Being introverted means you may be quieter, but it doesn’t mean you have to be any less successful in business. You can be quietly successful and be more effective at work, despite an extrovert bias that seems to exist in the business world.
There are many perceptions of what an introvert is/ does/ how they act, most of them are completely wrong (and negative). The articles on this page are about those perceptions, what tactics can you use and how can you improve yourself whilst still being you? Scroll down for articles about introversion. .
Ideas to be quietly successful
As well as the free ideas on this page, this site offers support for introverts in business. What support is best for you?
How to become quietly successful?
The biggest tip I’ve taken from interviewing many successful introverts, is that if you’re introverted to be yourself and use your strengths; don’t try to be like an extrovert. As you’re an introvert, that implies you’ll be quietly successful.
Articles about being quietly successful.
Here’s a selection of articles that you may find useful.
They’re not useful because you want to stop being introverted, but because you want to be brilliant at being who you are, harness your introvert super-powers and “deal with” some of the issues relating to extrovert strengths.
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What makes something funny, how could you use humour at work - whether extrovert OR introvert? This episode features a discussion with Jeremy Nicholas.
I was recently given a piece of very useful feedback and really appreciated it – even though it was unsolicited. There are three interesting things about the experience. However, first I would like to thank the person involved. I’d like to thank them for taking the...
Horse "manure", the transport system and decrapifying work. This episode has a discussion with Colin Newlyn. PLUS - are you authentic?
Can introverts make good negotiators, or is negotiation about tough guy behaviours meaning it's incompatible with introversion? An interview with negotiation expert Derek Arden.
This episode explores mental barriers and introversion in a discussion with Siobhan Fox.