[Image: Ever feel like you don’t want to come out and be seen? That’s a shy moment.]
Even my friends who hear me talk about introversion all the time will ask me, “Isn’t introversion the same as shyness?”
No, they are not the same thing.
And yet, shyness and introversion can be connected, and they can look the same on the outside. That’s why we confuse this all the time. It’s very important, for everyone’s well-being, that we understand the difference.
Let’s clarify this…
The ‘flaws’ make it beautiful.
One of my clients recently told me (and gave permission to quote this),
I realize that my perceived weaknesses were actually my greatest strengths, and now my work depends on those ‘weaknesses’.”
That’s actually a common experience! A trait in ourselves we’ve hated turns out to be our biggest gift!!
And our career fulfillment might depend on uncovering that gift.