According to attn:, introverts, who are often overlooked, make equally good leaders as extroverts.
“In a dynamic, unpredictable environment, introverts are often more effective leaders,” the Harvard Business review reports.
“Introverted leaders tend to listen more carefully and show greater receptivity to suggestions.”
Check out these famous women who are introverts.
1. Emma Watson
“I’m kind of an introverted kind of person just by nature, it’s not like a conscious choice that I’m making necessarily. It’s genuinely who I am,” Watson said in an interview for Rookie. “Coming to realize that about myself was very empowering, because I had felt like ‘Oh my god, there must be something wrong with me.'”
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According to Attn, MAKER Marissa Mayer feels more at home in a room of engineers, but when she’s at a party, she wants to leave. “I will literally look at my watch and say, ‘You can’t leave until x,'” Mayer told Vogue.
3. J.K. Rowling
According to Attn, J.K. Rowling is a “self-proclaimed introvert.” They also report that Rowling first came up with the idea for Harry Potter on a train. However she did not have a pen, and feeling to shy to ask someone for one, she mapped out the story in her head.
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4. Audrey Hepburn
“I’m an introvert … I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers, the sky,” actress Audrey Hepburn said.
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5. Rosa Parks
“I had always imagined Rosa Parks as a stately woman with a bold temperament, someone who could easily stand up to a busload of glowering passengers,” said write Susan Cain in her book “Quiet: The Power of Introverts In a World That Can’t Stop Talking,” according to Attn. “But when she died in 2005 at the age of 92, the flood of obituaries recalled her as soft-spoken, sweet, and small in stature. They said she was ‘timid and shy’ but had ‘the courage of a lion.’ They were full of phrases like ‘radical humility’ and ‘quiet fortitude.'”
6. Angelina Jolie
“I stay home a lot. I’m just not very social,” Jolie told Marie Claire.
7. Meryl Streep
“I’m much more of an introvert [than my mother]. I’m much more inclined to want to not say anything in public,” Streep told Vanity Fair. “When I have to be in the spotlight, I think to myself, Mary [Streep] could do it. It’s a good thing, to imagine yourself doing something you think you can’t. I do that every day, because basically, if I had my way, I’d just stay home and think about what I’m having for supper.”
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