Thursday, March 28, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Introverts And Extroverts Thriiving Together

The latest Thriive event hosted by the business culture specialists at Shiift last Thursday night was a huge success and took attendees on a deep dive into the personality traits of introverts and extroverts.

This informative and lively workshop showed how our differences are our strengths by explaining the underlying biology of extroverts and introverts.

While extroverts thrive in a noisier, action-orientated environment, introverts prefer smaller groups, and a calmer, quiet atmosphere.

This explains why some people prefer not to attend parties or seek refuge in a quiet corner, while others are pumped and spinning around the room fueled by the energy.

We are all different, and by learning about the two personality types, attendees were able to get an insight into how the other operates.

They were also given tools and tricks on how to create the most positive relationships with those that are opposite to themselves, bringing out the best in every situation.

While extroverts enjoy speaking and discussing their thoughts and feelings (often a little too much!), introverts prefer inner reflection and the internal world of thoughts to resolve an issue.

Knowing this, it is easy to see how many workplaces can experience conflict or sometimes miss out on the wisdom of an introvert because the extroverts are talking too much.

Within both personality types there are positive traits.

Introverts listen, observe, focus, speak thoughtfully, take in the details and lead side by side.

Meanwhile, extroverts motivate with their energy, communicate, connect, lead out in front, speak up for others, engage and entertain.

At the close of the workshop, attendees were left with one main question to contemplate.

How can you change your communication style and environments now that you understand the difference?

Caption: Kylie Forgione (extrovert) and Alita De Brincat (introvert) from Shiift. Photo credit: Rachael Smith

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