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How to Be Quiet and Fierce at the Same Time

By | Maria Isabel Campos |

Confidence isn’t just for extroverts.

If you’re an introvert like me, I’m sure you’ve heard that dreaded phrase: “You’re so quiet, like a mouse.” 

I never know how to respond. My first reaction is to look my interlocutor straight in the eyes while I breathe in slowly. I try not to make it obvious that I’m gathering as much patience as I can for the interaction that will inevitably follow. 

One time, at a job, some coworkers discussed how I was “quiet like a mouse” right in front of me. In another job, out of the blue, three coworkers asked me (one at a time) why I was so quiet, on the same day. By the time coworker No. 3 came into my office, I was considering putting up a sign saying, “I’m an introvert. It’s just my personality.”

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