introvert: Introvert Tip #2 - Always Offer Your Hand First - 05/04/07 02:17 AM
Any extrovert reading this is gonna go "HUH? Well, DUH" (extroverts can be so well-spoken - said with a smile).
However, I bet some of you Ntros are going to relate.
Have you ever been introduced to someone... who didn't offer their hand in greeting... and you didn't offer yours... and the relationship went downhill from there?
It happens to me all the time and I hate it. Maybe I just wasn't versed in the social graces as a child, but I really think that it's due to my Ntro personality. I almost always wait for the other person to initiate a handshake and … (13 comments)

introvert: May I Quote You, My New Ntro friends? - 05/01/07 03:16 AM
I'm working on my third book... as of today entitled something like... "Sell with Soul for the Reluctant Salesperson: The Introvert's Guide to a Wildly Successful Sales Career"
I've already found lots of terrific material in the posts here, with more added every day. I'd like to ask your permission to use YOUR brilliance in my book, with or without credit, as you prefer.
The original Sell with Soul took me three years to write, so don't look for this new book on the shelves anytime soon. But I will certainly keep you posted.
Please let me know your thoughts!
Jennifer
 www.sellwithsoul.com
copyright Jennifer Allan 2007
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introvert: Tips for Reluctant Prospectors - Stay IN Your Comfort Zone! - 04/25/07 04:32 AM
The sales gurus tell you to step outside your comfort zone. Take that first painful step. Push yourself to do the things you'd rather not.
Makes sense, I s'pose.
But is it really necessary? Maybe not.
Frankly, I think I'm pretty darn cool just the way I am, without stepping out of my zone. I think that I can be me, and succeed just fine.
Don't wanna cold call? So don't. If you don't wanna, you'll probably suck at it anyway. Call your mother instead.
Don't wanna hunt for FSBO's? Join the club. Meet three friends for brunch or bang out … (34 comments)

introvert: Caring for Your Introvert -Updated - 04/21/07 02:07 AM
Here's a great article about US and how to love us properly...
(by the way, don't miss the part that says we're "gifted".)
Caring for Your Introvert
By Jonathan Rauch, The Atlantic Online, reprinted with permission
The subtitle of this article as it appeared in the March, 2003 issue of the Atlantic Monthly is "the habits and needs of a little-understood group." It is a humorous and informative piece by the self-confessed introverted author.
Do you know someone who needs hours alone every day? Who loves quiet conversations about feelings or ideas, and can give a dynamite presentation to a big audience, but seems awkward … (7 comments)

introvert: Celebrating the Introvert Within - 04/21/07 02:01 AM
A New Group at Active Rain!!
http://activerain.com/groups/introverts
What's the Difference Between an Extrovert and an Introvert? An Extrovert is someone who gets his or her energy from being around others; an Introvert is someone who is energized by being alone. Conversely, when an Extrovert is left alone for long periods of time, he becomes lethargic. An Introvert will be exhausted and drained after a day of social interaction.
I'm an introvert. INTJ, for those of you familiar with Myer's Briggs. And I'm finally proud of it. Contrary to popular belief, an introvert is not necessarily shy, withdrawn or unfriendly, we're just... sometimes socially uncomfortable. Small … (56 comments)

introvert: Real Estate in Jammies (part two) - 01/26/07 11:13 PM
(To read Part One, Click Here)
... In retrospect, I realize that the ability to work from home changed my life. For the first time, I truly flourished and discovered a creative side to myself I'd never known existed. Being somewhat shy and a bit of a privacy freak, working in an office made me feel self-conscious and ‘on display' all the time. And it was so distracting! I need peace and quiet to focus. I need a sense of privacy to recharge my batteries. Surrounded by chatter, I feel myself getting anxious and frazzled. But that's just me.
The other … (3 comments)

introvert: Real Estate in Jammies? (part one) - 01/26/07 10:35 PM
Should you work from home or from a real estate office?
For some, the answer is obvious. The majority of salespeople prefer the busyness and chaos of an office. They need the social interaction and would be unproductive at home. They claim that they can't work from home because they'd be too distracted and wouldn't get anything done. If this sounds like you, you have your answer. Start working toward getting that corner office with a mountain view.
For those of you like me, naturally introverted, you may find yourself working primarily from home already. I did. Within one week of … (11 comments)

introvert: I'm a Reluctant Prospector - 01/13/07 12:40 AM
What's the Difference Between an Extrovert and an Introvert? An Extrovert is someone who gets his or her energy from being around others; an Introvert is someone who is energized by being alone. When an Extrovert is left alone for long periods of time, he becomes lethargic. Conversely, an Introvert will be exhausted and drained after a day of social interaction.
I'm naturally shy. Not wallflower shy - I'm not afraid to speak in public and I was even a cheerleader in high school, but shy as in... socially uncomfortable. Small talk is a foreign language to me. I've faked more … (8 comments)

 
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