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FALL 2013 Upcoming Training !
How to Bring Out the Hidden Gems of the Introverted Employee
This greater Boston area workshop will be a fun educational day for anyone who either is an introvert or who works with one. Is that you, your boss, your colleague, or your employee? Come find out some tactics that work for and with quiet people.
University of New Hampshire Professional Development & Training
Portsmouth/Pease: Thursday, October 10, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., 0.6 CEUs, $235, lunch included
Miscellaneous on Introversion and Related Topics
LonerWolf | We Connect The Disconnected This is a fun site with lots of interesting avenues to explore.
Article: Caring for your Introvert
Don't Be Shy Blog
Wiki on Introverts
Career Change for Physicians
third_Evolution - Non-Clinical Careers for Physicians
Psychologist Carl Jung is credited with the first identification of the personality dimensions that include introversion and extraversion with the publication of his book, Psychological Types in 1921.
Jung believed that we function on a continuum of intro/extraversion and that we adapt best when we can move back and forth. Any place on the continuum is healthy. But he also recognized that we have innate preferences. He believed that awareness of the continuum could improve our ability to move on it.
The Introvert's Guide to Professional Success: How to Let Your Quiet Competence Be Your Career Advantage with a Program to Leverage Your Strengths
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(I can't speak for the validity of all of these as accurate measures so use your judgment. - JS)
Know Your Type: Introversion
Over half of communication is visual, more than a third is vocal, while less than ten percent is verbal -- the words we actually say! This means that our body language, easily seen, is critical.
There are five fundamental dimensions to personality. The fact that extraversion is one of these demonstrates how central the traits of introversion/extraversion are to our make-up. Extraversion is viewed as the degree to which one is outgoing, talkative, sociable, and assertive. By implication, introverts are more retiring, quieter, less sociable, and less assertive.
The other four of the "Big 5" are the degree to which someone is agreeable, conscientious, emotionally stable, and open to experience. So, while important, introversion is still just part of who we are.