“A company is only as good as its people”, we all believe that the success of our companies relies mostly on the strengths of our employees, that’s why we should be very selective when it comes to choosing our team. When choosing the right candidates, employers overlook many hidden talents believing that only extroverts can be successful in any position, and introverted candidates won’t be able to add value to the company.
Shyness, lack of self-confidence, and poor social skills are some of the common misconceptions associated with introverted candidates, while in fact, introverts have great potential in certain positions. A smart leader should be able to unlock their potential. ZenHR highlights some characteristics of introverts that make them great candidates for your company.
- They’re Great Listeners
Extroverts tend to do most of the talking and dominate in meetings and conversations without taking into account the opinion of their colleagues, whereas introverts are good at listening which make the team around them feels that their suggestions are valued, heard, and supported.
- They’re Creative and Innovative
Introverts are naturally quiet, focused, and undistracted. They tend to take their time to observe and analyze everything around them in order to come up with creative and out of the box solutions which makes them more creative and innovative and smarter in making decisions.
- They Don’t Need Supervision
Introverts work independently and require minimal supervision. Due to their risk-averse personality, they tend to follow the usual instructions so managers don’t have to tell them what to do all the time. This quality reduces the time that managers need to supervise their team and allows them to focus on more important tasks.
- They Let Others Shine
Introverts never try to steal the light, they encourage others to grow and thrive. Introverts’ careful listening and consideration make them ideal for fostering and encouraging employees.