Stepping into the workplace means that you will, one way or another, step into a world where different types of people thrive. This, of course, means that you have to be able to thrive in an environment that might or might not fully cater to your personality type. Though workplaces are generally geared towards extroverted employees, according to Forbes, there are still places where an extrovert could find him or herself in the middle of a workplace full of introverts.
In cases such as these, remember to keep these things in mind.
Morning times are key.
Extroverts love starting their days with a burst of energetic conversation. Introverts, on the other hand, would probably prefer to just be left alone. If you are dealing with introverts, make sure you respect their morning "alone time." Just say a simple greeting and leave them be. Eventually, they'll loosen up and be ready for more extended chats, reports Hello Giggles.
Respect concentration time
There could be some moments when introverts seem to fully sink into their own worlds. When you see this, don't panic. Chances are, they are probably concentrating on a task that requires their full attention. Be respectful of their space and be very open to their quirks as well. (We all have them!)
It's never always about you.
Extroverts are typically driven by emotions, so there are times an extrovert could end up feeling unwanted or disliked, especially in a workplace where most employees simply keep to their own. One thing to remember here is to not read too much into the actions of our workmates. As introverts, they might act a little distant at times. If you feel like they have a problem with you, remember: it's just a feeling.
Everyone is a unique person, and being an introvert or an extrovert is not the Be-all and End-all of a person. Remember that no two people are completely the same, even if they are classified as introverts or extroverts. Both share a lot of habits and quirks, but beneath that surface lies a unique person.
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