A Coworking workspace can be home to many personalities, but not all of them in the same way as society. A U.S. Survey provided a rough comparison of three groups of coworkers, which showed how their personalities react to the outside world. The members could categorize themselves as either more extroverted or less introverted, or any combination of both.
Each of these personality types can be seen in coworking spaces. Nearly every second member considers themselves mixed (ambiversive). About 1 in 3 respondents consider themselves to be more extroverted than 1 in 5. 1 in 5 members consider themselves to be more introverted. About 2% of respondents replied with ‘don’t know’.
The pool type that women choose is more popular with them.
Female members are almost twice as likely to be extroverted than the total number of mixed personalities. Men tend to be in the middle. Coworking spaces are more popular with introverted men than those who are more extroverted.
It is interesting to compare members based on their professional status.
With around 40%, freelancers are about equally spread among all personality types. Entrepreneurs who manage employees have a higher than average number of extroverts. The significantly higher percentage of employees in the introvert category is particularly noticeable. Coworking spaces are a great place to meet introverted entrepreneurs as well as extroverted workers. The percentage of freelancers is slightly higher in the ambiversive group. Statistics also show that other groups, such as students or job seekers, are more prominent.
Introverted members are more likely to appreciate small and relaxed spaces
“More introverted” members typically speak with about 3 coworking members per day, which is approximately half the number of more extroverted members.” This number does not reflect the quality of their contacts. They work in smaller coworking spaces with half the members than other personalities.
A high percentage of coworking spaces are run by people who consider themselves to be trendy and hip. They value a relaxed, tolerant approach to working in an office.
The share members. This increases when there are smaller coworking spaces. This is a problem for introverted members. They are less likely to know the first names of coworkers, but they do not know as many people as other personality groups who work in larger coworking spaces. They come in contact with each twelfth* member during their working day. This can also impact the sense of community. This group feels less connected to a ‘community.’ Almost half of these people feel strongly or very strongly connected with the coworking space.
Members who are more introverted don’t like isolated a coworking workspace.
All personality types like a mix between open spaces and private retreats. However, members who are more introverted rate this slightly higher. Only a small percentage prefer open workspaces. All personality types prefer to work in a private office over their current environment. Although introverted members would prefer a single private office over a team, they will still choose one. Despite having many employees, introverted people prefer to work alone.
Coworking spaces are rated by members who are more introverted only slightly less than those of the other personality types. Their rating drops slightly when they consider value for money. Why do they cowork in coworking spaces?
Most introverts have decided to cowork in a coworking workspace.
They are more likely to pay out of their own pocket. The main attraction of a coworking space is not only the atmosphere, but also other personality types. Although many people do not intend to meet all people, they are more likely to be in touch with them. The second is open workrooms, while the third is proximity to home.
The most surprising result when asked about what members expect from each other was small talk! We didn’t ask about the quality of small talk. Except for sociability, they expect much less from their members in all other areas. The truth is that every third member who is more introverted expects little. They are the most different from other personalities. They have low expectations regarding ‘quick help’ or shared meals’ as well as ‘event invitations’. They are not necessarily unable to accept help and invitations, but they do expect it.
A coworking workspace will foster creativity and skill-sets in members who are more introverted. They have better work days and get more done. They feel less isolated when they work in a coworking environment, just like the other types. They are more likely to have worked previously in a home office than in traditional offices.
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