Maintaining Work Balance – Hiring Extroverts & Introverts.
If you ask any introvert, they’d tell you how much of a pain in the ass extroverts can be. Actually, everyone at some point becomes a pain in the ass as far as an introvert is concerned. Just as the popular introvert anthem goes;
But Do So In Your Separate Homes!
Introverts can be so thrilled about visiting a new place but once they do, they usually want to go home right after.
Ok, fine. I’m not about to make this blog post all about introverts again, so I’d just mention some popular extroverts, just as I did in the Introverted blog post.
George W. Bush
Catherine The Great
Leonardo Da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr
I’m not particularly sure about the population of extroverts in the world, compared to introverts, but I’m almost certain we have more extroverts crawling on the earth surface. Truth is, whether you’re looking to hire extroverts or not, they’d always be in your face.
Although they can sometimes be a handful, they also come in handy in most cases.
Extroverts are Fantastic Networkers
While introverts might find it easy to form deep, meaningful relationships, the willingness to do so is usually absent. Extroverts, on the other hand, are always willing to join the conversation – the more meaningful relationships you have, the better for your business.
Introverts might find it hard to thrive on a marketing job and during a negotiation process.
They’re Confident and They Show It
This sounds to me like that 2011 single, released by LMFAO, “I’m sexy and I know it!”
There’s nothing more attractive than confidence and the right amount of it can turn around a dead business in no time.
They Can Boldly Deal With a Crowd
This is their bloom point. Every extrovert will mostly want to be among people, they like the attention and don’t mind getting it all the time. They can be great with meetings and conferences, speaking out would be the least of their problems.
Both personalities have unique qualities and a blend can create an awesome team.
Extroverts are Risk-Takers
Business will always be risky and as much as you need an introverted employee who likes to weigh his decisions, the extroverted go-getter is also required. A calculated risk can never go wrong, but sometimes you don’t have enough time to think it through.
No matter the outcome of the decision taken, the lesson learned will always be good for business.
Extroverts Adapt Really Fast
Surprisingly, surprises don’t scare extroverts. As long as people, places, and activities are involved, extroverts are ready to take up that sudden occurrence in the organization and make the most out of it.
They Love Being On a Team
As long as they get to bring up a great idea and get applauded by almost everyone while doing so, extroverts will join as many teams as possible. The thirst for recognition will always push them to put their best skills to work.
They Make Great Managers
A manager will always be the popular one, this is just what any extrovert will appreciate. They like to be everywhere and do everything. With their “show-off” personality, they will definitely do the work.
One of the best things you can do to enhance the success of your business is to hire both introverts and extroverts. I did mention this in the Introverted blog post, but for the sake of reiteration, I just had to remind you.
Whether you’re hiring an introvert or an extrovert, make sure you consider the whole package – their personalities and the nature of the role you’re offering. Based on your requirements, an interviewee may be perfect (or not), but you should not reject (or hired on-the-spot) based on their personality type alone.
A blend of both personalities will produce a great team, which translates to business success.