Friday, November 23, 2012

Agile for Introverts?

"Extraversion tends to be manifested in outgoing, talkative, energetic behavior, whereas introversion is manifested in more reserved, quiet, shy behavior." from Extraversion and Introversion

Making introvert software developers do agile development drives them insane because introverts just do not want to work that way.  The cognitive dissonance is incredible.  It is not humane to ask introverted people to behave a certain way just so they can meet some arbitrary concept of what doing good work means.  And then all the best guys finally give up and quit and the only ones left are the extroverts who can't code.

Here  After the Gold Rush are some statistics about the percentage of introverts amongst software developers.

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