Introverts often get a bad rap in the workplace: they're deemed quiet and inward focused, even too shy. While it might be true that they love their solo time, introverts aren't necessarily shy and, in fact, they make excellent group leaders in certain situations. For example, introverts are better managers than extroverts when working with self-motivated teams, according to research. That's because introverts tend to be great listeners, allowing them to hear and encourage more good ideas from the team.

For other lesser-known tidbits about these two different types of social creatures, check out the infographic below from Happify, a company that builds online games designed to boost personal satisfaction and happiness.

Published on: Sep 2, 2014