Managing Extroverts

Harnessing the Energy of Your "People People"

Managing Extroverts - Harnessing the Energy of Your "People People"

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Steve Jobs, Boris Yeltsin, and Winston Churchill – these people were all larger-than-life figures who changed the world they lived in. They are all considered to have been extroverts.

People like this are typically outgoing, and they enjoy being around people. They're also more likely than average to be driven and competitive, and they're more likely to take risks. It can take finesse and strong leadership to harness their strengths – and to manage their weaknesses.

In this article, we'll look at what extroversion is, and we'll explore strategies that you can use to get the best from the extroverts on your team.

What is Extroversion and Introversion?

Noted psychiatrist Carl Jung first popularized the terms "extroversion" (also spelled "extraversion") and "introversion" in the early 20th century.

These two words originally referred to people's personality traits, but it's often easier to think about them in terms of how people "draw energy" from their surroundings....

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