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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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  • Antonia Dodge
    • Antonia Dodge
    • May 1, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    I’m confused about your objection to this podcast.

    You’re absolutely correct – I don’t know your individual circumstances or your daughter. I’m not sure why you think this podcast was making a claim to understand everyone’s unique situation. This podcast is an attempt to help Introverts understand that they’re not at a universal disadvantage in a culture that seems to prize extraversion and/or a technological space which seems to demand it of us.

    Your daughter has an advantage in that the world will encourage her out of her comfort zone. She will still have to choose to be out of that comfort zone in order to grow. Like all of us.

    Did you feel we insulted your parenting? When I said “most parents don’t put their kids in front of a microphone…” did you think I was judging you for not having done so with your child?

    There’s no judgment. It was an observation. It is true that few parents encourage their kids to speak publicly. It’s not an indictment.

    Public speaking isn’t an off/on switch. It – like almost everything – is a skill that is honed over time. I’m sure your daughter wouldn’t automatically get up in front of an audience and speak into a microphone with confidence. That’s not really something anyone does. But that doesn’t mean she couldn’t take the same baby steps everyone else proficient in public speaking has had to do.

    There’s no need to limit anyone in what they can do, either through word or action or our beliefs about them.


  • Robin
    • Robin
    • May 1, 2015 at 1:59 am

    I just listened to this b/c my daughter is an introvert. Do you think your parents forced you to “preform” and that is why you have that skill to perform and that is an advantage? There is simply no way my introvert would get up and public speak- no matter how much I want her to develop that skill and to develop that in her. I had to stop listening b/c you simply have no, no, no idea.

  • Antonia Dodge
    • Antonia Dodge
    • January 13, 2015 at 4:48 am

    Hi, Jenn. Sorry I missed this comment the first time around. One of the best books on Myers-Briggs is Lenore Thomson’s “Personality Types: An Owner’s Manual.” For the Enneagram I recommend starting with “Wisdom of the Enneagram” by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson.

    Thanks for the comment!


  • Antonia Dodge
    • Antonia Dodge
    • January 13, 2015 at 4:43 am

    Absolutely – if an individual doesn’t have permission to develop and engage their primary function you’ll see a very depressed person. A big part of our mission is to wake Intuitives up to their potential and help them get that permission. Thanks for the comment. :)


  • Joel Mark Witt
    • Joel Mark Witt
    • January 12, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    Thanks Teresa for the feedback. You have some great points about Ni and how introverts deal with something different than us Extraverts. Well put.

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