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I started a new job in industry as a Business Analyst. In a very shy person who usually stays very quiet in meetings when I don’t have anything to contribute. But l met with one of my leaders today who told me he had hired me because he thinks I’m a go-getter, negotiator & outspoken. Which I may have come across this way during the interview because I had to sell myself. Now I’m feeling like I’m not good for the role...I can’t all of a sudden just be outspoken! Any help/advice on how to deal?

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You can start by asking questions which signal that you're engaged. Then, start throwing out your ideas for consideration - whether they are foolish or not. People will evaluate you over a longer period of time. Overtime, things you do become habit. I find that when I don't verbally engage, my learning is stunted and people's perception becomes my reality.

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Thank you, this is helpful! I guess it’s all about practicing until it becomes a reality.

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