In my opinion, one of the best things about work is finding “your people”. It’s easier than it sounds if you think about it; in the hiring process The Company will hire people who are a good cultural fit and will get along.
How do you know when you’ve found your people? I think it’s when you need a break from the office grind, to get a hit of caffeine; and you like someone you work with or a personal level enough to ask them to escape the office with you…
Seeing groups of workers out grabbing a coffee makes me feel nostalgic. Nostalgic for the times I used to be in those crowds because truth is, I didn’t do it very much. Don’t get me wrong, I like people and I like coffee. But as an introvert, my need for a coffee during office hours was borne out of a need for me to get out and recharge my batteries… So I wonder whether people who invite others to join them to grab a coffee are extroverts – they get their energy from being around people.
Are you a social coffee-getter or less social (like me) and do you think it has anything to do with where you are on the spectrum of introversion/extroversion?