Contrary to general conceptions, being outgoing or assertive is not the only way to excel in our careers. In fact, many great leaders, innovators and artists are (or were) introverts.
As a child who was a serious introvert, I can empathize with those who are. It’s not a choice; rather, it’s what comes naturally. As such, group activities at school were, at times, more a source of anxiety than anything else. Over the years, my introversion lessened and eventually became a thing of the past.
However, that is not the case for many introverts.
In this blog, I’ll examine these challenges, and, more importantly, explore some solutions.
Common Misconceptions About Introverts in the Corporate Environment
Some common misconceptions about introverts, particularly in the context of the corporate environment, are:
- They don’t exhibit strong leadership skills.
- They are disengaged or uninterested.
- They don’t like their job or their colleagues.
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