Excellent ideas for those who supervise introverts – and the companies that want to get the most of their workforce. Share this:TumblrTwitterPinterestFacebookPrintPocketEmailRedditLike this:Like Loading... Related 9 Ways to Beat the Mid-week Blahs … or How to Put a Smile or Straight-Jacket in Your Future :) Exhaustion Categories: INTJ and INTP 7 replies › Squeakers (@LingstiGator) December 18, 2013 • 10:25 This is dead on accurate. I just recently quit a job where our boss was an extrovert attempting to manage two introverts. They would put both of us on the spot, oftentimes very vocally and openly criticizing my co-worker with both myself and another person in the same room/office space. Our floor plans were completely open, which made it even more uncomfortable. They liked to play loud music constantly, resulting in both of us introverts hiding behind our desks with earplugs in and “zoning” out. If they were gone for the day we suddenly would start talking to each other for the entire day and get a lot of work done…..(ironically!). I feel introverts need space, but also a chance to talk in an environment where they won’t be criticized openly. Reply ↓ lindalitebeing November 9, 2013 • 11:39 oh so true Anne, thanks for sharing! Open offices and being put on the spot in meetings, oh nooooo .. Diversity is not just gender or ethnicity, it is also learning style and personality type. Reply ↓ annesquared November 11, 2013 • 00:32 I completely agree, Linda. If only businesses would educate and rate their managers on how well they deal with people. I found great value in the Leadership Class learning to use the MBTI characteristics. Thanks for chiming in… Reply ↓ suzansays November 8, 2013 • 20:22 Ah…I like this! Sheds light on self…maybe I’m not so weird after all. LOL Reply ↓ annesquared November 11, 2013 • 00:29 Not weird at all! 🙂 Reply ↓ Carrie Rubin November 7, 2013 • 10:27 Great article! I had to share it on Twitter. Thanks for directing us to it. Reply ↓ annesquared November 7, 2013 • 17:36 Thanks, Carrie! I hope someday all companies will take this into consideration – I know increased productivity from an employee, by making them more comfortable is a “wild and crazy” concept. 😉 Reply ↓ Thoughts, ideas, questions? - Love to know what is on your mind! Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.