Introverts are Judgemental at Work

Find all your extroverted peer’s performances at work bad? Well, you just might be an introvert.

A study published in the Academy of Management Journal has found that introverts are more likely to judge their extraverted co-workers performance badly, even if there is no reason to do so. Researchers had 178 MBS students work on projects with four or five others, and halfway through the semester they filled out personality questionnaires and also evaluated their team members’ performance.

Introverted students gave lower ratings to their extroverted team members when compared to their fellow introverts, but on the other hand, ratings by extroverts didn’t vary much.

So, it turns out that your co-workers might not be terrible at their jobs—they’re just extraverts and you find them tiresome. Which, we suppose, is nearly the same thing.

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