By Jim Larkin and Jack Powers
However, this doesn't mean that those preferring Extraversion will necessarily have an easy, or even a positive experience in group study. If you prefer Extraversion, you may feel frustrated with some of the other group members who aren't participating as readily as you. Furthermore, your grade may in fact suffer because you’re not getting input from 50 percent or more of your team.
Before you throw up your hands in resignation, consider that some of the lack of engagement you’re perceiving from some team members may have nothing to do with their level of interest or dedication to the project. Rather, it may stem from a natural discomfort in group study-type situations with those with a preference for Introversion. The following tips may help you manage the situation to the team’s benefit and bring the Introverts “back into the fold” per se, and contributing on equal footing with the Extraverts:
By understanding how preferences for Introversion and Extraversion manifest themselves in these kind of group settings, you can more effectively harness the knowledge and creativity of everyone in your group to make it a positive, productive learning experience.