My job as a corporate trainer involves teaching a six-hour-long class to adults who really kinda don’t want to be there all that much.
For this introvert, working in an open office is a waking nightmare. Productivity isn’t the only thing to suffer in a shared work space.
If you see an introvert engaged in a quiet activity like reading, writing, or playing a video game, it’s good practice to ask if they’re willing to talk.
Introverts often feel awkward promoting themselves during job interviews, and they may struggle to articulate their thoughts when put on the spot.
Scientists have noted that extroverts tend to focus on seeing and acquiring results, while introverts pay attention to the processes that deliver results.
The mood in the room immediately shifted. The comment “I’m an introvert” was enough to change her entire perception of me as a candidate for the position.
Finding a job that fits the needs of introverts can be tough. Lots of companies will expect employees to be as outgoing and sociable as possible.
You don’t want to be in the spotlight, and having to manage many employees can be mentally exhausting. That’s why I turned to freelancing.
It doesn’t make introverts jump for joy when we’re invited to a brainstorming session. However, with a little creativity, a brainstorming session can be different.
Being the only introvert in a room of five other people and vying for a spot on a competitive team is my idea of a nightmare.