They Think Things Through
Western culture places greater value on people who can act quickly than on those who take their time. People who can make split-second decisions, react instantly to threats and problems, and provide on-the-spot, witty verbal retorts are revered.
Eastern cultures, though, may be on to something with their emphasis on serenity, quiet, and contemplative behavior. Do you remember the way the introverted brain works, with its long, winding pathway that thoughts must take before being translated into action? This helps introverts to be excellent decision makers, carefully considering all aspects of an issue before arriving at a conclusion.
With their lack of impulsive behavior, ability to independently develop ideas, and a calm, measured approach toward problem-solving, introverts more than make up for their lack of speed with an abundance of quality.
This means that introverts perform wonderfully in roles which require the making of big decisions—often, they’re the very best managers, executives, and CEOs.
If you’re an introvert, learn to see your thoughtful mind as an asset, not a liability, and place yourself in positions where you can make the best use of it.