The Psychology of Engineers: a Talk on Introversion/Extroversion and Flow

As an engineer, I have always been curious about why people, and especially other engineers, behave the way they do. How do engineers get “in the zone” when coding and why do they like it so much? Why are so many engineers (including myself) so averse to holding meetings?

This curiosity led me to research two topics, Introversion/Extroversion and Flow. I presented them at an internal tech talk at Shutterstock called “The Psychology of Engineers.” The talk generated enough interest and discussion that I recorded a version to share it more widely.  It is embedded below and runs for 19 minutes.

The slides are available on SpeakerDeck.  Please share your thoughts and feedback on the talk in the comments or on Twitter via @shuttertech.