I'm not very good with small talk. I remember watching someone at work who always seemed to be chatting up a storm with anyone
As an introvert myself, I can attest to the advantage of working alone. I'm most creative when left to my own devices; I can work for longer without feeling drained and I generally enjoy it much more.
For many years I believed that I wasn't a very confident person. This was mainly based on the idea that I had of what confidence was. From school onwards we are taught that to be confident is to be the child that always puts their hand up in class, the one that volunteers to read the next chapter out loud in English lesson, or takes the lead in group activities.
Being an introvert isn't easy, especially when you spend your entire school life being told that you need to participate more in class, stop being so shy, or (my favourite) come out of your shell. What schools don't understand is that the preference for quiet, less stimulating environments is not an affliction, it is a character trait shared by nearly half the population.
Here are my top seven tips on how to write quiet emails which convey our point just as Klee used muted paints to revolutionize the art of his time - (Bauhaus period) yet still make us sit up and take note.
There needs to be a compromise when recruiting talent. It isn't convincing to think of individuals as wholly introverted or extroverted. We need diverse, balanced workforces that accommodate different styles of working and different ways of talking.