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1 UAOA Conference May 29-30,

2 Extending the Introvert Directing the Extrovert UAOA Conference 2013 Presented by: Lauri Merrill Terry Robinson Susan Williams 2

3 Extending the Introvert, Directing the Extrovert The Swiss psychologist, Carl Jung, developed a way to categorize our inborn tendencies. Katherine Cook Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers elaborated on Jung’s theory to create the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, an assessment tool that helps identify personality preference. 3

4 Extending the Introvert, Directing the Extrovert Myers-Briggs Type Indicator “Inborn” preferences ExtrovertIntrovert SensingiNtuition ThinkingFeeling Judgment Perception Flow of energy Way of making decisions How take in information Describes your life style 4

5 Extending the Introvert, Directing the Extrovert Introversion and extroversion aren’t fixed categories. There is a personality spectrum, and an individual may be any place along that continuum. ExtrovertIntrovert Ambivert 5

6 Extending the Introvert, Directing the Extrovert Extroversion and Introversion is a PREFERENCE. We all can function in the either world, but we prefer to act in a way that is more comfortable for us. I prefer to study in a group.I prefer to study alone. Signature 6

7 Quiz: Are You An Introvert or An Extrovert? Y N ○ ○ 1. I prefer one-on-one conversations to group activities. ○ ○ 2. I often prefer to express myself in writing. ○ ○ 3. I enjoy solitude. ○ ○ 4. I seem to care about wealth, fame, and status less than my peers. ○ ○ 5. I dislike small talk, but I enjoy talking in-depth about topics that matter to me. ○ ○ 6. People tell me that I’m a good listener. ○ ○ 7. I’m not a big risk-taker. ○ ○ 8. I enjoy work that allows me to “dive in” with few interruptions. ○ ○ 9. I like to celebrate birthdays on a small scale, with only one or two close friends or family members. ○ ○ 10. People describe me as “soft-spoken” or “mellow.” ○ ○ 11. I prefer not to show or discuss my work with others until it’s finished. ○ ○ 12. I dislike conflict. ○ ○ 13. I do my best work on my own. ○ ○ 14. I tend to think before I speak. ○ ○ 15. I feel drained after being out and about, even if I’ve enjoyed myself. ○ ○ 16. I often let calls go through to voic . ○ ○ 17. If I had to choose, I’d prefer a weekend with absolutely nothing to do to one with too many things scheduled. ○ ○ 18. I don’t enjoy multi-tasking. ○ ○ 19. I can concentrate easily. ○ ○ 20. In classroom situations, I prefer lectures to seminars. 7

8 Extending the Introvert, Directing the Extrovert Energized by being around other people Expresses thoughts and emotions freely Tend to think as they talk Acts and then (maybe) reflects Often friendly, talkative and easy to know 8

9 Extending the Introvert, Directing the Extrovert Margaret Thatcher Steve Jobs Bill Clinton Winston Churchill Muhammad Ali Oprah Ronald Reagan Steve Martin Mark Twain 9

10 Extending the Introvert, Directing the Extrovert 10 ● Chatty and talkative, maybe even interrupting you ● Sits or stands close to you ● Tells you more than you really need (or want) to know ● May have changed their mind about their major 2-4 times ● Friendly, easy to like ● May be more stressed than you would expect ● More likely to make requests ● Leans in, maybe too close (especially if you are an introvert)

11 Extending the Introvert, Directing the Extrovert 11 ☺ Prefers talking to listening. ☺ Works through problems out loud. Be patient with their chattiness, bringing them back to the issue at hand (repeatedly) if necessary. Realize they may talk about options and sometimes by the time they are through talking they have solved the problem.

12 Extending the Introvert, Directing the Extrovert 12 ☺ Prefers to take action quickly. Encourage them to take more time making decisions like picking classes, changing majors, etc. ☺ Like to be put in direct contact with new people and experiences. Support their involvement in clubs, and organizations, but caution against over socializing if grades are suffering.

13 Extending the Introvert, Directing the Extrovert Energized by being alone Keeps thoughts & emotions private Like to think before they speak Observes situation before participating Reserved, quiet & internally focused 13

14 Bill Gates Extending the Introvert, Directing the Extrovert Hillary Clinton Moses Charles Darwin Steven Spielberg Glenn Close Julia Roberts Harrison Ford 14 Lauri, Susan & Terry

15 Extending the Introvert, Directing the Extrovert 15 ● Listens closely ● Will think before speaking or acting What May Identify an Introvert Student ● May sit at a distance from your desk or lean away from you ● May be overwhelmed with new experiences…especially as a new freshman ● May be experiencing unhappiness with a (extrovert) roommate

16 Extending the Introvert, Directing the Extrovert 16 ☺ Happier being on the fringe of activity. ☺ Likes to work independently or in small groups. Suggest studying in the library or other quiet place if study groups are uncomfortable, but encourage them to participate in class discussions. Start small and let confidence grow. Encourage joining clubs, activities or service groups in their interest area…they don’t have to run for leadership positions (although they often make great leaders)

17 Extending the Introvert, Directing the Extrovert 17 ☺ Excels at focusing for long periods of time. ☺ Enjoys being alone to recharge. ☺ Prefers to avoid a lot of partying, loud boisterous events, and late night adventures. Suggest there is nothing wrong with this feeling. About 1/3 of other college students feel the same way. It’s okay to recharge alone. Much of our most creative thinking is done when we are alone. Just don’t hide. Knowing this is your strength makes learning easier.

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19 Introvert does not equal shy. There is little or no difference between men and women in introversion and extroversion. There is little or no difference between men and women in introversion and extroversion. 19 Individuals tend to rate themselves as more introverted than their associates judge them to be. Introverts prefer to focus at one thing a time. Extrovert are better at multitasking. Introverts prefer to focus at one thing a time. Extrovert are better at multitasking. Extrovert perform better than introvert in the presence of television distraction. Extrovert perform better than introvert in the presence of television distraction. Extroverts are significantly higher on concerns about global issues than introverts. The introvert is about as familiar with the everyday happenings in his environment as the extrovert. The introvert is about as familiar with the everyday happenings in his environment as the extrovert.

20 20 Extrovert Introvert The Ambivert Ambivert is a term used to describe people who fall more or less directly in the middle and exhibit tendencies of both groups. An ambivert is normally comfortable with groups and enjoys social interaction, but also relishes time alone and away from the crowd. They are comfortable in both worlds! ☺☺

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22 22 References Fawal, J. (2012, April 23). College and the introvert. USA Today, [online] available: blog/college-and-the-introvert Cain, S. (2012, February 6 ). Secrets of a super successful introvert. [0nline] available: Being-Soft-Spoken-Isnt-a-Bad-Thing Davis, F.; Rulon, P. Gossip and the introvert. [online] The Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology. Abstract from: PsycINFO Record. Furnham, A, Gunter, B. and Peterson, E. (1994, December) Television distraction and the performance of introverts and extroverts. Applied Cognitive Psychology. 8.7, p Cain, S. Quiz are you an introvert or an extrovert (and why does it matter?). [online] available: are-you-an-introvert-or-an-extrovert-and-why-does-it-matter/#comments

23 23 References (continued) Walsh, B. (2012, February 6). The upside of being an introvert (And why extroverts are overrated). Time, 179, p9-45. Ruf, D., Radosevich, D. (2009 Oct-Dec) How personality and Gender may relate to individual attitudes toward caring for others. Roeper Review. 31.4, p Heidbreder, E. Measuring introversion and extroversion. [0nline] The Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology Abstract from: PsycINFO Database Record. Heidbreder, E. Introversion and extroversion in men and women. [online] The Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology Abstract from PsycINFO Database Record

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