personality of a natural-born leader? If not, you can still be a successful entrepreneur. In fact, introverts make better listeners and can switch back and forth between introversion and extroversion to outperform their ch...
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6 Reasons Why the World Needs to Value Introverts More Highly

6 Reasons Why the World Needs to Value Introverts More Highly | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
In her book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking author Susan Cain discusses what she calls the “Extrovert Ideal” or the notion many of us intrinsically hold that extroverts make better friends and are better at many...
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What My Introverted Best Friend Taught Me

What My Introverted Best Friend Taught Me | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
To be an introvert is a strength. Introverts have a capacity to be contented and a personality to be admired. The introvert in my life, my best friend, is an anchor like no other.
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23 Signs that You May Be an Introvert

23 Signs that You May Be an Introvert | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Are you secretly an introvert? Do you even know what being an introvert really means? Introverts are often misunderstood, as the term introvert is often thought to be someone who is shy, is a wallflower at parties, and doesn’t like other people.
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The Secrets Of Networking For Introvert Entrepreneurs

The Secrets Of Networking For Introvert Entrepreneurs | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Photo credit: Wikipedia Just as it helps you overcome a fear of rejection by exposing you to it on an almost daily basis, being an entrepreneur also demands that those of us who identify as introverts find ways to balance our natural reticence with with the need to meet and network with potential clients and and collaborators. Here are the four techniques I recommend for tacking business development activities when you lack extrovert levels of enthusiasm:

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5 Ways Introvert-Extrovert Couples Can Improve Communication

5 Ways Introvert-Extrovert Couples Can Improve Communication | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
If he’s the yin to your yang, there’s a good chance you are partnered with your exact opposite. In the beginning, this introvert-extrovert connection is delightful as you experience an attitude different from your own.
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15 Things You Might Have Misunderstood About Introverts

15 Things You Might Have Misunderstood About Introverts | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
I must confess I am a recovering perfectionist who used to let my anal retentive nature slow down progress, overwhelm me with stress, and avoid trying new things because of my fear of failure.
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If you're introverted and act extroverted, you'll be happier.

If you're introverted and act extroverted, you'll be happier. | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Extroverts are generally happier, studies show. Some research also has found that introverts, who are more withdrawn in nature, will feel happier if they act extroverted. 

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How to Use Introversion for Career and Personal Success

How to Use Introversion for Career and Personal Success | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Introversion isn't a flaw. In fact, introverts are powerful players in work and home life. Here, psychologist Alice Boyes shares how to use your natural personality traits towards success.
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Janet Barclay's curator insight, November 23, 2013 11:25 AM

You don't have to play at being an extravert to be successful.

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Are You An Introvert? 25 Top Job Hunting Tips To Bring You Out Of Your Shell

Are You An Introvert? 25 Top Job Hunting Tips To Bring You Out Of Your Shell | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

 

Introverts can make amazing employees. They’re often creative, work well with others, and take time to think carefully about what they say and do. Unfortunately, we live in a world where the traits of an extrovert are much more highly valued. That can make job hunting, already a daunting task for those who aren’t keen on talking to strangers, even tougher. Yet there are ways that introverts can make the job hunting process a little easier on themselves and perhaps even a little more successful. Where to begin? Check out these tips that can help introverts navigate the job hunt and show off their best side to prospective employers.
 

 
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Kimberly Kachadoorian's curator insight, December 28, 2014 8:09 AM

When I am teaching my marketing class - my students are often amazed when I say - most of the back-end marketing prep is done by introverts.