Who’s the higher communicator? Introverts or extroverts?

The answer here may surprise you.

Both can be effective communicators if they understand the impact of their preference and change their style. The variables to be considered relate to the quality and quantity of communication.

How to be a more effective introvert

Introverts: Those who prefer introversion tend to think that they are communicating more than they are. The quality of their communication is solid, but the quantity is less than necessary. When introverts communicate, it's usually effective, but they don't usually communicate often enough. Most introverts are also strong listeners.

If you are an "innie" leader, you will most likely need to communicate more. Think of your communications team as the gentle "push" you need to communicate even more. Or create a group of employees as communication champions who can give you open, honest feedback on your communication skills and which additional options can help you to further promote understanding and commitment.

How to be a more effective extrovert

Extroverts: The quantity of an extrovert's communication is high, but the quality is often low. Extroverts often talk a lot, and it is often difficult for the listener to decide what is most important from the wealth of information exchanged. And some extroverts want to “tell” a lot, which affects their ability to listen.

To improve, think more about speaking in the form of headings. Conclusion: This mindset and technique can help you get to the main point faster. And it can often make room for you to listen. As with introverts, a champion group for employee communication can support you with feedback.

If you want more formal feedback, a communication audit can help you get an overview of how you are effective so you can continue with these strategies and identify opportunities for improvement.

What is your style of communication?

Don't you know your style For the best and most effective results, consider a rating like the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) with a certified practitioner or advisor to get a good look at your preferred style and how to use it can.

What you may need to improve – the quality or quantity of your communication?

– –David Grossman

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