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Who are you Part 2: Extraversion and Intraversion
Extraversion and Introversion are the first two psychological preferences. Where do you focus your energies and place your focus? Do you prefer to spend your time with people and objects in the outside world (Extraversion) or with thoughts and pictures in your inner world (Introversion)?
The phrases extraversion and introversion. G. Jung explains how people focus their energy through various attitudes. In psychology, these phrases have a different meaning than they do in normal conversation.
We all have an extravert and an introvert personality type. Introversion is not to be confused with shyness or reclusiveness. They have nothing in common.
E – Extraversion
You’re probably an extrovert if you’re stimulated by being among people and social settings. When creating objectives, you should also consider the following factors.
- Extroverts go about making goals in the same way they go about everything else: by talking about it. Extroverts’ goal-setting is frequently done in a group context. Because you have to think out loud, our introverted “I” counterparts sometimes become a little agitated. You may ask the help of an accountability partner, coach, mentor, or a buddy or two to have this chat with you if you know this about yourself. (I’m a “E,” so I speak from personal experience here!)
- It’s very crucial to write down your goals if you’re a “E.” If your executive or boss is an introvert, this will be really beneficial since it allows him or her to contemplate and assimilate the information before discussing it with you.
- Make sure to put your listening skills to the test. This will also assist people around you in providing constructive input during the goal-setting process
I – Intraversion
Follow these strategies during your goal-setting process if you are energized by calm circumstances and quiet time to ponder and contemplate.
- The goal-setting process for introverts is more contemplative than for extroverts. To get to the greatest things, you’ll need time to think about and reflect on your goals. In your goal-setting process, allow for some silent meditation.
- I’m sure your manager knows that you need this time to think about ideas for your performance objectives, especially if you’re a “I” who works with a “E.” If you’re a “I,” just because you’ve talked about them doesn’t imply you’ve decided on them.
- Eliminate some frustration by making it clear that you’ll need to meet and finalize your goals once you’ve had that time to fully think through them.
Today, I’ve introduced two (2) personalities out of eight (8), remember – each personality has its own strengths and weakness; the same goes with your strategy in setting your goals.
If you don’t know what your personality combinations are, feel free to take this test.