3 Ways Introverts Make Great Project Leaders

January 10, 2019

 

To so many, being an introvert means social anxiety, reclusive tendencies, and a dislike for people. While those can serve as side dishes to my personality, I am also bold, caring, discerning, discreet, and loyal. 

 

It's fun to joke about introverts hiding in corners and looking for the nearest exit (I admit, this sometimes is NOT a joke), but we are also emboldened professionals, believers, entrepreneurs, and leaders eager serve the next generation who take a genuine interest in learning.

 

Leadership is tough in 'normal' circumstances, but in the world of collaboration, team building, small groups, group retreats (huh?), and video conferencing (the worst), introverts can feel defeated before they hit SEND on the meeting invite.

 

But wait, we're not all shaking in the corner, praying for an extrovert to take over, remember?

 

We're remembering our call to be a blessing to others. 1 Peter 3:8 - 9  tells us, "Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous; not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling but on the contrary blessing, know that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing." Even for introverts who aren't feelers, once they know how important something is to the team, group or project, they will fully dedicate themselves to ensure success. They want others to succeed and recognize the desire to bless others.

 

 

 

We're serving willing and eagerly and as examples of Christ. (1 Peter 5:1-4)  Whether analytical or empathetic, investigators or assessors, introverts will strive to make decisions best for the common good. They are students of the Bible and will likely structure their time with people in ways that honor Christ, intentional about meeting a specific need for an individual. 

 

We return to God. At the end of the day, when the project is finished and the group disbanded, we are happy to head back to our corners with our fancy tea cups, erudite literature, and grandma's quilt, thanking Him for bringing diverse people into our lives. We thank Him for the enrichment the experience brought and are humbled before Him for being part of it. We're grateful for the time afterwards to sit and reflect in His presence, attentive to His rest, recharging for  whatever He has in store for us next.

 

I want to encourage you to find how God wants to use your introverted traits. Because they are uniquely you and not meant to be kept in a corner.  You don't have to draw attention to yourself or form shallow relationships, but you can be uniquely you, while being a blessing to others. Don't let the stereotype overshadow a trait that was meant to shape you so that you could shape and mold others. 

 

I'd love to hear how God has uniquely wired you and how you've used that to bless others. Comment below!

 

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Kass Fogle is an Introvert with a side dish of social anxiety. She is an award winning Contemporary Christian Author, Speaker and Blogger who lives with her husband and two children in South-Central Illinois.  Her first novel, Ruth's Garden is complete and she is working on a devotional journal dedicated to Introverts. You can usually find Kass at the local coffee house writing, at home baking, hanging out with family or causing trouble with her tight group of girlfriends. 

 

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