Introverts are often "think before they speak" people. Use this to your advantage, especially if some of your other colleagues are the opposite. Don’t succumb to thinking you have to be fast and loud. Cultivate the reputation of someone who is thoughtful and worth listening to, and here are some strategies to do that.
- Introversion isn't as flashy as extroversion.…You may be a little quieter.…You may not go out and party as much.…You may not have as many buddies at the office.…But if you try to play the extroverts game,…forcing yourself to go out and socialize…when you don't want to, it's never going to work for you…because people will be able to sense…your reluctance and discomfort.…But here's something that can and will work for you.…Being yourself.…When you own your introversion,…and you're confident making decisions…about what's right for you,…turning down the invitation to the huge party,…and inviting them out for tea, one-on-one instead,…you're able to show people who you are,…and what you're capable of on your own terms.…
You're managing your energy,…which means you can show up at your best…and building rapport,…so you can form deep, thoughtful connections.…To succeed, you don't have to be fast and loud.…Instead, use your introvert powers…to cultivate a reputation as someone who's thoughtful…and worth listening to.…As a talented professional, who happens to be an introvert,…
- 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.