Yes, Coworking Spaces Can Be Perfect For Introverts

 “Quiet people have the loudest minds.” – Stephen Hawking

Albert Einstein. Rosa Parks. Bill Gates. Eleanor Roosevelt. JK Rowling. Warren Buffett. Mahatma Gandhi. Michael Jordan. Meryl Streep. Elon Musk. What do these famous people have in common? Actually, they’re all introverts!

Pretty surprising, you might say? Well, that’s the reality. Some people wrongly dismiss introverts as being less likely to make a big impact on society. However, history has proved that introverts can be incredibly innovative and influential under the right circumstances.

Understanding introvert behavior

Job website Monster.com notes that workplace introverts often get “saddled with negative descriptions.” They’re variously viewed as antisocial, lazy, snobbish, and unenthusiastic.

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For this reason, societies tend to have “a cultural bias towards extroverts,” says author Susan Cain. Despite that, introverts do have the power to succeed in whatever they do. The names we mentioned in the introduction serve as perfect examples.

Cain describes introverted qualities in her book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

She writes:

"(Introverts) prefer to devote their social energies to close friends, colleagues, and family. They listen more than they talk, think before they speak, and often feel as if they express themselves better in writing than in conversation. They tend to dislike conflict. Many have a horror of small talk, but enjoy deep discussions."

Inventor Nikola Tesla, who was highly introverted himself, once said:

“Originality thrives in seclusion, free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind. Be alone – that is the secret of invention: be alone, that is when ideas are born.”

Introverts in coworking spaces: can they fit in?

Coworking has always proven to improve productivity. A study posted in the National Center for Biotechnology Information has confirmed this. According to researchers, 96.9% of individuals in coworking spaces felt more satisfied with their jobs. Additionally, 79.7% reported having better physical activity while 71.9% improved their concentration.

Naturally, the question sometimes gets asked: Can introverts survive in coworking spaces? Of course, the answer is a resounding “yes”. In fact, they can thrive there, too.

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“Introverts prefer lower-stimulation environments,” Susan Cain said in an interview with The Guardian. “That's where they feel at their most alive.”

A Harvard article entitled ‘Why People Thrive in Coworking Spaces’ reported on the uniqueness of communities formed within coworking offices.

“Socializing isn’t compulsory or forced,” the article reads. “Members can choose when and how to interact with others.”

In short, introverts feel more in control of their environment. Unlike traditional offices where they see the same workmates daily, it’s a different scenario when it comes to coworking. Coworkers usually don’t have to stay in the same spot.

New people come in all the time in coworking spaces, which reduces familiarity. Of course, some introverts may not feel comfortable with the idea of constantly being around lots of unfamiliar faces. Still, introverts who step outside their comfort zones get to reap the benefits of meeting other professionals. They get to expand their network as they sit beside experts from various industries.

You never know. Short, casual interactions can sometimes lead to business opportunities, possible collaborations, or even friendship with a fellow introvert. Moreover, a Global Coworking Survey indicated that 22% of coworking users identified themselves as introverts.

Everyone is welcome at TheFarmSoHo coworking spaces

Our coworking spaces here at TheFarmSoHo are highly-recommended to people of the entire spectrum of personalities, preferences, and budget range.

Not ready to commit to working from coworking spaces yet? Want to test the waters first? You can choose the Day Pass option. This gives you a full 24-hours of access to our location with a guaranteed desk in a shared workspace. You also get phone booth access plus unlimited coffee and tea.

Other than that, we also have the Hot Desk and Dedicated Desk packages. These are better alternatives if you plan on using coworking spaces for a longer time.

Meanwhile, a recent Google review accurately described the vibe in our coworking spaces.

A customer wrote that TheFarmSoHo has “a (cool) aesthetic” combined with “a rustic interior and tons of interior space.” And we agree. Ours is definitely very different compared with other establishments that use loud colors and designs. If quiet solitude is your thing, you’ll likely feel right at home with us.

Here at TheFarmSoHo, we believe that work “doesn’t have to feel like work.”   

Conclusion

Finally, we leave you with a quote from Jenn Granneman, author of The Secret Lives of Introverts: Inside Our Hidden World.

She said:

“Introverts live in two worlds: We visit the world of people, but solitude and the inner world will always be our home.”

Coworking spaces can be a safe haven for introverted individuals, too. They are great alternatives to working from home or if you’re traveling to different places.

So whether you’re an innovator, a freelancer or a budding entrepreneur, we’re here to help. Give us a call on (917) 722-5027 or send us an email via [email protected] for your inquiries and bookings. We’ll be delighted to serve you, so don’t think twice about getting in touch! 

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