Can an introvert be a manager?

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There is a placement that I've found and it's an operations manager, where I'll be required to manage a team etc. It looks promising, but my one fear... People say I can be quiet and reserved (even shy).

Is it wise for me to apply for this role and do my best to become more strict and leaderlike or not apply at all?
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Introversion is when social interaction drains you, being quiet and shy are common associations (not definitions) of that.

I think it's definitely possible, as your comfort in the new environment should increase.
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(Original post by 2003a39)
Introversion is when social interaction drains you, being quiet and shy are common associations (not definitions) of that.

I think it's definitely possible, as your comfort in the new environment should increase.
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I'm relatively introverted (a big improvement from being extremely introverted five years ago), and work as a retail manager. It's not really a barrier as long as you're able to communicate effectively.

I would also stress that strictness is one of the least important parts of being a manager, in my opinion. This would not be an area I concentrated on developing yourself.
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It might take a little longer to get used to than for an extrovert, but absolutely it is possible. You will become comfortable with the environment over time
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(Original post by Gofre)
I'm relatively introverted (a big improvement from being extremely introverted five years ago), and work as a retail manager. It's not really a barrier as long as you're able to communicate effectively.

I would also stress that strictness is one of the least important parts of being a manager, in my opinion. This would not be an area I concentrated on developing yourself.
ok thank you so much xxx
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It might take a little longer to get used to than for an extrovert, but absolutely it is possible. You will become comfortable with the environment over time
thanks xxx
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There is a placement that I've found and it's an operations manager, where I'll be required to manage a team etc. It looks promising, but my one fear... People say I can be quiet and reserved (even shy).

Is it wise for me to apply for this role and do my best to become more strict and leaderlike or not apply at all?
Rather than ask us if it is acceptable, here is your interview question:

You obviously thought you could do this job because you applied, so how will you be an effective team manager as a quiet and shy person?
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Yes.
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You are in good company.


Introvert leaders:

Greta Thunberg
Bill Gates
Steven Spielberg
Mark Zuckerberg
Steve Wozniak
Abraham Lincoln
Mahatma Gandhi
Elon Musk
Barack Obama
Larry Page
Rosa Parks
Christina Aguilera
Emma Watson
Charles Darwin
Lady Gaga
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yes its absolutely possible. have faith in yourself. you can do it
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