Mostly the Introverted Performer Project has been about turning your introvert traits to your advantage. Seth Godin’s recent blog post, though, is a reminder of one introvert trait we might want to make an effort to overcome.
It’s not hard to find studies online pointing to actual structural and neurochemical differences in the brains of extroverts vs introverts, suggesting, among other things, that extroverts are most driven by the potential of reward, where introverts are more sensitive to the possibility of punishment. But we can make a choice, to focus on connecting with those who love our work, rather than fearing those who will criticize it. Check out Seth’s post for an exercise that will help you to avoid stifling your own “beauty and greatness.”