Your front-row seat to the foibles, failures, faceplants (and who knows, maybe even a few FTWs) of a socially awkward nerd living in a socially wired world.
It turns out that extroverts contribute less than team members expect and the contributions they do make are not valued highly over time. Neurotics, by contrast, are motivated to work hard on behalf of their teams, who wind up appreciating their efforts, in part because they exceed everyone’s expectations. […]
Completely unsurprising to any HSP, who is probably accustomed to being the office “dark horse” who quietly becomes indispensable.
SXSW is a dream for extroverts, but it can be a challenge for introverts who know (in theory) that they should be out mingling, but feel overwhelmed by the crowds, the strangers, and the incredibly loud music everywhere.
It’s very hard to function when grating stimuli assault your senses, and you’re in a constant state of overwhelm. Suggestions for leading a more satisfying life when you’re surrounded by a cacophony of sounds and other big-city stress.
As the conversation about introversion has swept our culture in the last year, it has been common to say that introverts are great listeners. The more I’ve thought about listening, the less sure I am about that. I suspect that introverts often have the appearance of listening but not always the substance.