So there is a theme running through my conversations with introverts these days. Whether with my clients, staff at the doctor’s office, or speaking with friends at a coffee shop, the theme is not speaking up. We don’t want to rock the boat, hurt other people’s feelings, or be viewed as self-centered and uncaring. Introverts have a tendency to avoid conflict so we end up agreeing to things we don’t really want to do. We listen to energy sucking conversations (remember our energy is limited so this is a big sacrifice). We bite our tongue to not offend a mother-in-law. At what cost though?
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