In a Nutshell: Issue 115  


Extroverts and introverts both have a key role to play in building a cohesive, effective workforce. There are many misconceptions surrounding the two traits, particularly introversion. This article argues that introverts make a positive impact in the workplace and can be just as effective, if not more, than their louder, more gregarious counterparts.

Reviewed by:

Jake Young, Research Associate

Jake joined the CIPD in 2018, having completed a master’s degree in Social Science Research Methods at the University of Nottingham. He also holds an undergraduate degree in Criminology and Sociology.

Jake’s research interests concern aspects of Diversity and Inclusion, such as inequality, gender and identity in the workplace. Jake is currently involved in the creation of a research project examining the effectiveness of organisational recruitment programmes and their relationship with workplace performance.

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