Hi everyone! On last week’s post i talked about the social acceptance of introversion and extroversion and how introverts and extroverts are overlooked in society. This week i will be sharing with you the qualities of a leader in relation to introversion and extroversion.
What qualities do leaders possess?
According to Forbes Magazine, a good leader should learn to emphasize certain characteristics to others around them. (1) Generally speaking confidence is usually a quality that most leaders possess, the confidence to take initiative wholeheartedly without being put down by failure. ( 1,2) Confidence is a trait that can be viewed in introverts and extroverts but it’s more likely that you’ll see confidence in an extrovert. (1,2) A great leader is usually very inspired and also makes it their mission to inspire others with their core values being at the centre, inspiration is a trait that more often is present in introverts because of their dedication. (1, 2, 3) Leaders need to be good communicators in order to succeed, it’s important to think first and talk later to communicate more effectively. (1,2) Communication is a characteristic that belongs to more of the introverted personality. (3) Leaders need to be creative to solve problems and to generate new ideas. (1,4) Introverts are known for being more creative individuals according to psychology today but their is also a large number of very creative extroverts. (4)
Other leadership qualities that can belong to introverts and extroverts (and also ambiverts):
That concludes my third round of research! I’d love to hear everyones thoughts and suggestions in the comment section below. Excited to share my next round of research with you all!