From Sports to Literature, From Science to Entrepreneurship: 7 Names That Prove Introversion Doesn’t Prevent Success

Zeynep İrem Çobanoğlu

Zeynep İrem Çobanoğlu

Yeditepe Üniversitesi Psikoloji

Having an introverted personality is perceived as a negative trait compared to extrovert in business and social life.
Even in psychology, introversion is viewed with prejudice and is considered a disorder by some experts. Despite this, introversion turns into an advantage when it comes to creativity. We can say that artists, musicians, inventors who have produced very important works throughout history and the majority of business people who run world-famous companies today, are introverted.
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1) Sir Isaac Newton

A key figure in science, the discoverer of the Laws of Motion and the Law of Universal Gravity, Newton was known for being extremely introverted and very strict in sharing his personal life.




2) Michael Jordan

Considered the greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan also has a very introverted personality. Although it contradicts the spirit of team sports, he has succeeded in becoming one of the most famous athletes with this feature.


3) Abraham Lincoln

The introverted, asocial, calm and dignified attitudes and leadership characteristics of the 16th century US president have been frequently studied by researchers and educators.




4) Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook Business Manager Sheryl Sandberg used the terms ‘shy’, ‘introverted’ and ‘not very friendly’ when describing founding CEO Zuckerberg in a statement to the New York Times in 2010. “Facebook cares a lot about its employees,” he added.


5) Albert Einstein

Einstein, the world’s most respected physicist, often mentioned in his explanations that loneliness, a monotonous and quiet life are the most important factors that trigger a creative mind. Einstein, who received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921, is particularly known for his Theory of Relativity.




6) Warren Buffett

American businessman and philanthropist Buffet is recognized as the most successful introvert in the business world. He says he thought he had “business acumen” at first, but after Dale Carnegie’s seminar he became interested in “Ways to Influence People”.


7) George Orwell

World-renowned novelist George Orwell, author of the famous dystopian works “1984” and “Animal Farm,” was also a journalist. Orwell, who lived a very introverted, personal life and had few friends, stated that he felt very uncomfortable in crowded environments.
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