The default when you're starting at a new job or career is to bend over backwards to accommodate others. That's not a bad idea if they're very senior and are doing a favor for you. But you may have more control than you think. You can suggest options that work best for you, including at times of day when you're sharpest or meeting in quieter locations.
- For all of us, there are some environments…where we feel especially comfortable…and some where we might feel a bit on edge.…Obviously, if you're looking to do your best work…or build relationships with people,…it's a good idea to try to maximize the time…you spend in favorable environments.…And it's especially important for introverts,…who need to manage the social energy…they're putting out into the universe.…But how can you optimize your ability to choose…introvert-friendly environments?…You might feel like you don't have a ton of control…over the places where you're working or meeting with folks.…
Certainly, the default when you're starting in a new job…or career is to bend over backwards to accommodate others.…If they suggest XYZ place, then that's where you go.…And that's not a bad idea if you really don't know…your way around or if the person…is very senior and much busier than you are.…It's appropriate to work around…their schedules and preferences.…But you may have more control than you think.…Oftentimes, a colleague might suggest a meeting place…
- Identify the essential feature of introversion.
- Recognize the primary personal cost to consider when prioritizing network events.
- Recall the key characteristic of a useful commonality.
- Explain how to manage social energy while still fulfilling obligations.
- Summarize how to meaningfully engage other introverts during a conference lasting an extended period of time.