While introversion is mostly linked to negative character at work, introverts may be beneficial at the workplace. Some benefits include;

Introverts can be more sensitive to others’ needs

Introverts are mostly empathetic; a trait mostly undervalued in the workplace. I do not suggest that extroverts are the opposite, but it tends to lean more on introverts. They can show more concern to other people’s needs, including colleagues. They are an asset, especially in problem solving because of possibly seeing things from other people’s perspectives. This way, they can nurture a proper work environment that makes everybody have a sense of belonging to the company, more so when in leadership positon.

Introverts promote a healthy work/life balance

Introverts feel drained when forced to interact for extended periods. That is why they will likely create time to rest when out of duty because it is helpful in recovery after heavy workloads. This way, they can re-energize and become more productive at work, making them better employees at the workplace.

How to thrive

Make prior reparations

If you are an introvert and want to look spontaneous, I recommend making notes beforehand. It gives more comfort and confidence to pour out points during meetings. For example, make bullet points of;

  • What is significant in what you want to pass.
  • The proposed actions towards what you are pushing for.
  • Why you think that opinion matters, and its implications.

Be outstanding on duties that favor your strengths

I always tell my clients to avoid forcing what they cannot do always. For example, constantly acting in extraverted ways to fit. Why not seek things that naturally go with your introverted abilities? For instance, become more analytical and help solve issues at work. You can also utilize your listening and observant skills, and receive ideas from employees, which may be beneficial to the job.

Ieva Kubiliute

Ieva Kubiliute is a psychologist and a sex and relationships advisor and a freelance writer. She's also a consultant to several health and wellness brands. While Ieva specialises in covering wellness topics ranging from fitness and nutrition, to mental wellbeing, sex and relationships and health conditions, she has written across a diverse range of lifestyle topics, including beauty and travel. Career highlights so far include: luxury spa-hopping in Spain and joining an £18k-a-year London gym. Someone’s got to do it! When she’s not typing away at her desk—or interviewing experts and case studies, Ieva winds down with yoga, a good movie and great skincare (affordable of course, there’s little she doesn’t know about budget beauty). Things that bring her endless joy: digital detoxes, oat milk lattes and long country walks (and sometimes jogs).

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