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10 differences between introverts and extroverts at work

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The differences between introverts and extroverts seem to be exaggerated in the workplace. While each has their own strengths and weaknesses, it’s clear that introverts and extroverts communicate very differently. Whether you’re super outgoing and forthright or shy and reserved, here are 10 ways introverts and extroverts differ at work.

1 Introverts fear office birthday shenanigans

While extroverts enjoy the annual office birthday cake, introverts would prefer if no one sang Happy Birthday. Ever.

Business people celebrating birthday in office

2 Extroverts love noise and energy

When it’s time to get to work, introverts love a quiet and stress-free atmosphere, while extroverts want to turn on the radio.

Excited male employee wearing headset dancing at workplace

3 Introverts will avoid answering the phone at all costs

Email is the preferred method of contact for introverts everywhere, thanks.

Looking at phone at the office

4 Extroverts love open plan offices

While introverts would prefer to have an office to hide, I mean work, in, extroverts love having an audience for their stories.

Female work colleagues chatting over coffee in the office

5 Introverts aren’t big fans of small talk

Small talk with co-workers is where an extrovert can really shine. Introverts, on the other hand, live in fear of having nothing to say.

Two cheerful young people holding coffee cups and talking while standing in office

6 Extroverts get distracted easily

Introverts are often able to concentrate for long periods of time, while extroverts tend to get distracted and love to keep moving.

Happy executives playing table football in office

7 Introverts are surprisingly good public speakers

It may seem out-of-character, but introverts often do well speaking in front of large groups, as long as they’ve been given plenty of time to prepare.

Presentation by business people in office

8 Extroverts tend to be oversharers

They may not realise it, but most people know a lot about the lives of the extroverts in the office, due to their tendency to overshare.

Young woman talking loudly

9 Introverts love one on one hangs

Small group chats are where it’s at for introverts, while extroverts take a shine to big office parties.

Two women meeting in office

10 Extroverts don’t like silence

Sometimes extroverts don’t have much to say, but they would rather talk than endure awkward silence.  

Coworkers having a coffee break

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