Everyday we deal with diverse group of people whether it is home, classroom, office or any other social gathering. Treating people fairly is always NOT treating them the same…..
Introverts tend to recharge by spending time alone. They lose energy from being around people for long periods of time, particularly large crowds.
Extroverts, on the other hand, gain energy from other people. Extroverts actually find their energy is sapped when they spend too much time alone. They recharge by being social.
Some things to consider when working with someone with introvert tendencies:
- Respect their need and desires for privacy.
- Never embarrass them in a public setting (some people are embarrassed with public praise).
- When presenting them with new situations let them observe first.
- Give them time to think, and don’t demand instant answers.
- Try not to interrupt them.
- Give then advance notice of expected changes.
- Give them a 15 minute warning to finish whatever they’re working on.
- Reprimand them privately.
- Teach them new skills privately.
- Don’t push them to make lots of friends.
- Respect their introversion and don’t try to remake them into extroverts.
Some things to consider when working with people who have extroverted tendencies:
- Respect their independence.
- Compliment them in the company of others.
- Accept and encourage their enthusiasm.
- Allow them to explore and talk things out.
- Thoughtfully surprise them.
- Understand when they are busy.
- Let them dive right in.
- Offer them options.
- Make physical and verbal gestures.
- Let them shine!