Musings of a Flourishing Introvert

The Reluctant Salesperson

The Reluctant Salesperson

How many of you are reluctant to sell your service and/or product? I certainly have been so let me share with you what is behind some of my reluctance. Recently, I had my latest experience of the very thing that makes me wary of selling; the ‘I know best’ salesperson....

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The joy of companionable silence

The joy of companionable silence

There are so many times that I've heard people remark how sad it is when they see people out to dinner who sit and eat in silence. They often say something like "I feel sorry for those people as they obviously have nothing to say to each other". There's a big...

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Is selling a dirty word?

Is selling a dirty word?

I was chatting with a fellow introvert today about how they find selling difficult, especially if it’s their ‘thing’ they’re trying to sell. Now I know this can be a problem for many introverts and I used to be one of them. I found it particularly challenging when I...

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The small-talk dilemma

The small-talk dilemma

Today I read a post stating that Introverts avoid small talk because like the white bread in a sandwich, it’s just empty calories and no nutrients. Now I love a good analogy and couldn’t resist continuing the theme. You see, from my perspective, whilst there is some...

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What’s worse than pretending?

Following on from my recent post about pretending and prompted by a recent client question, I feel the need to write about something that may actually be preventing people from understanding introversion better. Hiding the truth. We know that many Introverts are tired...

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What price pretending?

What price pretending?

Many of the Introverts I work with tell me they’re tired of pretending to be something they’re not just so they can fit in. Worse than that, some realise that they are being inauthentic and compromising their values. We are all capable, to greater or lesser degrees,...

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