With Christmas and the holiday season upon us, the thought of parties and social gatherings might be filling you with dread and anxiety.
If you're an introvert or a naturally shy person, you might be wondering how to survive a party ... and be in need of some party tips for introverts.
Us introverts simply prefer to relax by spending time alone or with a quiet group of friends. However, there are times we need to get out of our bubble and attend some parties and social events.
To help preserve our precious energy and willpower, I asked 42 experts, coaches and prolific bloggers one simple question:
"What 3 party tips would you recommend for an introvert?"
Let me tell you, the insights I received from these 42 established experts were nothing short of amazing.
Read on to discover each expert’s best 3 party tips for introverts along with their insights on how to survive a party, especially in the holiday season.
You can either skip to your favourite expert using these quick links or grab a drink, pull up a chair, get comfortable and commence scrolling.
I’ve listed all of them below.
Aaron Lee, Andy Mort
Beth Buelow, Brenda Knowles
Casey Lightbody, Christine Warner
Darren Rowse, Denise Duffield-Thomas
Gerry Katzman, Glori Surban, Guy Kawasaki
Heather Williams, Helene Scott
Jacqui Stafford, Judith Orloff M.D.
Katherine Mackenzie-Smith, Kathryn Hall, Kerry Jeffery, Kylie Bevan
Maggie Reyes, Marsha Shandur, Martini Fisher, Melissa Ng, Michaela Chung
Nancy Okerlund, Nathalie Doremieux
Rachael Cable, Renee Catt
Sandy Jones-Kaminski, Sarah Jones, Dr Simon Rego, Susan Steele, Sophia Dembling, Stormy Sweitzer
Tanja Gardner, Thea Orozco, Tracey Convery, Trudy Simmons, Tyler Tervooren
A few years ago I wrote a post on my first blog about the struggles I had being an introvert.
At the time, I enrolled in a digital marketing course through ADMA.
It was a course I put myself through and paid for. I was working in a role that did not require me to learn or even understand digital marketing but I knew it was the way of the future.
(You’re reading this right?)
The course ran for 12 weeks and it was full of corporate types.
I remember feeling so small and insignificant because the majority of people worked for these amazing global companies whose bosses were PAYING for them to be there.
I worked for a little known association and I was forking out a LOT of my own money to do the course.
After the first night I came home feeling so annoyed and disillusioned because I found out a small but significant percentage of the course was graded on class participation.
I thought to myself, “WHY?”
And what did this mean exactly?