Effective Communicator: Extroverts & Introverts Different and Equal
by Kate Nasser |
Effective Communicator: The Introvert Extrovert Debate
The debate rages on about who is a more effective communicator, introverts or extroverts. Just the other day, I once again read the absurd claim that extroverts communicate frequently yet the quality is generally low and introverts don’t communicate often enough yet the quality of their communication is generally high. When oh when will these misguided stereotyped claims die off?
Effective Communicator: Extroverts and Introverts are Different and Equal
An effective communicator comes in all personality types. The quality is not higher in one type than another. Being an effective communicator is all about reaching those you communicate with.
- Know your audience.
- Know what concerns them.
- Be self-aware. Know what bugs them when you communicate. Moderate and minimize those behaviors.
- Know your core message and listen to theirs.
- Use language they understand.
- Sense their level of understanding while you are communicating.
- Engage them in some level of dialogue.
- Reach ’em don’t preach to ’em.
- Above all, be flexible and adaptable to be an effective communicator.
The quality of communication is in the ear of the listener. It is not based on personality type. I have heard introverts and extroverts who are wonderful communicators. They are different yet equally effective. It’s time to leave misguided stereotypes behind. Perpetuating them makes things worse not better.
From my professional experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™
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