More accurately, the research indicates that extroverts are perceived to be better leaders, and thus more likely to be hired and to be paid more. In actual objective measures of performance, they are no more likely to be effective than introverts are, and in some cases are markedly less effective. It is true that the same research pool has found that HBS in particular values extroversion. In the sense that they are attempting to generate a consistent product, it is understandable that HBS would select for certain personalities. For the rest of the university, however, that decision is less easily supported.

The background section of this paper reviews much of the recent research:

https://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1001&context=lead_research


Edited by aeh (10/27/18 08:13 AM)