Why Introverts Should NOT Be Forced To Talk In Class

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.

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forced class participation

Introverts should not be forced to talk in class

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?

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