Do you know where you fall on the introvert-extrovert spectrum? Are you oriented more towards the outer world or the inner world? Do you get more energy when you are around people or by yourself?
The more preference you have towards stimulating environment the more extroverted you are and vice versa.
Whether you fall in the extrovert or introvert category (or somewhere between), it can have a significant influence on your career choice, relationships and overall lifestyle.
One type isn't "better" than the other. Each tendency can have benefits and drawbacks depending on the situation. By better understanding your personality, however, you can learn how to play to your strengths.
Who said quiet leadership is an oxymoron?
Mahatma Gandhi is one of the many quiet leaders out there. Gandhi is revered as the father of the nation by the world’s largest democracy and has been an acknowledged inspiration for many other leaders who have fought successfully for the improvement of humankind.
What is your leadership style?
The approach of quiet leaders is the antithesis of the classic charismatic leaders in that they base their success not on ego and force of character but on their thoughts and actions.
Louder isn’t necessarily better
Confidence is quiet. Confidence is a natural expression of ability, expertise, and self-regard.
Don't feel guilty or uncomfortable about your introversion. Embrace your introversion, it's your greatest gift!
If you look behind lots of great heroic leaders, you find them doing lots of quiet, patient work themselves.