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Like in a computer hard disk, information that is retained for long periods of time is in our long-term memory and is not easy to recall reflexively, as it is outside our conscious awareness.
Our short-term memory (also called working memory or active memory) is smaller in size and recalls information in an instant.
Introverts seem to favour long-term memory over short-term memory.
Due to the way their brains are wired, introverts make great writers, able to express themselves in a more comfortable and relaxed manner, as they take their own time to build a great story or narrative.
Many introverts prefer text messages or email over phone calls, and are great at journaling and blogging.
Stress, anxiety and any sort of pressure to divulge, recall or remember certain information can be a mental lock, interfering with memory.
When your mind goes blank, one can try the following:
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Shyness in itself is quite common and normal, but it can become a problem if it develops into social anxiety where you avoid things that need to be done. You might not be able to talk to people at work or have difficulties socializing.
All it means is that some people recharge when they are by themselves (introverts).
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Focus your execution efforts on the things you're skilled at and hire or outsource the other things.
Work with people who are good at what they do, so you can be good at what you do.