Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Introverts vs. Extroverts at GPST day release...

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The world is full of noise and those that are the loudest are the ones we tend to follow but what about the quiet ones? Author Susan Cain shines a spotlight on ...

To start GPST Day Release today we watched the animated video clip based on Susan Cain's TED talk on introversion.

She argues that modern society often undervalues the introvert and favours the extrovert especially in teams and small groups.

There were several heads nodding in agreement today but also a healthy debate with those who considered themselves more extrovert.

Rather than considering these as conflicting traits, there was the feeling that the distinction lies in where you draw your energy from.

Introverts tend to require privacy to think and reflect whereas extroverts prefer connecting with people and doing their thinking aloud.

Managing these traits in groupwork can be challenging but rewarding for all  when successful.

We'll keep this conversation going over the coming weeks.