Introvert or Extrovert…Dogma Debunked
A friend on WordPress said she was an introvert and that’s why she wasn’t being recognized. It’s true introverts have to do double the work than those networking kings and have to prove themselves so many times more than those who make a lot of noise but from experience, I can say that if you’re great at your work, your work will speak for you. The climb uphill takes always a little longer for an introvert but if you’re happy being one then that’s one of the sacrifices you have to make. But success will come. Don’t worry!
Two years ago, we had an Iftar party (a get-together held during the Holy month of Ramadan to break fast) given by the office. The moment I heard of it, I had butterflies in my stomach. I hated these social events…they were simply taxing. But I had to go because I was one of the few who had been invited from my organisation. My boss who happened to be the CEO of the company (and who had joined a year ago) coaxed me into going. I went with a colleague of mine who is a social butterfly. We met people, talked, enjoyed the evening and left.
The next day after a presentation I made to a few departments (at which the CEO was present), he called me in to tell me that the presentation was great and asked me how the party was. I replied “ok…good”. He smiled and said ” You’re the classic…
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