The Blessings of Introversion and Extroversion

Having a true understanding of Introversion and Extroversion is one of the easiest ways to appreciate why people do what they do. There are so many misconceptions about what makes an Introvert tick; “They’re antisocial,” or, They don’t have friends.” The same could be said for Extroverts; “They never need down time” or “They always enjoy small talk.” What happens when we believe these stereotypes? We tend to think the grass is greener but is it? 

Being an introvert does not mean you are not social.

With so many misconceptions and mixed messages floating around in our society, we wanted to take a moment to set the record straight. Talking about Introverts v. Extroverts is one of our favorite subjects because it informs so much of our personalities. Where you fall on the spectrum can make certain aspects of business a breeze. For example, you tend to find the Extroverts quickly at a networking event! It can also be a little daunting, like when an Introvert believes they won’t be successful in networking. 

It’s time to stop assigning a higher value to one of these traits over the other. Today, we are here to celebrate the blessings of both Extroverts and Introverts. Perhaps this will give you and your Biz Bestie something to chat about!

Show Highlights:

  • We define Introversion and Extroversion by how you are energized in social interactions.
  • Introversion and Extroversion is not an either/or system, it’s a spectrum. 
  • How each side of the spectrum uses their time and practices self-care. 
  • Different seasons can shape how much ‘down time’ you need, regardless of where you fall on the spectrum. 
  • Conflict in relationships can arise from differences in Introversion and Extroversion, but it does not have to be a deal breaker. 
  • We discuss the blessings of Introversion: deep relationships, connectedness, and observation skills. 
  • …And then we discuss the blessings of Extroversion: the ability to build a large network, engaging, and inclusive. 
  • There is value in your Biz Bestie being similar to you, but it is definitely not necessary.