I grew up thinking I was shy. It was an easy conclusion to draw because whenever I’d be in a situation where I felt uncomfortable — particularly when I was expected to interact with someone I hardly knew — someone inevitably would say, “Ohhhh, she’s shy.” Or, worse, they’d directly ask me, “Are you shy??”
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Ah, Christmas, the introvert's nightmare. If being around all your workmates with copious amounts of alcohol and an expectation of friendly small talk makes your palms start to sweat, don't worry, we got you. Often it can be important to network at these parties to improve your career outlook and make vital connections, but for some people it's much more challenging than others.
If you want to find success in the tech space, you need to get noticed first. This is easier said than done when you happen to be an introvert. Networking, marketing and cementing business relationships all involve a great deal of social interaction, usually in unfamiliar environments filled with noise and strangers. Fortunately, there are various tactics you can employ to make your path to success somewhat smoother. This infographic lists 13 famously introverted tech leaders and the strategies they employed to get ahead.