When people see the word “introvert,” they often think of qualities that don’t actually describe introverted people at all.
“Shy.” “Quiet.” Even “antisocial.”
But how we have grown to think of introverts has strayed far from realities. In fact, according to Dictionary.com, is “a person characterized by concern primarily with his or her own thoughts and feelings.”
That’s doesn’t mean that introverts are shy or antisocial — it means they’re introspective individuals who can still be outgoing. They just don’t crave being around other people, speaking and presenting, all the time.
But the former impression might make one think that something like a job interview, for example, is particularly tricky for an introvert. That isn’t necessarily the case, however. Sure, it might require more energy — but there are certain qualities of introversion that might actually help them excel at job interviews.
CashNetUSA has outlined these ideas in the infographic below, which provides a job interview toolkit for those who, well, don’t exactly look forward to a day of answering and asking questions of potential new employers. Have a look, and discover what all of us can learn from an introvert’s guide and approach to job interviews.