On episode #15 of the Introvert Unbound Podcast, Wes talks with Jim Saunders, author of Introvert Shine: Career-Boosting Communication Hacks to Speak Confidently and Build Your Network, about how introverts can succeed in the workplace.
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On episode #11 of the Introvert Unbound Podcast, Wes Colton & Regina Hopkins LPC discuss the difference between becoming a more social introvert vs. putting on a fake “extrovert” persona.
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– by Wes Colton, Introvert Unbound
One of the biggest introvert pet peeves is “small talk.” That’s usually because deep-delvers such as ourselves don’t want to waste our precious social energy on petty topics like weather or sports scores, but instead connect on issues that matter to us.
This quest for meaning is one of introverts’ most admirable traits. Unfortunately, with most people, it’s not always possible to get into such weighty matters right off the bat. For example, it comes across as a little weird to introduce yourself for the first time to a stranger and then immediately ask, “So, do you think there’s such a thing as pure good and evil?”
When people get together with strangers, they’re sussing one another out. So it’s understandable that a lot of folks are wary about baring their souls to people they don’t know the first thing about. And that’s really what small talk is about.
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