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Links We Love: Introverts & Extroverts in the Office

It seems like everyone's talking about introverts and extroverts these days. Which is it better to be? How can they work together? Who has it worse off in today's workplace? And on and on.

To help you make sense of it all—and the most of your personality type—we've gathered some of the best articles from around the web on being introverted, extroverted, or somewhere in the middle in the workplace.

  • Start by getting clear on what the difference between introverts and extroverts actually is—and what it means for their careers. (Buffer)
  • Read about how differences in personality affect working style(Brazen Life)
  • Learn a little bit about the productivity differences between introverts and extroverts. (Fast Company)
  • Understand how extroverts and introverts can peacefully co-exist(Lifehacker)
  • Introverts, learn how to communicate with your extroverted counterparts, and vice versa(Psychology Today)
  • Managers, hone your ability to create a team with the right balance of introverts and extroverts(Honcho)
  • If you're more on the introverted side, try these tips for still selling your brand(Kate Kendall)
  • Not sure where you fit in? Learn about the elusive ambivert(Loner Wolf)
  • Bosses, read about how to best manage your most extroverted employees(Poynter)
  • Finally, have a laugh at these things only introverts and extroverts will understand. (BuzzFeed)
  • Want more? Check out some of our great articles on making your personality work for you!

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