Challenges with Working with High I
I am a High I & High D and I am currently working in a project where I am working closely with another High I - for the sake of this discussion, lets call him Andy.
Andy is more senior than I and it has been a struggle to work with him. We get on well personally and work extremely well when it is just the two of us. The issue comes when we are in meetings with others - being a High I, Andy is very vocal and speak 50 words when 2 would do. He is very enthusiastic and if a question has been asked, does not wait a second before speaking...
I feel as if we are fighting for air time. When I get the floor and I am addressing a point - he finishes my sentences and buts in. As a result of all of this, I find myself talking a passive role in meeting and fading into the background.
The project that we are working on at the moment is extremely important to the company (Fortune Top 10 firm) and consequently there are lots of senior managers present. As a consequence of "fading into the background" - I feel that I am not maximising the opportunity to shine.
I have provided him with feedback on this and he has accept it and changes his behaviour - but it is often not long before he is back on it again. It is has become a routine - provide him with feedback and that will give me 1-2 days of 'normal' behaviour.
So the question I have to you all is - what can I do to remedy this situation.