Hi, I am about to start a new job and I would really like to reinvent myself. My default is to be introverted, but around extroverts I can be outgoing. I feed off of the energy around me.
In the past this wasn't so bad, many of my responsibilities are solo and I did not need to work with people that often. But this new role isn't like that: lots of collaboration.
And on top of that, it's a place a family member recently retired from at a really high level. Basically, everyone knows me who I am, even before I've started.
What advice can you give me that would help me be more comfortable around all types of people? And how can I be more outgoing without that external stimulus? I've always been jealous how some people could just start up a conversation with random strangers. How are you that brave?
Thank you for your suggestions ☺️