By definition, according to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment of personality types, a person with an introverted personality preference focuses their attention and energy towards the inside world of reflection and thoughts.
What this means is that an introverted person recharges their energy and regains their focus by spending time alone, reading, reflecting, relaxing, and socializing with a small group of intimate, close connections.
No wonder introverted women are not fond at all of “traditional” networking. Here are the top 4 reasons why:
- You feel like you need to make small talk that leaves you feeling “fake”
- You don’t know what to say when you’re put on the spot
- You feel awkward when put under the spotlight and have to talk about your businesses
- You don’t want to have to sell yourself and convince others to become your clients….your work should speak out for itself
Which one of these resonated with you the most? Or, do you have other reasons you want to add? Add them in the comments below……….
Does this mean we are hopeless networkers who have no hope of winning business? Of course not, we just need to learn to change the way we network so that it suits us, is equally effective and still is authentic and real to us!
The ability to mingle doesn’t come naturally to us all. Here’s a 7-step tried and tested process to help you muddle through :
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