Some of us are born with the gift of gab, and others struggle to get three words out of their mouths at a dinner party (and, according to the New York Times, it’s not always obvious who is in which camp). While it’s clear that some of us have a natural inclination to shyness, it’s equally obvious that the ability to boldly sell yourself and make social connections generally benefits businesspeople.
Shy people might not make natural entrepreneurs, but that doesn’t mean that if you’re inclined to be less than outgoing socially, you’re doomed to failure as a business owner. Your level of shyness isn’t something you’re stuck with, according to a recent article in Psychology Today. [read]