It is crucial to tap into the different personality traits in your workplace to cultivate a supportive, inclusive atmosphere. There are extensive studies in personality psychology examining the dynamic ways we think, feel and behave. For simplicity, this article will focus on the following personality traits: extrovert, ambivert and introvert. However, be aware that personality traits lie on a spectrum and will likely evolve throughout one’s lifetime.
Here are common traits associated with extroverts, introverts and ambiverts:
You may find that you exhibit some of both introvert and extrovert qualities. That means you’re most likely an ambivert. Data indicates that ambiverts are more common than introverts or extroverts. Adam Grant, an organizational psychologist, stated in a Wall Street Journal interview that he estimates ambiverts comprise between one half to two-thirds of the population.
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