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Introverted Consultants

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Discuss here how to survive and thrive in consulting as an introvert

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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Anyone start a new job remotely recently? I’m worried I won’t be able to connect with my new colleagues as well as I would in person. It’s already tough for me to “put myself out there” but it always … more

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How do you want to be dealt with in workplace and in a relationship? I am a part of this bowl to adjust better with my SO who is extremely Introverted

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My challenge is that I seem more extroverted over emails/texts than I actually am. Anyone else?

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I hate leading large meetings after 2-3pm. I always feel so relieved once the meeting is over that my brain thinks the day is done. But I usually have a bunch of follow up work to do 😑

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Any one in here an introvert, but also have an avoidant personality?

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Introverts or otherwise, if you've joined a new team or organisation during the pandemic, how are you getting along with your new team mates? What are you doing to make friends/connections at wor… more

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Has anyone done Toastmasters and has it helped you as an introverted consultant?

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Any shy leads/managers on here? I am a shy/anxious introvert who always has to practice in order to be seen as an extrovert. I’ve strayed away from lead or manager opportunities in the past because it… more

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Bad part of being laid off: many many interviews (and of course lack of job). Silver lining: no more virtual company happy hours! I do not miss the pressure to participate.

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Imagine presenting an idea and then watching all the extroverts hijack it while you fade into the background.... Extremely frustrating.

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Who successfully avoids turning on their Zoom video for most meetings? I always use the excuse of weak internet connection, and it usually works 🤔😏

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It me

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When I was younger, I used to be able to speak in public just fine. Now that I am older, I get a sort of paralysis where my face is super hot, I can't remember anything of what I wanted to say and… more

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I have 4 back to back meetings where I’m facilitating today. I’m exhausted and anxious thinking about it 😖

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Does anyone else just lay in bed for a few minutes after leading a client meeting

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How do you all sleep at night? I feel like the more free time I have, for example, right before I fall asleep, the more time I have to think about things like how everyone eventually dies and everythi… more

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My SO will put me on the spot sometimes (he is an extrovert) and say just talk to me (it will just be us two). He generally talks a lot and me so much. The second he says that my mind goes blank and f… more

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Having a pleasant conversation with my wife. Wife: We should IG live this conversation. People would love it. Me:

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The fact that I got a prompt from fishbowl telling me to 'level up' by starting a convo in the introverted consultants bowl is hilarious to me. Do they not understand how introverts work?

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WFH from wherever until January 2021 was announced for us yesterday! 😀🙃🙂🙃🙂 Introvert heaven. 💫

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Any folks have tips of navigating connecting with colleagues while WFH when it’s potentially awkward and debilitating? 🥴

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Networking tips for introverts.

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Is it a bad to tell new case team members you’re a little more introverted? We do these team normings in the beginning of projects and I’ve mentioned that I’m more introverted to help them understand … more

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During WFH, have you made efforts to reach out to colleagues only to have it be awkward af / makes you want to crawl into a hole?

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When meeting (new) people I am super comfortable in 1:1s but as soon as the group gets bigger, social anxiety kicks in.. has gotten a lot better but still having felt ever since and still feeling some… more

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What are some high paying jobs best for introverts? Hating all the meetings and presentation in consulting...but not interested in coding or data science...would prefer something more creative and vis… more

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Sounds about right

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Frank admissions of the day... Things I do not miss: Going to the office. Seeing coworkers. Getting dressed up in uncomfortable gear. Doing stupid team activities after work. 💐 Gifts of Covid era!!

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Hello fellow introverts! I have a slew of video interviews coming up later this week. I’ve done one video interview in the past and it went very well because I was able to connect with the interviewer… more

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Does anyone else have terrible phone anxiety? I’m trying to switch firms, and need to call my VERY unresponsive recruiter at a new firm and I’m super anxious about it :( I wrote out a whole script and… more

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