If you’re not an extrovert you can’t be a successful business person. What? Do you need to be extroverted to be an entrepreneur? You don’t. While you do need to be able to network, shake hands, host virtual get-togethers and talk on the phone, you can be an introvert or an ambivert and be successful!
Introverts can be great entrepreneurs, but their business style is different than the style an extrovert exhibit. The world goes around because of all the different personalities. In fact, a client of yours may work with you because you’re an extrovert or vice versa. Your personality may just mesh or clash and it could be because you’re an introvert, extrovert, or ambivert.
Do You Need To Be Extroverted To Be An Entrepreneur?
What are some of the benefits that extroverted entrepreneurs have?
- Casting a wider networking net just because they are more likely found outside of the office, rather than sitting in the office.
- Extroverts are also more likely to strike up a conversation in line with a stranger and that could lead to business conversations.
- They more regularly interact with their teams.
- They might be more charismatic than introverts because they are the life of the party.
What do introverts contribute to the business world?
- They are focused.
- The relationships they build are constructed over the long term.
- They may be more niched and this could enhance their expertise.
- They may be better listeners and ask more probing questions.
Build your team and fill it with xtroverts and introverts. Find team members who complement and contrast with you.
It is rare to find an entrepreneur who is 100% introvert or 100% extrovert — just as it’s rare for any person to be completely one personality or another. Everyone is nuanced and everyone brings strengths to the business table.
Are you an extrovert or an introvert or both? Knowing what you are will help you find people with whom to work that will help your business thrive.