Lisa Petrilli remembers when hired as an Executive Leadership Trainer for a Fortune 500 company she worked for she was given the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator instrument and discovered she was an introvert. "This didn’t surprise me at all, but it did bother me when I was told that most CEOs and elected officials have, historically, been tall, male, extraverts. As a quite petite, female, introvert I felt a bit doomed. ...It’s vitally important for introverts who wish to be in leadership roles to understand how their introversion is viewed by others, how it may impact teams, and to work to overcome additional challenges."