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Can an introvert manage?

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CabbagesOnFire Mon 11-Dec-17 11:19:49

I have a second interview this week for a job I really fancy, Production Coordinator in a manufacturing company, but it is managing a team of 5 which I've never done before. I am quite an introvert -practically skilled, quite confident and outspoken, but find a lot of time with people quite tiring - and this aspect of the job is quite intimidating. Is it possible for a an introvert to manage a team?

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gamerwidow Mon 11-Dec-17 11:47:07

Yes you don’t have to be an extrovert to manage a team and if you are managing a team of introverts then introversion is a bonus (which is not to say extroverts make bad managers either).
Listening is a more important skill than talking when managing people and you can be assertive without being loud.

gamerwidow Mon 11-Dec-17 11:48:18

P.s. you don’t need to spend all your time with the people you manage either no one wants someone looking over their shoulder all the time.

CabbagesOnFire Mon 11-Dec-17 12:03:58

Thanks gamerwidow, that gives me confidence for my interview! smile

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