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The Challenges of needing to Reflect and Synthesise
What introverted leaders said about the challenges of needing to Reflect and Synthesise
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What introverted leaders said about positive approaches to reflecting and synthesising
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What introverted leaders said about the challenges of needing to Reflect and Synthesise:

  • “I tend to process in my head and will come out with my conclusion from a great chain of thought - but no one is with me. I need to consciously process with the group to get the answer I had already thought of. A consequence of not doing that is I can appear arrogant or hack people off or be blind to other people’s views.”

  • “I am quite a creative thinker, however I tend to do the thinking silently and when I present an idea it quite often shocks people who struggle to see how I've reached a certain conclusion.”

  • “Sometimes my reasoning is opaque even to me. This has also caused me problems in a competency based interview. I was asked "why did you do x or y". I had to make something up because my honest response was "it just seemed like the obvious thing to do at the time".”

  • “I think it is harder for introverts to stand up to someone, especially if they are being given unreasonable tasks. We find it harder to speak up in the moment and don’t think so well under pressure.”