Can You Guess the Introverted Leader?

by Jennifer Kahnweiler, Ph.D.

Abraham LincolnIntroverts are leaders. Here is just a sampling of famous introverts. Taken from observation and commonly held opinion. Do you have any to add to the list?

Famous Introverted Leaders

  1. Head of the most well-known soup company in the world.
  2. A female CEO whose company helps women looks their best.
  3. A global philanthropist who founded a company located in Redmond, Washington.
  4. His social media site has more than 750 million users.
  5. The French female scientist who discovered radium.
  6. The film director has a reputation for innovative special effects.
  7. The 16th U.S. president of the U.S.
  8. The American humorist who wrote two bestsellers about boys getting into mischief.
  9. An Indian leader who practiced non-violent protest.
  10. A Swiss psychoanalyst whose personality theory inspired the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).



1. Doug Conant

2. Andrea Jung

3. Bill Gates

4. Mark Zuckerberg

5. Marie Curie

6. Steven Spielberg

7. Abraham Lincoln

8. Mark Twain

9. Mahatma Gandhi

10. Carl Jung

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