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Are you a “People” person?

This post is not intended to hurt someone. I’m just happy and want to document it here.

I was never this confident that I was good at working with people.

So far, I assumed that people persons are meant to be the most actively engaging people at any point in time in any group, like an Extrovert.

Of course, they can be people person too, but think of the below scenarios:

๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ Some people are energetic and engaging in friends circle, but do not speak a word in public.

๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ Some people are confident in what they speak, but theyโ€™re not aware of the facts and reality

๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ Some people have some facts to speak but do not have the credibility to speak what they speak

๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ Someone may be dominating their internal team, to get work done. But when given a chance to lead a whole new team, they stumble.

Though I’ve been working with people, enabling their career growth, and supporting them emotionally,

I was never confident enough to tell that I’m a people person, despite some people appreciating me for being a good people person.

I’ve been keenly observing my traits and kept retrospecting about them for months. And, hereโ€™s what I infer.

There are two sides to this.

On one side,

โŒ – I don’t speak much when we gather in groups, especially among the industry pro

โŒ – Before I speak anything, I ensure that I believe in it, myself first.

โŒ – When I speak, I make sure I do not beat around the bush, by sticking to the point that I have to say

โŒ – I have never been able to dominate a conversation when in a group, but just add my points when required

โ“ Does that mean, I have the trait of an Introvert? I donโ€™t know.

However, Iโ€™m able to

โœ… Deliver a speech in front of an audience with authenticity

โœ… Ensure people are not hurt when I oppose their point or provide critical feedback

โœ… Share my experiences with students in the way theyโ€™d listen, and persuade their mindset growth

โœ… Allow students to take up the lead, and still drive the conversations when required

โ“ Does that mean, I have the trait of an Extrovert? I donโ€™t know.

The choice is not between being an Introvert or an Extrovert, but by choosing to show the right trait at the right time ๐Ÿ’ก

I was able to be actively engaging when I was with college students and keep myself quiet and calm while interacting with my seniors, mentors, industry professionals and experts.

Recently, I realised that I’m a people person, helping students to effectively deal with their problems, grow in their career and also ensuring it contributes to the organisational goals.

I never got this confidence until I started working with people who were already entitled/assumed to be people person, just because of the above traits based on my assumptions about them.

Iโ€™m grateful for such people who come into my life, bringing in new self-awareness and also enable nothing, but some super good lessons for life.

Cheers ๐Ÿš€

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