I'm totally up for the challenge. I hope you are too. Ready? Here's the prompt:
Just because I'm an introvert doesn't mean...
I'm not an introvert
Some people told me that they would not have guessed that I was an introvert.
As a former HR Manager, I had to lead meetings, give presentations and unfortunately, help fire people. That was part of my job (that I hated) and I could do those things because like most introverts, I was very capable. I was most comfortable in my office with the door shut, writing out ideas on my white board.
I lack confidence
I have accomplished and overcome more than most people. I don't ever give up. There is always another choice, another way to do things and for me this is usually the non-traditional way. Plus, I'm humble. Humility is a huge asset and one that most introverts possess. I don't brag. I don't boast. I just do my thing.
I'm devoid of personality or unfriendly
Of course I have personality and am very friendly. This misconception always stings because those who truly know me, know how funny I can be. Because I am. Humor is a big part of my personality and is why people like working with me. I just need to get comfortable first.
I'm stuck up
I'm discerning. There is a huge difference. If I don't speak up right away it's because I am quietly taking everything in. Scanning the mood of a room is important for me and I have no problem taking my time to "warm up". After all, I need time to quietly judge you and those ugly shoes. :)
Now your turn. Tell me in the comments below, your response to the prompt "just because I'm introvert doesn't mean...."