Any MBTI® practitioner will tell you that no single personality type is better than another. Each type has its own strengths and blindspots - yet in today's world it can often feel that Extraversion is more prized. World Introvert Day was established to celebrate the often overlooked qualities of Introversion to redress the balance.
Here are a few resources that our team highly recommend for you to share, or use to create your own celebrations:
We all know the stereotypes for Introversion, but what is it really? How can we harness this power to make the most of a valuable resource? Our experts lead you through some of their key research and experience - both personal and professional.
A first-hand account from a self-reporting Introvert of their journey through life and the workplace.
- Blog | The Introverted trainer
Our own Lead MBTI Certification Trainer, Michael Segovia, discusses the power he brings as an Introvert to a job some people would consider more suited to an Extravert.
- TED talk | The power of Introversion (external link)
Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, Introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.
- YouTube video | 6 Interesting Facts for World Introvert Day
Half the world's population prefers Introversion, but did you know that less than 40% of the senior managers and top executives in the world prefer Introversion? Learn this and more interesting facts, brought to you by The Myers-Briggs Company.
How do I know if I'm an Introvert?
- Ask your HR department if you have a qualified MBTI practitioner who can administer the questionnaire and give you feedback to get to your best-fit type.
- If not, look for a coach with MBTI qualifications who can guide you through your journey of self-awareness to be better at work and feel better in life.
- If you feel like you don't fit with your reported type, ask your practitioner to explore further with you, such as through your type dynamics or Step II feedback.