Introverts & Extroverts: How do our Personality Preferences Impact Our Leadership? [Podcast]


[podcast src=”” height=”26″ width=”100%” placement=”top” theme=”mini”]Diversity is a beautiful thing. People, cultures, perspectives and ideas come in all shapes, sizes, colors and variations, adding tremendous depth and value the tapestry of life we’re all part of. And just like people, cultures, perspectives and ideas, personalities also come in all shapes, sizes, colors and variations. This, too, is a beautiful thing, However, problems tend to surface when we fail to understand and appreciate the diversity of personalities and how that diversity impacts and adds value to our environments, relationships and leadership styles.

In this month’s Group Talk, Carolyn Taketa talks with Amy Jackson and Tom Kang about learning to understand and appreciate the diversity in personality types and how finding value in the nuances of the various temperaments can help you shape effective ministry environments and experiences.

Amy Jackson is a managing editor at Christianity Today and oversees the websites,, and Gifted for Leadership. She has served as a small group minister and has a M.A. in Christian Formation and Ministry from Wheaton College. is a widely used resource for small group ministry leaders with 2.5 million page views per year. You can connect with Amy on Twitter @AmyKJackson.

Tom Kang is the Men’s Pastor at Saddleback Church where he provides point leadership for the men at their central campus in Lake Forest, CA. He was originally born and raised in NJ and most recently served as a Teaching Pastor & Campus Pastor at Liquid Church, before coming to Saddleback in 2015. You can connect with Tom on Twitter @kangsta and TheManlyMinute on YouTube.


  1. Great thoughts in this podcast. This is a very important issue to address.

    I would encourage introverts to gather their own groups. Introverts aren’t friendless, but they are uncomfortable with 12 strangers coming to their house or going to such a house. But, introverts have a handful of close friends. Give them the opportunity to do the study with these friends.

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