Introverts at Work : 15 Things Introverts Don’t Do That Makes Them Excel

Introverts at Work: 15 Things Introverts Don’t
Do That Makes Them Excel Introverts are everywhere (one out of every
two or three people you know). And they are like icebergs. What you see on the surface
is only a small percentage of their entire selves. It’s just that they don’t usually
help people to see the rest of them or the strengths they bring to the work environment. If you work with an introverted person, you’re
going to have to look for the substance underneath to fully appreciate introverts have incredibly
valuable input at work. Keep in mind that introversion seems to increase with intelligence
so that more than 75% of people with an IQ above 160 are introverted. In this video, I’m going to show you 15 things
introverts don’t do at work that makes them excel. But before we start, make sure to like
this video and subscribe our channel so you won’t miss any interesting updates in the
future guys! Also, don’t forget to check link on the description below to see our interesting
offer that might be useful for you. So, here are fifteen things introverts don’t
do at work that gives them a marked edge to excel in the workplace. 1. They don’t speak before they think. While most extroverts will interrupt you when
you are trying to say something because they can’t wait for their turn to speak, introverts
will take their time before opening their mouth, quietly listening and reflecting in
their head instead of thinking out loud. Joe McHugh, vice president of executive services
for the Edina, Minnesota, office of Right Management Consultants explains: “Colleagues
and bosses need to realize that introverts often don’t know what they think immediately,
and that they need time to think things through before coming to a conclusion.” It’s critical,
Joe stresses, that you “circle back to introverts after they’ve had some time to consider
things.” 2. They don’t encourage endless small talk. This is especially true when it comes to engaging
with a raging extrovert because, let’s be honest, office small talk is a drain. It will
put any introvert out of her element. Unlike extroverts who are energized by such interactions,
introverts are exhausted and or bored by them. Introverts prefer much deeper conversations,
ideally about philosophical ideas. Sophia Dembling, author of The Introvert’s
Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World, explains that it ultimately comes down to
how a person receives (or doesn’t receive) energy from his or her surroundings. 3. They don’t crave attention or the limelight. The thing with introverts is that popularity
contests aren’t their thing. They do their best work on their own and don’t really
like attention. This is in stark contrast with what extroverts generally like. Extroverts
tend to engage in boisterous, attention-seeking behaviors and demonstrate great enthusiasm
and assertiveness in a bid to gain external recognition and or reward. It’s no wonder introverts are often overlooked
for leadership roles, even though they make the most thoughtful leaders when selected. 4. They don’t sit all day at their desk,
cursing the world and shunning daylight. Just because introverts like to be alone and
don’t like small talk or being in the limelight doesn’t mean they are disheveled, anti-social
misfits or loners. They don’t sit all day at their desk cursing the world and shunning
daylight. Introverts sit quietly incubating new ideas and executing plans for success. They create brilliant works of art, launch
start-ups, and lead major corporations. They are happy to bring you along with them, just
as long as you don’t insist on introducing a noisy crowd into their world. 5. They don’t patronize those they lead
or supervise. The reason introverts do so well in leadership
positions is because they thrive by listening carefully, even to suggestions from below.
It is second nature for introverted bosses to listen, appreciate and validate great ideas,
and highly unlikely for them to treat those they lead condescendingly. Take Doug Conant,
an introvert and former CEO of Campbell’s Soup, for example. Doug has been celebrated
for writing more than 30,000 personalized thank you notes to his employees. It’s hard
to imagine an extrovert doing that. 6. They generally don’t evoke negative emotions
in others. Studies suggest that extroverts feel more
positive emotions than introverts due in part to the former’s larger networks. However,
it turns out, extroverts don’t always cause other people to feel those same positive emotions.
In fact, studies of work groups show that extroverts actually have slightly more difficult
relationships with teammates and elicit more negative emotions in others compared to introverts.
Many extroverts, consequently, often start out with higher status but lose it over time. 7. They don’t mind networking as extroverts
when necessary. Many introverts are friendly and sociable.
They are just as comfortable networking as extroverts because their low-key demeanor
is far removed from being shy. As author Susan Cain reiterated in her 2012 TED Talk titled
The Power of Introverts, “Shyness is about fear of social judgment. Introversion is more
about how do you respond to stimulation, including social stimulation.” So there are many shy extroverts, who are
hesitant and self-conscious when dealing with new people, but love going to rock concerts.
And there are also many sociable introverts who will easily strike up a conversation with
people at parties until it’s time to retire to their quieter, more laid-back and preferred
environments. 8. They don’t stay silent on topics they’re
passionate about. The prevailing stereotype in many workplaces
is that extroverts are charismatic and not shy of speaking, while introverts are shy
and never speak up. The truth, however, is that introverts won’t speak unless they
have something important to say and or are deeply passionate about a topic. “Speaking is not an act of extroversion,”
observes Malcolm Gladwell, an introverted writer who spends a lot of time on stage.
“It has nothing to do with extroversion. It’s a performance, and many performers
are hugely introverted.” Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, Ph.D, a certified
speaking professional, concurs: “At least half of people who speak for a living are
introverted in nature,” she says. “They succeed on stage – just not in the chit-chat
afterwards.” 9. They don’t act rashly. Introverts have an attitude of observance,
reflection and caution. They don’t act rashly. Instead, they pause before action and are
characteristically sure and steady. This pause, often mistaken for hesitation,
gives them time to study and analyze situations so that the actions taken make the most sense
in the long run. In contrast, extroverts tend to be more spontaneous and respond immediately,
adapting as necessary after engagement. Acting in haste is not necessarily bad, but it is
often dangerous. 10. They don’t support superficial office
politics and gossip. There are a many shallow people in our workplaces.
These people knowingly or unknowingly prefer to keep things light and superficial. If you
are not careful, you can easily get swept away by their endless chitchat, politics and
gossip. Fortunately for introverts, they naturally
don’t enjoy small talk or empty chitchat that has no real substance, and that doesn’t
go beyond the surface. Introverts just won’t give gossip the time of day, and discussing
other people’s business with everyone truly isn’t in their DNA. 11. They don’t feel bored working long hours. Introverts have an impressive ability to focus
deeply on one activity. They actually enjoy (and thrive) working long hours by themselves
in environments that are quiet and peaceful. By contrast, extroverts dread being alone
for extended periods of time and easily get bored doing one thing for too long. That being
said, introverts are distracted and sometimes overwhelmed by crowds in loud, open office
spaces. 12. They don’t mind taking on solo projects. While extroverts love working in groups or
teams and dread solo projects, introverts work well on one-to-one relationships and
are naturally drawn to more creative, detail-oriented solo careers that allows them to “dive in”
with few interruptions. The latter’s ability to focus deeply on
a subject and work long hours by themselves make them perfectly suited for certain professions,
such as researchers, behind-the-scenes tech workers, in-the-field natural scientists and
writers. 13. They don’t appreciate interruptions
when working. Introverts don’t like being interrupted
until work is finished because it causes them to abandon focus or thought on the current
project. Besides, most interruption by friends requires a certain level of small talk that
introverts avoid. Introverts will actually screen phone calls
and let calls go to voicemail so they can return them later when they have the time
and energy to dedicate to the conversation. On the other hand, many extroverts secretly
enjoy being interrupted occasionally by colleagues and friends after working on one thing for
an extended period of time because it breaks the silence and dispels boredom. 14. They don’t miss deadlines easily. Tim Backes, career adviser at,
reveals that most introverts don’t need supervision. That’s because they are good at processing
information and planning ahead. “As long as goals and deadlines are understood, there’s
no need to hover over their shoulders and micromanage,” he says. “You’ll get the
most out of an introverted employee by giving them clear expectations and a lot of space.” 15. They don’t hate people or colleagues. Just because introverts are self-reflective
and dislike being interrupted at work doesn’t mean they hate people. Far from it; they just tend to do their best
work on their own, prefer a few good friends over many acquaintances, and need to be given
air time as they typically will not demand it. Once you give them that and understand they
are more reserved, you can establish a deep and fulfilling personal and professional relationship
with them. And you want to be friends with introverts because, in a word, they are hard-wired
for excellence in whatever field of specialty they choose at work. Well, that’s the fifteen things introverts
don’t do at work. Really cool information isn’t it? Leave us a comment down below and
let us know what your thought of this video. Don’t forget to give us account subs and watch
other amazing videos on our channel. Thanks for watching!

71 thoughts on “Introverts at Work : 15 Things Introverts Don’t Do That Makes Them Excel

  1. We're you studying me? You did a great job! This is who I am but I never knew the diagnosis. I don't need to have all the other things people need to be happy. This was amazing! Lol, wow

  2. Missing your BTS channel and reading all the comments there.
    Is there any chance you can get the same channel back?!^^

  3. How do you guys deal with socializing at work? Most of the time I work "alone", which I like. But everyday I have to go to lunch with my collegues as well as breakfast every friday. Besides that we have social events every other month (in our so-called freetime) plus a yearly travel, which is scheduled in a way so that I am never able to be alone. I dread it – both before, during and after! I feel pressure from my boss because he wants me to socialize, but that only makes it worse. There must be someone out there who has had the same issues as me? How did/do you deal with it? 😒

  4. Very good information. I seem to have many of there traits. Now I know why I like eating alone

  5. This is actually dead on. Im really impressed by how accurate this video is. Glad someone made this on who we teally are.

  6. you NAILED IT! THANK YOU! Its nice to know that I AM NOT alone in this world. Im in my state of recovery from the narcissist I was in love with for 5 years and i still love him but at a far distance.

  7. I'm not alone when I'm with me, I call us us, I call us we.
    And me & me can not agree if you and I are two or three ?

  8. Its like u made this video after studying and having a close observation about me. I love it.

  9. When pissed off I get a hell of a temper on me!!! Usually tho it takes a lot to get me to that point, it just builds and builds and then boom the volcano effect!!!!

  10. Are you an introvert? See the 21 Introvert traits that most people find it weird,

  11. I like to work in quiet settings, alone, but after some time I need crawd and meetings to re-fuel my enthusiasm. I tend to pay attention to details, if left alone, I am missing to treat some tasks in light superficial maner, sometimes handy to move on. It is true that the creative part is when working alone, but after gathering energy, inspiration, elements.. while working in a team.

  12. Tfw when you're the one smart introverted one in the group, so you give everyone the answers, but then they expect you to present the entire project as well.

  13. in Malaysia introverts are like alien, people got so weirded out by me for not talking hahaha I always feels out of place it's just unfortunate that people aren't well informed abt introvert trait. there's lack of diversity mostly. whenever there's a quiet people they assumed that maybe they are shy and got freaked out to learn that wasn't the at all

  14. I thought I came from another planet 'cause am so different from my family and peers…now I know.

  15. Omg this explains so much. I can go to a restaurant. Coffee place. Shop . Movie by myself and i feel great i go because i want to. But i don't feel like a loner while some people can't go out without being outside in a group

  16. …@ the fact this video knows more about me then most of the people in my life lol interesting indeed

  17. As a introvert, I'm BACK TO HELP CHARITY, AS I kinda, KILL the WORK given TO MOI!!!

  18. WOW!! So nice to see a video that is correct about introverts! The only one so far and I've read/listened to a lot of them!! Hit the nail on the head!!! Many thanks!! 😊🎈

  19. all these signs are of autism spectrum disorder lolololol i am saying na that people who are introverts are nothing but people with neurodevelopment disorders

  20. I never click on like until I have heard the whole thing how else would I know if I did?

  21. I don't know if these are cool info, people hate me at work for doing things solo. My manager don't mind.

  22. May the extroverts are kings. But the introverts are definitely the king makers!!

  23. 1.yes
    4.yes,but I do curse a lot lol…
    5.yes,nice dude here…
    7.yes,when I feel it necessary.
    8.hell yes.
    9.yes,Im always planing everything.
    10.yes, I hate that.
    11.yes,I could be doing work hours without getting bored,I do get tired…
    15.yes,I dont hate anyone.
    It does describes me well but sadly I dont have a job😁

  24. I love living alone. Do not understand the concept of lonliness. What is that? They must need a better internet connection.

  25. I liked working alone in the office and hated the noise of chatter when I was trying to audio type.

  26. There was only 1 solicitor I did not like, and about 6 other staff members hated him too.

  27. I am an introvert in every characteristic of the definition….however, people call me standoffish.

  28. I cannot finish this video due to the weird computer voice used on it. Can't even get to the first one. Geez. Ok, I was wrong. Got to #1 reading the comments.

  29. Introvert here, small talk is incredibly boring! I can barely stand it😩

  30. Yes, we are not attention-seekers and shun the spotlight. Spot on the rest.

  31. I hated the accountant interrupting me when I tried to do some typing before the phones started buzzing.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *