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A guide to understanding introverts - Fair Lady

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A guide to understanding introverts
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Being an introvert does not mean that we're shy.
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Sharilee Swaity's curator insight, August 14, 2013 10:43 AM

Introverts aren't shy -- we just can't take socializing as long as other people. So true! 

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The Neuroscience Behind Why Introverts Might Think Too Much — MyScienceAcademy

The Neuroscience Behind Why Introverts Might Think Too Much — MyScienceAcademy | Social Introverts | Scoop.it
We’ve come to understand that both introverts and extroverts do things differently. Extroverts tend to speak their mind and have no problem expressing their feelings to
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Introverts are quietly and effectively taking over the world

Introverts are quietly and effectively taking over the world | Social Introverts | Scoop.it
A new study has revealed the best bosses aren’t necessarily extroverted, charismatic, confident executives with a perfect track record.

In fact, research published in <a href="https://hbr.org/2017/05/what-sets-successful-ceos-apart"; target="_blank">this month’s Harvard Business Review</a> suggests some of the most successful chief executive officers are actually introverts.

The study examined 17,000 executives in the United States, and looked at everything from career history to behavioral patterns.

“We have seen a fundamental disconnect between what boards think makes for an ideal CEO and what actually leads to high performance,” the authors wrote.

“That disconnect starts with an unrealistic yet pervasive stereotype ... that a successful CEO is a charismatic six-foot-tall white man with a degree from a top university, who is a strategic visionary with a seemingly direct-to-the-top career path and the ability to make perfect decisions under pressure.”



However, they say they were struck by how few of the successful leaders they studied actually fit into that mold.

“The biggest aha, overall, is that some of the things that make CEOs attractive to the board have no bearing on their performance,” Elena Lytkina Botelho, a co-founder of the project, <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/on-leadership/wp/2017/04/17/introverts-tend-to-be-better-ceos-and-other-surprising-traits-of-top-performing-executives/?utm_term=.dda0f884a3f3&quot; target="_blank">told the Washington Post</a>.

For example, you don’t necessarily need to have an impeccable career.

The project found nearly all candidates had made some kind of major mistake, from hiring the wrong person to making a bad decision or overpaying for an acquisition.

In fact, 45 percent of them also had what the researchers called a career “blow-up” that pushed them out of a job or cost the business a large amount of money.

However, 78 percent of that group went on to actually become a CEO.

Researchers say the four key traits for top bosses are:

1. Making decisions with speed and conviction

High-performing CEOs don’t necessarily stand out for making great decisions all the time, but they make them quickly and consistently.

“Smart but slow decision makers become bottlenecks, and their teams either grow frustrated (which can lead to the attrition of valuable talent) or become overcautious themselves, stalling the entire enterprise.”

2. Engaging key stakeholders

The study found the best bosses “start by developing an astute understanding of their stakeholders’ needs and motivations, and then get people on board by driving for performance and aligning them around the goal of value creation.”

3. Being highly adaptable to change

Researchers cited Brexit and the shock US election result as examples of modern-day scenarios that CEOs need to be able to handle with ease.

“Most CEOs know they have to divide their attention among short, medium, and long-term perspectives, but the adaptable CEOs spent significantly more of their time — as much as 50% — thinking about the long term.”

4. Being reliable and predictable

Reliability was found to be much more valuable to companies than delivering incredible results only occasionally.

“Mundane as it may sound, the ability to reliably produce results was possibly the most powerful of the four essential CEO behaviors. In our sample, CEO candidates who scored high on reliability were twice as likely to be picked for the role and 15 times more likely to succeed in it.”
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10 Reasons Why Introverts Are Incredibly Attractive People

10 Reasons Why Introverts Are Incredibly Attractive People | Social Introverts | Scoop.it
Though they appear shy, introverts are incredibly attractive once you get to know them. Here's why introverts are so charming and how to be happy with them.
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7 surprising reasons introverts make better partners

7 surprising reasons introverts make better partners | Social Introverts | Scoop.it
They're great listeners, conversationalists and so much more.
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8 True Feelings Hidden In Every Introvert’s Heart

8 True Feelings Hidden In Every Introvert’s Heart | Social Introverts | Scoop.it
Introverts are often deemed as anti-social and has negative connotations, so here's how it really feels like to be a true introvert.
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10 Reasons Why Introverts Are Incredibly Attractive People

10 Reasons Why Introverts Are Incredibly Attractive People | Social Introverts | Scoop.it
Although they appear shy, aloof, or unapproachable, introverts are incredibly attractive once you get to know them.
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15 Superpowers That Introverts Have Over Extroverts - Expanded Consciousness

15 Superpowers That Introverts Have Over Extroverts - Expanded Consciousness | Social Introverts | Scoop.it
“I’m very picky with whom I give my energy to.
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Science Unlocks The Secret To Why Introverts Prefer Alone Time To Socializing

Science Unlocks The Secret To Why Introverts Prefer Alone Time To Socializing | Social Introverts | Scoop.it
There can be many causes of introversion, but if your brain is wired to be an introvert, it's safe to say that you can't help wanting to be alone!
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What’s Inside An Introvert’s Head (6 Pics)

What’s Inside An Introvert’s Head (6 Pics) | Social Introverts | Scoop.it
Some of you may have seen a post we did recently about the various differences between introverts and extroverts. Well now we're back to show you what it looks
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Quiet Schools Network - Quiet Revolution

Quiet Schools Network - Quiet Revolution | Social Introverts | Scoop.it
  Our Mission Our mission is to create Quiet Schools, which are characterized by an inclusive culture in which everyone is recognized for thei
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7 Reasons Introverts Now Rule The World

7 Reasons Introverts Now Rule The World | Social Introverts | Scoop.it
Twentieth-century Americans were bottle-fed on the importance of needing to "prove themselves."
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10 Surprising Reasons to Hire More Introverts

Most companies want to hire more extroverts but most of the time introverts are more likely to make a company successful.
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8 Reasons to Fall in Love With an Introvert

8 Reasons to Fall in Love With an Introvert | Social Introverts | Scoop.it
“Don’t think of introversion as something that needs to be cured…Spend your free the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to,” wrote Susan Cain, a modern expert on introversion. “Love is essential,” she explained, “gregariousness is optional.”
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The Introvert's Dilemma: Personality, Identity & Vocation

The Introvert's Dilemma: Personality, Identity & Vocation | Social Introverts | Scoop.it
By Dr. A.J. Drenth
The jury is no longer out—introverts and extraverts are two very different creatures. Of course, the fact that you are reading this suggests you probably already knew that. But merely recognizing this fundamental bifurcation of human personality does not equate to an in-depth or
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Introverts should not assimilate into extroverted education style

Introverts should not assimilate into extroverted education style | Social Introverts | Scoop.it
Have you ever found it hard to keep up small talk after the accustomed “Hello” or “What’s up?” Have you always felt the need to be alone after a day full of social interaction? Or do you find yourself most relaxed and comfortable alone? If so, then you may be an introvert.
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13 Inspiring Leadership Tactics from Introverts

13 Inspiring Leadership Tactics from Introverts | Social Introverts | Scoop.it
I am often trying to learn about leadership as I am preparing for the next level of my company. That means hiring employees rather than hiring the services of freelancers.
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Eight reasons why introverts are great leaders

Eight reasons why introverts are great leaders | Social Introverts | Scoop.it
Business news, business advice and information for Australian SMEs
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Introvert Personality: Strengths of Being an Introvert | Reader's Digest

Introvert Personality: Strengths of Being an Introvert | Reader's Digest | Social Introverts | Scoop.it
Being an introvert or having an introvert personality can give you certain advantages in work and relationships.
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5 Things Introverts Wish Job Interviewers Knew

5 Things Introverts Wish Job Interviewers Knew | Social Introverts | Scoop.it
Have you ever felt like the job interview is institutionalized discrimination against introverts?
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Social Scientists Find That Introverts See The World More Accurately Than Extroverts

Social Scientists Find That Introverts See The World More Accurately Than Extroverts | Social Introverts | Scoop.it
Learn the scientific reasons why introverts perceive their social world more accurately than extroverts do.
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4 Steps All Introverts Should Take to Boost Their Creativity (and Let Their Genius Shine!)

4 Steps All Introverts Should Take to Boost Their Creativity (and Let Their Genius Shine!) | Social Introverts | Scoop.it
Read our career advice article, 4 Steps All Introverts Should Take to Boost Their Creativity (and Let Their Genius Shine!)
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Is employee engagement the same for introverts as it is for extroverts?

Is employee engagement the same for introverts as it is for extroverts? | Social Introverts | Scoop.it
RT @HRZone: Do we reward the behaviour of extroversion? https://t.co/hPH9ed5F8q #management #HR #leadership https://t.co/dbRpbxci7d
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6 Superpowers Introverts Have | Care2 Healthy Living

6 Superpowers Introverts Have | Care2 Healthy Living | Social Introverts | Scoop.it
Introversion comes with some major perks in relationships, at work, and health.
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