Why Introverts Make Some of the Best Coworkers
By | McKenna Jaine | introvertdear.com
Don’t overlook your introvert coworker — they may be quiet, but they’ll make themselves known in other ways.
As an introvert in her mid-20s, I have learned that we live in a world where extroverts rule. I don’t mean that in a condescending sense. Rather, I’m talking about how outnumbered we are: for every single introvert, there are three extroverts. (In my humble opinion… no wonder we feel so drained.)
I’ve been working since I was 17 and have had roughly 10 jobs since then. This statement may make any authentic introvert cringe. After all, who wants to change jobs that often? We don’t like change! With each new job, we might have to learn a whole new set of skills, become acquainted with new faces (who we will see probably more than our own families), participate in dreaded small talk, introduce ourselves (again… and again… and again), and so on.
(Some) Perks of Switching Jobs Often
I will admit, it was not due to thrill-seeking that I changed jobs so often in my late teens/early 20s. It did help me emerge from my safety zone, and I did learn some interesting skills along the way, as well as meet some wonderful people.