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Introverts in theWorkplaceAn analysis of Motivationand Call for further research
motivation Workflow/job design effect motivation Cognitive theories of motivation    People make conscious decisions of...
Extrinsic/Intrinsic Motivation Extrinsic   Factors     factors externally controlled or mediated by      other people   ...
Personality Extroversion-introversion      scale     Regards how a person prefers to expend      their mental energy. In...
Extroversion/Introversion Socially outgoing      Socially reserved Energized by high      Drained by high  activity an...
Misconceptions of Introverts Social   shyness     May be seen as a dislike of people     Sometimes interpreted as ‘susp...
Strengths of Introverts Foster closer interpersonal relationships  with fewer people     Preference for one-on-one inter...
Motivation of Extroverts Tend to be more motivated by extrinsic  factors than Introverts     Commission     Rewards pro...
Motivation of Introverts? More   motivated by intrinsic factors?    Their internally focused energy logically     would ...
Conclusion Research is limited on Introverts  motivation To make the adequate conclusion we  must perform more research ...
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Au Psy492 M7 A2 Marrero B

  1. 1. Introverts in theWorkplaceAn analysis of Motivationand Call for further research
  2. 2. motivation Workflow/job design effect motivation Cognitive theories of motivation  People make conscious decisions of motivation  Individual’s personalities, values and ideals determine which factors are most important
  3. 3. Extrinsic/Intrinsic Motivation Extrinsic Factors  factors externally controlled or mediated by other people  Salary, Benefits, rewards, recognition Intrinsic Factors  Factors internally controlled  Differ for each person  Role ambiguity, situational or contextual factors, education, history and interpersonal relationships
  4. 4. Personality Extroversion-introversion scale  Regards how a person prefers to expend their mental energy. Inwardly or outwardly.  Most mainstream theories agree on the traits of this scale  Meyers-Briggs trait inventory (MBTI)  Eysenck’s factor theory
  5. 5. Extroversion/Introversion Socially outgoing  Socially reserved Energized by high  Drained by high activity and social activity and social interaction interaction Enjoy louder more  Enjoy quieter crowded settings settings with High tolerance for fewer, closer stimuli friends  Sensitive to stimuli
  6. 6. Misconceptions of Introverts Social shyness  May be seen as a dislike of people  Sometimes interpreted as ‘suspicious’ Preference for small groups  Often considered ‘party poopers’  Extroverted friends do not understand Sensitivity to stimuli  May be interpreted as anger or a bad attitude
  7. 7. Strengths of Introverts Foster closer interpersonal relationships with fewer people  Preference for one-on-one interaction Tend to be more conscientious of their actions  Internal focus lends more thought to actions Theirsubjective internal worlds foster good creativity  Artists tend to be introverts
  8. 8. Motivation of Extroverts Tend to be more motivated by extrinsic factors than Introverts  Commission  Rewards programs Intrinsic factors  Likely more connected to social factors
  9. 9. Motivation of Introverts? More motivated by intrinsic factors?  Their internally focused energy logically would have them more focused intrinsically  Social factors still play but likely have a different impact
  10. 10. Conclusion Research is limited on Introverts motivation To make the adequate conclusion we must perform more research in this field Understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of introverts and extroverts will decrease misconceptions and create better work environments

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