1. Social Skills: Seven Things Everyone Should Know
  2. The 30 most important things about effective communication everyone must know
  3. Nine Things You Should Know About Interpersonal Skills
  4. How To Overcome Your Shyness, The Ultimate Guide
  5. A Simple Guide To Introverts
  6. How You Can Overcome Social Anxiety
  7. 25+ Effective Networking Tactics To Improve Your Networking Skills
  8. How To Master The Basic Meet And Greet
  9. Master The Power Pose In Two Minutes
  10. The 20 All-Time Best Pieces Of Relationship Advice Ever
  11. How To Build Great Professional Relationships
  12. 30+ Techniques About Killing It With Public Speaking
  13. How To Give Impromptu Speeches
  14. How To Be A Smart/Witty Talker
  15. How To Speak And Influence People Like Barack Obama
  16. The 20 Best Tips For Speaking Better
  17. 100+ Useful Techniques For Great Small Talk
  18. Question Skills: How We Can Be Great At Asking Questions
  19. How To Give Feedback
  20. Active Listening Skills (How To Be A Great Listener)
  21. Presentation Skills: How To Give Great Presentations
  22. Rhetoric: Using Language Better To Communicate Effectively And Persuasively
  23. How To Be Assertive
  24. A Simple Guide To Understanding Body Language
  25. 15+ Tricks That Will Help You Catch People Lying
  26. 11 Really Useful NLP Techniques
  27. A Simple Guide To Emotional Intelligence
  28. Empathy
  29. How To Be Charismatic
  30. How To Develop Presence
  31. How To Be Charming, Likeable, And Interesting
  32. Personality Development: How You Can Improve Your Personality
  33. 20+ Tips On Handling Difficult People
  34. How To Run And Participate In Effective Meetings
  35. Teamwork Skills: How To Work In A Team Effectively
  36. How To Make (And Refute) Arguments
  37. How To Win An Argument
  38. How To Criticize
  39. Seven Simple Ways To Give Praise
  40. How To Complain
  41. Culture Smarts: Taking In Cultural Cues From Across The World
  42. How To (Really) Control Your Emotions
  43. Basics Of Phone Etiquette
  44. A Simple Guide To Non-Verbal Communication

A Simple Guide To Introverts




1. Many extroverted people may be actually introverted.

Dr. Laurie Helgoe, author of the book 'Introvert Power' says '57% of Americans identify themselves as introverts, most of them pretend to be extroverts because the culture in the United States frowns on introverts.'

 

2. Introverted people are great achievers too.

Sadly, in our culture, extroverted behavior is rewarded, and introversion is viewed as some kind of deficiency.

 

But authors like Susan Cain and Dr. Laurie Helgoe have successfully broken the 'unsuccessful introvert' myth.

 

Dr. Helgoe says,'(Introverted people) are passionate observers, and for (them), solitude is rich and generative.'

 

3. Think of all that goes on in the playground of solitude: daydreaming, reading, composing, meditating - and just being, writing, calculating, fantasizing, thinking, praying, theorizing, imagining, drawing/painting/sculpting, inventing, researching, reflecting.

 

4. The only thing you need to know about personality types: Identifying a personality is an exercise in generalization, even if all the theories (Big five or what not) are considered.

 

Even the psychologists agree, understanding personalities helps in knowing about what motivates a person, but it is not a perfect solution. There are always other factors at play that motivate how we act and behave - e.g. Maslow's hierarchy of needs.

 

5. Extroversion and introversion are not about being outgoing or shy (Android or iOS): That is just marketing speak to sell personality tests. The secret is in how our brains function, but science hasn't fully figured it out yet what makes as an extrovert or an introvert.

 

The closest they have got in explaining extroversion and introversion is the difference in where we get our energy from: Extroverts seem to get their energy from social interactions (they feel validated and alive), while introverts feel drained by social interactions (they need to be alone to 'recharge').

 

(Source: io9.com)

 

6. There may also be various kinds of introversion: A preliminary research paper (Source: New York Magazine) says that the introversion we talk about is social introversion (like being in, or interacting with very small groups).

 

There are other kinds of introverts like thinking introverts (who are lost in their world), anxious introverts (the shy and awkward kind), and the restrained introvert (take time to think and come at a decision).

 

7. Caring for introverts: Respect their need for private/small-circle interactions (private reprimands, private coaching, private praise); respect their working style (introverts are very successful people too, just let them work at their pace, in their kind of quiet workplace), and let them know in advance of any changes etc.

 

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