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In this episode Joel and Antonia talk about the introvert advantage in a world that is becoming more and more extraverted.

In this podcast on the introvert advantage you’ll find:

  • Introversion gets a lot of misunderstanding. People in general have a lot of confusion about introversion and extraversion.
  • Do introverts have a disadvantage in this world? Do they have issues that are very unique to them?
  • There are a lot of great performers that are introverts who can perform and speak very well.
  • In business, life and social circles, people are expected to be extroverts. Public speaking, for example, is a challenge for some people.
  • Introverts need time to be alone in order to recover their energy while extraverts get their energy by being in the environment and interacting with people.
  • Energy is being managed differently by introverts and extraverts.
  • Introverts – Inner world is the real world. When the outer world isn’t mirroring their inner world experience, they reconcile both worlds which takes too much energy.
  • Extraverts – Outer world is the real world. Spending too much time alone drains their energy. In order to understand what’s really going on, they have to go outside of themselves.
  • The outer world doesn’t specifically have to be people.
  • When you understand people at a profound level, you can see and understand where they are coming from.
  • Introverts have a great advantage to grow than extraverts.
  • If you are an introvert, developing your extraverted process is the path to growth.
  • Extraverts may find it more comfortable to live in an over communicated world, but it’s not helping them to develop their introverted process.
  • Introverts need time to think and consider what they have to say.
  • Every single personality type has a breakdown of 8 mental processes. 2 of these processes are the preferred way of navigating the world which balances human beings.
  • Not all kinds extraversion is equal for all personality types. It helps if you know your personality type and the style of extraversion that is the growth path for your personality type.
  • One of the best thing you can do to begin your personal growth journey is to know your personality. Knowing what kind of extraversion you’re going to grow as introvert is powerful.

In this episode Joel and Antonia talk about the introvert advantage in a world that is becoming more and more extraverted. #podcast #introvert #extravert

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  • Collin
    • Collin
    • August 7, 2017 at 3:12 am

    I have always thought of myself as an introvert (I write much more eloquently than I talk, I totally concur with all comments about the Internet giving a chance for introverts to shine, as it forced more asynchronous conversation vs. real-time conversation, etc.)

    However, I have actually always enjoyed public speaking, especially when I am given the chance to prepare for the topic. In many ways, it is that “asynchronous conversation” format that introverts enjoy (having the time to think about what you will say first, rather than engaging in a real-time conversation).

    So I felt that the “introverts hate public speaking” part of the podcast did not resonate with me at all, and contributed to the feeling of being “misunderstood”.

  • Ralph Rickenbach
    • Ralph Rickenbach
    • January 22, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Hi there

    I absolutely agree with your depiction of introversion seeing their inner world as the real world and having to spend energy to reconcile the seemingly inconsistent outer world when the two are diverging.

    I am an INTP. With a more than capital N in there. I build an inner abstract representation or model and do not care whether the concrete outer world implementation fits that model. If I want to make the outer world conform to my inner representation, then through (lovingly) teaching and modelling a lifestyle.

    Would you agree that the INTP is the one personality type that does not so much care about this discrepancy, whereas the INTJ is more inclined to reconcile the two by even proving that he/she is right?

  • Sarah Turco
    • Sarah Turco
    • December 17, 2015 at 9:28 am

    At the beginning of the podcast you were talking about how we live in a performance based society and culture, and that social media and the internet pose somewhat of a disadvantage to introverts who are expected to put themselves out there through these mediums. I think the internet and social media actually create a very safe, comfortable place for introverts to express themselves. As introvert, I am more comfortable writing than speaking, so I can write eloquently (without a time limit) about anything I want through Facebook and Tumblr. I can also share my drawings on social media if I so chose. I can decide to put exclusively my best work out there for the world to see. I can record myself playing a piece of music on the piano and do as many takes as I need for it to be perfect. Then I can post it on YouTube. The possibilities are endless. This is probably my Ne (exploration) talking (I’m an INFP), so I guess that brings me to the conclusion of your podcast when you talked about introverts being encouraged to use their growth process (which is extroverted). Maybe the reason I’m so cool with expressing myself through the internet is because I’m using my auxiliary function. Good to know. Anyway, I suppose I just proved your point. Great podcast by the way. Very educational.

  • Charis Branson
    • Charis Branson
    • July 14, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Thanks for the feedback Astre! Have you listened to this one yet?

  • Astre
    • Astre
    • July 14, 2015 at 2:11 am

    I am simply amazed by your podcast. INFP here :) I’ll write much more later, just wanted to drop it now!

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