Are you an introvert?

by Michele on January 26, 2011

If so, come out of hiding and treat yourself right!

I read this article this morning on how to care for an introvert, and in addition to giving tips on how to care for an introvert, there’s great information introverts can use to care for themselves.  Have a read and come back to the rest of the post.

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2003/03/caring-for-your-introvert/2696/

First of all, let me say that I am an introvert.  If you know me in real life, that may be shocking because I’m social, have friends, love to talk and even love public speaking.  But as pointed out in the article, there’s a lot of incorrect ideas about what an introvert is.  I’m not shy, housebound or miserable.  I am exactly like the introvert described in the article.  When I do social things, I need lots of time by myself to recover.  There’s a limit to how many social events I can do in a day or a weekend.

You can tie this into your business by making sure your business aligns with your natural, comfortable personality type.  I love working one-on-one with people, but only have so much energy for that.  I realized late last year that I was spending too much time working one-on-one with people, and now I’m leading group programs and working on information products as well as working with just a few one-on-one clients.

Does your current business work for your personality?  If you are an introvert, are you draining yourself by spending too much time with people?  If you are an extrovert, are you feeling like you’re missing out because you spend too much time working alone at home?  Have you adjusted your business to a better mix for you?  If so, tell me about it in the comments.

If you recognize yourself here and want to adjust your business accordingly, let’s talk!  Click here to schedule a free strategy session.

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  2. My virtual assistance/web design business is perfect for me as an introvert. I do most of my business via email, rather than over the phone, and I rarely meet with clients or prospects in person.

    1. Michele says:

      Janet, great example of building a business that works for you. I consider myself an introvert, but I’m very social. I love to go out, love public speaking and events. The thing I have to keep in mind is that they take a toll on me that they wouldn’t take on extroverts, so I need to plan some quiet time to recover.

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