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My Experiments with Introductions
"This “retreating from all nearby centers” is not exactly the personality description of a great social hub. So why is it a great position for introduction-making? It’s the same reason Switzerland is a great place for international negotiations: neutrality and small size anchoring credibility, but with sufficient actual clout to enforce good behavior. If you are big or powerful, you have an agenda. If you are from the center of a community, you have an agenda."
introvert  psychology  behavior  personality  culture  social-psychology  weblog  community  weak-links  networking 
april 2012 by tsuomela
Extroverts, Introverts, Aspies and Codies
"Here are just a few of the ideas I’ve been mulling:

As more relationships are catalyzed online than offline, a great sorting is taking place: mixed E/I groups are separating into purer groups dominated by one type
Each trait is getting exaggerated as a result
The emphasis on collaborative creativity, creative capital and teams is disturbing the balance between E-creativity and I-creativity
Lifestyle design works out very differently for E’s and I’s
The extreme mental conditions (dubiously) associated with each type in the popular imagination, such as Asperger’s syndrome or co-dependency, are exhibiting new social phenomenology" Annotated link
introvert  psychology  behavior  personality  culture  sociology  social-psychology 
april 2012 by tsuomela
10 Myths About Introverts | :: Writer. Director. Artist.
"So here are a few common misconceptions about Introverts (not taken directly from the book, but based on my own life experience):"
introvert  psychology  behavior  personality  myths  shyness 
april 2012 by tsuomela
Analyzing Effective Leaders: Why Extraverts Are Not Always the Most Successful Bosses - Knowledge@Wharton
In fact, introverted leaders can be more effective than extraverts in certain circumstances. The determining factor is who leaders are managing, according to Grant and co-authors Francesca Gino of Harvard Business School and David Hofmann of the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School. Their paper, forthcoming in the Academy of Management Journal, is titled "Reversing the Extraverted Leadership Advantage: The Role of Employee Proactivity."
work  management  leadership  personality  introvert  extravert  teamwork  organization  psychology 
december 2010 by tsuomela

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