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Being shy and being introverted are often used interchangeably. But many introverts do not define their personality as shy. Instead, introverts will tell you they can indeed interact and socialize comfortably with others, but it’s just not their preference.
The intro in the term introvert is the key. Introverts are typically very introspective : they spend a good deal of time in self-analysis. They examine their own thoughts, preferences, perceptions, and observations to gauge their life’s direction and make life choices..
The first piece of advice to introverts who aim to develop a forceful personality is to accept your personality type and work with it. Don’t try to change the basic tenets of your personality.
You don’t need to become an extrovert. Don’t try to become a social butterfly or the life of the party! Any such attempt is bound to explode at some point, as it will take way too much effort and energy to keep up the facade.
Instead, mold the star qualities you possess. Work hard to strengthen your positive characteristics and keep your weaknesses in check. Become an expert in areas you care about.
Another way that introverts can quietly become take-charge leaders and display a strong personality is by using active listening .
Active listening is the ability to focus full attention on what is being communicated, such that you remember all of it and can ask questions. This ensures you have a full understanding of the information presented and its intent.
This shows the person you are interacting with that you are engaged and aware of what they are trying to communicate; building trust and alliance.
Introverts will admit that they are not spontaneous individuals. Instead, they respond more effectively when they can prepare and plan. This is strength, so use it!
Document your ideas, thoughts, and concerns. Don’t be afraid or ashamed to analyze your efforts. Map out the steps that lead to “how” for those things you desire to accomplish. But remain cognizant so that you don’t go overboard or get mired in details and stress on potential obstacles.
When your analysis gets too complicated, breathe. Step away from it, and remind yourself that simple is best. Still, be sure to prepare as much
Introverts prefer one-on-one interactions or small group socializing. So, solidify and bolster advocacy by using some skills we previously discussed (active listening, expertise building, and preparation ).
You should take hold of every opportunity for individual exchange to sort out those with whom you are most comfortable, and with whom (based on your assessment ) you are not only compatible with, but feel a natural affinity.
Once you have done that, cultivate strong relationships with these individuals .
Recharging andreplenishing are activities that many introverts need to do in solitude so that they do NOT become overwhelmed.
The recharging effort helps bring introverts back to a calm state where they feel rejuvenated and ready to face the ongoing challenge of socializing and interacting in a group or social situations.
Introverts should try to set specific recharge times and opportunities for themselves. But you must be honest with yourself and never use the need to recharge to avoid interaction or socializing. While your solitude is necessary, you have too much to offer to hide out from wor
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