Monday Morning Motivation | Introversion

Posted by Bill Esteb on Apr 13th 2024

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About a third of the population are introverts. This ratio seems reflected among chiropractors as well.

Since chiropractic is so relationship driven, being an introvert can have profound implications.

Introverts can have a difficult path.

Less communicative – Others have no idea about your analytical skills as you size up the situation. Living in your head may cause others to perceive your silence as judgment, superiority, or aloofness.

Great listeners – With keen observational skills and a tendency to have a greater appreciation for subtlety and understatement, introverts are often seen as empathetic listeners.

Avoid the limelight – What can make introversion so unhelpful in practice is the tendency to keep your head down and assume that your results alone will do the talking for you.

If that were only true.

The solution isn’t to become a fake extrovert, but to share your internal dialogue more generously as you quietly change the world.


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Bill Esteb has been a chiropractic patient and advocate since 1981. He is the creative director of Patient Media and the co-founder of Perfect Patients. He’s been a regular speaker at chiropractic gatherings since 1985. His 12 books explore the doctor/patient relationship from a patient's point of view. His chiropractic blog, coaching program, patient focus groups and consulting calls have helped hundreds of chiropractors around the world. Since 1999 Monday Morning Motivation has been emailed to over 10,000 subscribers each week.