Extroverts vs Introverts: Work Meeting Differences
Techniques for Introverts During Meetings
If you’re an introvert, blogger Dan Rockwell suggests these preparation techniques:
- Connect One-to-One – Reach out to key participants ahead of a meeting as a means of giving yourself time to process their contributions.
- Write in Advance – “Look within with writing. Explore options, decompress, and find solutions with your pen” (or keyboard.)
- Reflect Beforehand – “Get quiet. Recharge yourself with quiet time.”
During a meeting, Rockwell recommends playing to your propensity to think before speaking: “Listen and paraphrase. Give yourself time to reflect by paraphrasing what you’ve heard.”