Exploring perception of professionals regarding introversion and extroversion in relation to success at workplace
Author(s) : Farhan Uddin Raja , Naeem Akhtar , Syed Qaiser Hussain
A man’s personality and his habits play an integral role towards his personal and professional success. Many individuals succeed due to their persona and how they treat and behave with others. Introversion and extroversion are the two major personality traits usually found in humans. This study provides an exploratory analysis of the two different types of personality traits: introversion and extroversion among the professionals of private educational institutions of Karachi. The study used qualitative research approach using semi structured interviewing technique to collect the data. The data was collected from the heads of these institutions and it was analyzed using thematic analysis. The results show that both introverted and extroverted people can work collaboratively in an organization by putting the best of their abilities and strength to ensure the prosperity of the organization. Both perform their work by abiding by the set of rules and regulations formed by the executive management to achieve the common goals. The findings also reveal that extroverts have a higher success ratio than introverts due to their expressive communication skills. The need for achievement is high for both extroverts and introverts because both have a strong desire for growth. Recommendations include allowing flexibility to the workforce to ensure that everyone works in the best possible way according to their own personality traits.
Key Words:1. Introversion, 2.Extroversion, 3. Success, 4.Communication Skills