I definitely always blended into the background when I was employed by other people, I lacked the confidence to stand up for myself and the things I wanted, the idea of even drawing attention to myself was too much because I was already feeling exhausted from all the stimulation in the environment I was in. Even when I was freelancing on a couple of occasions my introverted side would get the better of me and it felt like it shut off my ability to talk, and I felt like I was coming across as really unfriendly. Luckily I had supportive colleagues around who reminded me I needed to make sure my voice was heard because the people who have their voices heard are really the ones who get recognised for their actions.
It’s one of the reasons I suggested the idea of this event to Mikaela, I’m not the only quiet and proud about it introvert out here (even if it feels like it sometimes) and I know I would have found an event like this so useful in my past, even if it was just to know I’m not the only introvert in the room.
We have a fantastic panel of ladies answering questions, Jade Tomlin : Creative Director at Tribal DDB, Juliette Hettema : Senior Creative Strategist at Kireli and Strategist at TheTin, and Victoria Stevenson : Senior Editor at Zone, will be our panel guests, with myself leading. Anna Manning from Yes You Coaching will be leading a workshop for our guests – the aim of it all to help anyone attending recognise and celebrate their strengths as introverts and tap into their quiet power.
If you’re interested in your personality type you can always check out 16personalities.com to find out your MBTI type – it’s not real science but it can be quite an interesting insight into how your mind works.
Hope to see you at the event!