Whether you are an introvert or an extrovert, Jennifer from Simply Kinder and I have listed several things everyone can relate to from both sides! Below, you will see I have provided a list of ten things you need to know about introverted teachers. Be sure to head over to Simply Kinder to see the the Ten Things Only Extroverted Teachers Will Truly Understand when you finish! We would love to hear from you…let us know which one you are!
1. We absolutely dread those awkward social event gatherings.
There’s nothing worse that someone barging into my room to collect money for things like birthdays, baby showers, bridal showers, etc. Sorry, but if I am not close enough with you to be invited to the real thing, I would rather not go. Or contribute money.
2. We like keeping to ourselves in the workroom, or anywhere else on campus.
I cringe when others walk in. In fact, sometimes I stop what I am doing, and try for a better time to come back.
3. We pretend like we like everyone.
We are nice everyone so we can avoid awkwardness.
4. We come up with our best ideas when we are by ourselves.
There is nothing wrong with some good collaboration, but we prefer to work independently.
5. We take the long way if it means we can avoid people.
I have always been guilty of doing this. I sometimes scope my routes based on the time of day and who will be where.
6. We send out newsletters and emails to avoid individual emails and phone calls from parents.
We are always on top of our game when it comes to proactive communication. The more we communicate, the less we are confronted about individual questions from parents.
7. We love being around kids.
Being around kids never bothers us. In fact, we are our best when we are around kids. It’s the adults that sometimes throw us for a loop.
8. When we have something to say, people listen.
Just because we are careful to speak, doesn’t mean we aren’t paying attention. We do a great job at absorbing all information, and if we have something to say, it is something that will add value to the conversation.
9. We detest being treated like children during staff development.
There is nothing worse than making us mix and mingle for a little activity planned by the powers that be. Or worse yet, make us sit by people we don’t know the entire meeting.
10. We usually don’t go out on the weekends because we need to “recharge.”
We are very careful with where we spend our time. If we do go out outside of school, we truly consider you a close friend.
I hope you enjoyed my fun little post! If you have any other ideas, please comment below! I would love to hear from you! Also, be sure to check out Simply Kinder’s Post on 10 Things Only Extroverted Teachers Truly Understand.