I’ll admit: I’m a textbook introvert, a INFJ.
Give me a good book, my family, a great friend and I’m happy.
Susan Cain wrote a great book on the power of being an introvert: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
It is a misconception that only extroverted people can be leaders.
Everyone can be a leader but introverts express their leadership qualities in a different way.
You might not feel comfortable going out to large parties or social gathering but you will be really good at one on one interaction with people.
So every character trait can be turned into a strength.
For example, I don’t like public speaking but I love to talk to people personally andne-on-one.
That is why I love to do coaching.
Rather than doing group coaching or giving talks or speeches, I prefer to work with people one on one.
So learn your own style and preference and use that to your own advantage.
Cherish your uniqueness and the unique way you are going to express your talents and strengths.
Don’t force yourself to be an extrovert if you are not one. Being a “fake” will never lead to success and people can tell if you are sincere or not.
Rather accept who you are: introvert or extrovert.
It is your own happiness that is important.
Not what others think.
Want to know if you are an introvert? Take this quiz
Listen to this inspiring TED Talk by Susan Cain: