Why Introverts Excel at Working Remotely

Digital Nomad Lifestyle
Author: Andy Stofferis
Written by Andy Stofferis

In many facets of life – both social and professional – extroverts are praised and often times also rewarded for their outgoing behavior and charisma. There have been multiple studies that have shown that extroverts generally are rewarded more in the workplace. Specifically, it was found that key characteristics of extroverts as well as self-esteem and positive outlook are particularly beneficial for career success. Do they shine as bright when working remotely though? The answer is no – that’s when the introverts come into play!

Who are the introverts? An introvert will likely have some or all of the following characteristics:

  • Need peace and quiet to effectively concentrate
  • Are self-reflective
  • Prefer individual work rather than group work
  • Would rather write than talk
  • Being in a crowded and social setting drains their energy
  • Take time to make decisions rather than being reactionary
  • Have fewer friendships but have deeper relationships with their friends

Here are the reasons why introverts excel at working remotely:

  1. Introverts Are Less Reactionary
  2. They Work Better Alone
  3. Their Emotional Intelligence Gets to Shine
  4. More Creative in a Quiet Environment
  5. They Prefer Scheduled Meetings
  6. They Are Observant
  7. Attention to Detail
  8. One-on-One vs. Group Work

To know more about the characteristics of introverts, myths about them as well as the reasons why they succeed at working remotely read on by following this link.