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Introverts don't have a easy life

So, after being unemployed and then self employed I finally decided to go and search a Job in my old field, the Hotellerie, again. Now I have to go to a Trial day tomorrow.

For all that don't know this, in Germany we have a Trial day of work before being given the Job so that they can see if you are able to work there. I did not even have an interview in the Hotel yet. They simply told me to come to the Trial day and check it out.

Now, I am a class A introvert and needed nearly a year in my last Job to get over my social awkwardness. And that is exactly why I have been nearly crying the whole day now. I am so freaking nervous it's just not real anymore.

Do you guys have any tips or ideas on how I can get over the awkwardness? I am dying here.

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RonElFran wrote on May 29, 2015, 4:53 PM

I, too, am an introvert. But as a pastor, I've had to learn to be comfortable and even confident with people. One thing that might help you is to anticipate the social situations you might have to deal with. Think them through ahead of time, and prepare yourself in your mind for how you will respond. Make it a personal project that with every social interaction you will draw lessons you can use to prepare yourself for the next one. And don't get discouraged when things don't go quite as smoothly as you hoped. It's a learning project, and you will improve. Keep at it!

JohnRoberts wrote on May 29, 2015, 8:54 PM

As a fellow introvert, I have no advice.I suppose I am a social cripple as I cannot abide any form of job dealing with the public and prefer solitary kinds of jobs.

scheng1 wrote on May 30, 2015, 5:08 AM

Actually quite easy. You just focus on work, and not on people. When you are really working, and have not much time to make eye contact or talk, you will feel less awkward.

Sailorchronos wrote on May 30, 2015, 10:03 AM

I sympathize with you. I'm also introverted but not so much that I shun social situations. I find it easier if the people around me have similar interests. Try getting to know your co-workers a bit at a time. Say hello one day, ask if they saw "X" show another day, things like that.

Kayidn wrote on June 1, 2015, 2:48 AM

That may work in a Office or something like that. But I actually worked in a Hotel and want to go back there now. I just haven't had much today with anyone outside of my Family for a really Long time now.