This is actually the most viewed single post on my blog, over 900 views so far (there’s a Vegeta joke in there somewhere…) It was inspired by Susan Cain’s book Quiet, where she discusses these real life pairs in more detail. And of course I had to add some P&P 😊
One of the best points of Quiet is how much introverts and extroverts can benefit from each other, and how they often work well together in teams. I personally have found myself most successful in leadership roles when I am paired with an extrovert. The book brings up several examples of famous introvert-extrovert pairs. Let’s keep in mind that it can be difficult to tell if someone is really an introvert unless they specifically declare it. I am more concerned here about the “introvert characteristics” that they display.
Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs
Since many introverts, like myself, are nerds or geeks, this pair–the founders of Apple Computer–will really hit home. To the public, Steve Jobs is synonymous with Apple; even after his death he is the face of the company. He is the classic extrovert salesman. Steve Wozniak, on the other hand, is the “nerd soul” of Apple…
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