Thursday, August 21, 2014

Tips for extroverts

Things you should know about introverts, by Stephanie at playfullytacky, offers 11 behaviours and realities that define introverts.

She refers to the ability of introverts to create and maintain an "extroverted illusion" but that it's impossible to keep up all day.  Fakestrovert!


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Can an introvert be bossy?

Can an introvert be bossy? The article "Not All Good Leaders Are Bossy: Let's not forget the quiet power of introverts in our quest to boost female leaders" by Olga Khazan discusses the suggestion that girls (and I would add, women) might be dissuaded from "leaning in" for fear of being judged as being bossy.

But Khazan correctly notes that many of the characteristics of introverts -- and specifically, introverted girls -- are the opposite of what would be defined as bossy, and this shouldn't preclude them from leadership roles.