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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 personality… 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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Recent college grad, new to consulting, just found this bowl and am so glad to see it because I have been having a lot of anxiety about my career being an introvert. Do you find that this has been a… more

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Have several 1:1s scheduled tomorrow with a manager and some peers at a new job (industry). Trying to not be too nervous & I already wrote out questions I want to ask to get to know them better &a… more

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Thinking about moving soon but dreading interviews. At every mid/end year assessment or for promotion I’m told I massively undersell myself. I just can’t do the talking myself up stuff. I can talk my … more

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Any tips how to lead workshops? I find it much easier in person as I’m quite personable (despite awkward in social scenarios!). For virtual workshops, I feel like I just present a load of information … more

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My Best friend is getting engaged coming Tuesday and my leave is not getting approved. My manager is on leave herself (Mngr got married two days ago, to her boss) and she is not approving my leave, s… more

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I’ve started a new role but I’m so introverted I’m now getting anxiety about taking ownership and leading aspects of my product and doing a good job . I don’t know how to get over it. Has anyone else … more

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How do you all get prepared for meetings that you have to lead and get decisions made? I hate them with a passion and do better one-on-one with a client than a group.

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How do you stand out on virtual recruitment social /networking on Zoom or Teams? I’ve prepared a 60seconds elevator pitch with a fun fact about me to be memorable. What kind of questions do you ask fo… more

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I’m seriously considering going back to a small business I used to work for. Being in 2 large back to back consulting firms has given me so much anxiety and I’m fearing now depression. I’m so stressed… more

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So I signed up to go somewhere more remote with a good friend of mine and her friends for a week so we can relax while WFH in a different environment. Now she can’t go and I’m starting to dread the tr… more

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My senior manager told me the other day that those who are aggressive and domineering are the ones who get promoted; not the quiet, introverted ones. Maybe it’s because I work at Deloitte?

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Anyone on here who wants to practice being social ? Sometimes I wonder what else to chat about besides weather? Sports are dead at the moment and political views can divide so what other topics do you… more

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Bf & I live in different cities, so due to remote work he comes over for longer periods of time. He was supposed to stay all week + the long weekend but today I was just so drained and on edge I t… more

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