The introvert’s guide to surviving design industry events(

4 years ago from Nathaniel Malone, UI Designer

  • Duke CavinskiDuke Cavinski, 4 years ago

    Extrovert is usually always considered default, while introverts are presented like they’re living within some I Am Legend narrative. As someone who probably lands in the middle on a good day, I’d like to see an extrovert’s guide where we learn tips on how to avoid the following:

    • Monopolizing all conversation or interactions
    • Preferring trite or less-considered dialogue over meaningful or “deep” topics
    • Conversing while scanning the room for the next interaction
    • Avoiding asking questions that doesn’t benefit oneself in some way

    Anyway, thanks for following up. I didn’t mean to imply the essay wasn’t valuable or you have bad intentions. Those events can be a nightmare for anyone. There’s just always an implied or subconscious connotation that it’s really introverts that have the problem, and extroverts are just fine.

    8 points
    • Jennifer AldrichJennifer Aldrich, almost 4 years ago

      That would make a FANTASTIC article! Is it something you'd be comfortable writing? If so we could pitch it to our editor, I think it would be a really great piece!

      3 points
    • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, 4 years ago

      That list is on point. Not only are these things that very extroverted people absolutely do, but as someone who also finds themselves somewhere in the middle I am guilty of 1 and 3 at times. Thanks for pointing these out, and absolutely worthy of its own article.

      3 points