Tips to Help an Introvert Adjust to a New Job
There are countless ways to divide humans into groups (male/female, happy/sad, Type A/Type B….) but one that comes into play pretty often, especially on self help blogs, is INTROVERTS and EXTROVERTS. While it’s almost impossible to place people decisively into any groups (aside from gender, race, and blood type), most people do either fall directly under the heading introvert or extrovert – or, at the very least, lean more heavily toward one than the other.
Intorverts tend to keep to themselves more. While they are not remotely unfriendly and don’t lack in the personality department – introverts do not mind time with (or to) themselves. In fact, they prefer it! Extroverts, on the other hand, are generally the ones controlling as many conversations as possible. They thrive on being the center of both conversations and attention.
The first day of school or the first week at a new job presents two entirely different scenarios for introverts and extroverts. For extroverts, it’s “game on!” They usually approach such experiences as a welcome opportunity – “Let’s see how many people I can meet and how many conversations I can have today!”
But what about the introvert? The one who’d rather be at home curled up in their favorite chair with hot chocolate and a great mystery? These types of experiences can range anywhere from annoying to nauseating for someone who’s motto is “the fewer people, the better…. no people, the best!”
The infographic below can offer some much-needed encouragement along with priceless advice.
The advice can help you get through the day with your eye on the prize… your favorite chair, hot chocolate, and a great book at the end of the day!