I am unable to think or speak clearly on the spot. Like many introverts, I need a little time to think things through before responding.
What if being an introvert isn’t actually a shameful part of ourselves that we have to cover up?
Kids would start shouting over each other as they competed for the floor. Unwilling to shout or interrupt, this introvert couldn’t get a word in.
When my colleague brought up the idea of moving to a collaboration-based model, this highly sensitive introvert began to panic.
If you’re a highly sensitive person in a caring profession, like teaching, counseling, or health care, you know just how heavy the day can be.
For the most part, you work on large chunks of projects independently.
Camp counselors. You know the type: loud, energetic, and overly friendly. Camp, as a workplace, is ideal for extroverts — and repellant to introverts.
People always tell me it’s okay to be nervous for a job interview. I nod along because I don’t feel like explaining to them just how hard it is for me.
Society has a cultural bias against introverts — and unfortunately, our schools are no exception. Arranging your classroom to suit introverts can be done.
As my career progressed, each position stretched me in ways that allowed me to grow significantly, personally, and professionally.