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The Quiet Achiever & Leader

According to Myers Briggs, I’m an introvert. This actually surprised a few people (friends and colleagues included) but not me – I’ve always been a bit shy and reserved. I’m happy in my own company and find crowds and meeting new people overwhelming. Sure, I can be the life of the party, give a presentation and mingle and network with the best of them – but I find it draining and regenerate afterwards by spending quiet time by myself. It became pretty clear to me fairly early on that schools, employers and the corporate world in general recognise and reward extroverted behaviour much quicker than the subtler introverted approach. Susan Cain talks about this divide between introverts and extroverts in her ...