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Well, this is clearly going against the spirit of this bowl! This bowl exists for people who are pro at being comfortable in it without talking to anyone and still liking them all.

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Hi fellow introverts, I'm 2 years into consulting and just feel like it's not sustainable for me long term.. but I don't know what other kinds of jobs to look at and apply for. Any pointer… more

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Wow.

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Do you think introverts are discriminated against in the workplace?

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Anyone struggling with interviewing and think its partly due to being an introvert? I continue to make it to final rounds always losing out to another candidate, no feedback given. I’m qualified for t… more

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How do you 🐠 maintain good relationships with your counselees? Since I’ve been on parental leave my counselee said they wanted to permanently switch to the person who was covering for me. Feels like… more

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Hello fellow introverts! How is 2022 treating you all so far? I am eagerly seeking for an exit out of consulting :)

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When I get mild anxiety during a conversation I press my thumb agains one of my other fingers and it helps me relax a bit. Does anybody else do this? 😭

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Hello fellow introverts! Instead of talking to people I have an Instagram account to shout my opinions about books into the void. Id love it if any of you would be willing to take a look and give me f… more

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Thanksgiving dinner underway... I ducked out to take an extended trip to powder my nose. Anyone else hiding from unwanted chatter?! 😎

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🙄🙄

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Very very quiet bowl here. Is this a bunch of introverts here or something?
Couldn't we have a conversation amongst ourselves?
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What advantages have you gained from being an introvert in consulting?

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Switched jobs recently taking a 20% pay cut to have permanent remote work option anywhere in the US! 😊 Much happier now.

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Now as we're going back to normal life I've realized that, more than ever before, I absolutely hate gigantic, slow dinners with a firey passion. Could be family, coworkers, whoever...I look f… more

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I often ask this question to myself. Am I wasting time being an introvert in a big 4 consulting firm. Can I ever become a partner being an introvert ? I am great at what I do / delivering projects. Bu… more

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Anyone else so used to working at home that they would quit if forced to work in an office? 🙋🏼‍♀️

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I feel like I’m overlooked a lot because I like to think that my work stands for itself — so I tend not to network as much. Does anyone have any tips on getting better about putting yourself out there… more

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Idk why but I seem to have phobia for self introduction, not that I have nothing to say but I just get super nervous doing self intro in front of big group! SOS any solutions?? 💔

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Fellow introverts, I know social situations might make us a little anxious but I get very anxious about inviting ppl over. Like it bothers me for days beforehand - I get cranky and become a Debby down… more

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Hi friends - Any tips for networking? I find it challenging to overcome that introverted energy that often gets in the way of putting yourself out there and connecting with new people/opportunities.

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Going to a big party to meet my husbands friends, small talk advice? Everyone will be drunk and I’m not a big drinker.

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Any advice on reaching out to a colleague you admire for mentorship? There’s a manager in my onboarding class who always asks intelligent questions and really seems to have her life together- I wanted… more

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My practice director just met with me to go over firm development and she also added comments about how “vibrant and social” I was 😂

I truly feel like consulting has given me a different p… more

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I so want to look for a new job but the idea of starting from scratch someplace new just seems terrifying. Anyone else in the same boat?

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Does anyone feel nervous to some extent whenever you need to speak in a meeting? Even if it is not a big or important meeting and people are friendly? I know it is irrational but just cannot seem to g… more

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Hey everyone! I’m currently in my last year as a consultant and I’ve just been riddled with anxiety because of my job. I feel I’m not assertive enough to make manger, and have been struggling to work … more

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In some situations I think I’m pretty socially awkward, particularly I never know what to say when someone mentions a family member passing. I was on a video call with 2 project team members and at th… more

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Just accepted an offer and starting at my new firm soon. But I am dreading reaching out to Partners and other leaders in my group to let them know I am leaving. Any tips on how to not make the convers… more

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Does anybody else suffer from severe social anxiety? Any coping mechanisms?

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Any of you take time off to get a break from all the talking and meetings?

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Good jobs for introverts? So over consulting.

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Need some advice on how to word an email to someone I’m not very close to (mgr<) asking if they have internal work that I can help with. Thanks.

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Just finished a big client presentation with several partners on the call as well. Time to sleep and recover the entire weekend lol. The stress/anxiety from these types of events wear me out.

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Happy holidays, fellow introverts! Hope you find time to decompress in between family conversations, even if it’s hiding in the bathroom for a few minutes to re-energize.

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What are some job opportunities for introverted people who don’t want to talk to people all day? I’m a BA now & I get so anxious and drained before every convo. Would QA testing be a good route? I… more

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