Introverts in work and outdoors

Author: Shoshana Biro

Introverts in work and outdoors – that’s me. I live in the city for now but wish I could move to the country. I did the Myers-Briggs personality test several years ago and discovered that my personality type is INFJ tending towards INFP, I wish I did this test as a teenager.  I wanted to know much more about introversion so I proceeded to look for books on introversion. I’ve read “Introvert Power” by Laurie Helgoe, “Introvert Advantage How to Thrive in an Extrovert World” by Marti Olsen Laney, “Quiet The power of introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” by Susan Cain have been eye openers for me. My favorite place to work is the NYU Bobst Library on the 8th floor overlooking Washington Square Park. Most extroverts assume that introverts are shy but I am not shy and was happy in class asking or answering questions. During the 26 years I worked as an programmer/scientist/engineer/support/analyst employee I never was shy about expressing my engineering opinions in writing or in 1-1 conversations or in teaching and helping customers. However, as soon as and I was forced to a hierarchical team work all I could think off was how to get out of there but did not understand exactly why it was so unbearable when all I heard that team work was “the way to grow”.  I believe that Scenic Framer is particularly suitable for introverts.

Scenic Framer in action


External sources about introverts in work and outdoors

Introversion is often confused with shyness so it is important to take a personality test.

Here is an excerpt:

  • “Are you seeking a clearer understanding of yourself and your identity?
  • Do you want guidance and insight into your life’s purpose, relationships, or best career options?
  • Would you like to deepen or clarify your understanding of your personality type (e.g., INFJINTJINFPINTP)?
  • Do you ever feel misunderstood or different, like a misfit or an outsider, and want to understand why?”

To take the tests and learn more: Personality Junkie

Here is an article from an introvert that

Susan Cain has become world famous and fighter for introverts rights. See Chief Revolutionary and Co-Founder of Quiet Revolution and her famous TED talk that has 4.5 million views. Susan Cain: The power of introverts. She started a wonderful blog called “Quiet Revolution” for introverts.

Here is one post that is directly related to outdoors:

“When most think of Los Angeles, the words “quiet” and “serenity” don’t typically come to mind.”

To read more go to: How to Find Quiet in the Bustle of Los Angeles

I belong to a NYC INFJ Meetup 4 days ago I met them for the first time. I loved every minute, it felt so easy to talk to other INFJs.

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