Jess just got back from performing her show in two cities, and so we sit down to talk about putting herself out there, and the challenges, difficulties and triumphs of pushing against your natural tendencies as an introvert.
Work. We all have to do it. Some workplaces are very social, and others more solitary. But at some point, you have to deal with other people, like coworkers or clients. In this episode, Phil and Jess try to find coping mechanisms for dealing with work.
In this episode, Jess has a problem: she’s getting married. That’s not the problem! The problem is that she hates being the centre of attention! And she’s not the only one! A lot of introvert’s break out in a cold sweat just thinking about a surprise party being thrown for them, or giving a speech. So, we went on a search for helpful hints on being the centre of attention.
Sometimes, the thought of going out several times a week to meet a new person, in a crowded cafe or restaurant, or even doing *shudder* activities is just too much. In this episode, Phil & Jess talk about how to navigate the dating world as an introvert.
If there is one word that makes an introvert’s blood run cold, more than parties, more than general small talk: its Networking. We’ve all been there. At a networking event that we have to go to, wondering why me?? In this episode, Jess & Phil try to find some ways to deal with Networking that aren’t don’t go.
Travel can be fun, but the problem with travel is…other people. In this episode, Phil and Jess try to find ways to deal with travelling and the people we encounter, from the helpful to the less than helpful.
Parties, the bane of introverts everywhere. The number one event that makes many of us want to breathe into a paper bag. In this episode, we try to find some real options for dealing with parties (that aren’t “lets not go to parties”).
The “handshake” episode. Let’s meet our hosts, Phil and Jess, and learn a little about them. In this episode: Phil will make an “introvert confession” about encountering acquaintances on the street.
Every two weeks, starting on May 10, we’ll tackle an issue around being an introvert in what seems like an extrovert’s world.
From surviving parties, to networking, to dating, to travel, to work, we’re covering all of those things that make us want to breathe into a paper bag.
We’ll also answer your questions about surviving as an introvert, and we’ll even have guests now and then to talk about their experiences, all geared towards helping us (and YOU) figure out these tricky interactions.