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The six biggest mistakes of managing an introvert

The six biggest mistakes of managing an introvert
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5 Things Everyone Should Know About Introverts I’m an introvert to the core, and there’s a good chance that either you or someone you know is, as well. As a child I was called shy, a common misconception about introverts. I remember many times when I would run upstairs and hide when people came to our door. I didn’t want to interact with someone who wasn’t in my immediate comfort zone. If you happen to be my neighbor, I apologize. I still hide when someone knocks at the door. As I write this, I realize I may have to re-evaluate my sanity and you may be questioning it too. 1. Shy is a general term given to people who are quiet and don’t open up in crowds. 2. This is a challenge for the introverted. 3. When in a comfortable situation among friends, who have already made the energy cut, introverts can be loud and be lots of fun. 4. To introverts, just the thought of including themselves in a strange group of people can be almost painful. 5. Introverts unite! Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com

Why Germans Work Fewer Hours But Produce More: A Study In Culture When many Americans think of Germany, images of WWII soldiers and Hitler often come to mind. But what many people don’t realize is that Germany is the industrial powerhouse of Europe, and is a leading manufacturer of goods for export to developing Asian nations. We don’t hear about the superiority of German engineering in Volkswagen commercials for nothing! Hi there! Knote publishes great ideas for how to be more productive every day. Working Hours Mean Working Hours In German business culture, when an employee is at work, they should not be doing anything other than their work. In the BBC documentary “Make Me A German“, a young German woman explained her culture shock while on a working exchange to the UK. “I was in England for an exchange… I was in the office and the people are talking all the time about their private things… ‘What’s the plan for tonight?’ She was quite surprised by the casual nature of British workers. Goal-Oriented, Direct Communication Is Valued

Tips for Introverts Who Love People Time I am an outgoing introvert. Oxymoron, you say? Nope, you said wrong! People frequently clump shyness and introversion together as the same thing, it’s not. It was an ah-ha moment when I learned the actual definition of introversion. An introvert is someone who is introspective by nature. There’s a range of introversion (like everything, ’tis a very gray world, not black and white), and some introverts would really prefer everyone bugger off most of the time. To sum up, folks on this area of the intro-extroversion scale need to have quality people time, just as much as we need to have quality no people time. Tips! Figure out how much CaveTime (sorting out alone awesome time) you personally need. For me it’s three good chunks (four-ish hours) a week, at least. Make time for CaveTime. Actually schedule it, and commit. Make CaveTime plans. How exactly are you going to spend your treasured alone time? Kick FOMO’s ass. Pick your people time carefully . Try going out alone. Wedding weekend?

Bleirohre: Der Vermieter muss die Leitungen austauschen Seit ich weiß, dass wir alte Bleileitungen in unserem Mietshaus haben, schlafe ich schlecht. Erstens mache ich mir Sorgen um meine Gesundheit. Zweitens bin ich heute Früh aufgewacht und konnte nicht mehr einschlafen, weil ich grübelte, wie und wann ich am besten meine Probe nehme. Ich habe ein Testset für 38 Euro bestellt, um die Konzentration aller Schwermetalle im Trinkwasser bestimmen zu lassen - ein Test auf Blei kostet nur 18 Euro, aber wenn schon, denn schon. Es gibt grundsätzlich zwei Möglichkeiten, die Probe zu entnehmen: Entweder ich fülle das erste Wasser ab, das morgens aus der Leitung kommt - das hat über Nacht in der Leitung gestanden und damit mutmaßlich am meisten Blei aufgenommen. Eine solche Probe wäre optimal, um nachzuweisen, dass es Blei in unserem Trinkwasser gibt. Deutlich überschrittene Grenzwerte Ich stehe auf, öffne den Wasserhahn und warte, bis der Strahl abgekühlt ist. Trinkwasser - jetzt auch bleifrei

7 Positives Only Introverts Would Understand There’s an avalanche of information about introverts on the web. The great thing about it is that it helps a lot of people realize their own introverted tendencies. Many introverts are beginning to understand why situations commonly perceived as problems by many are, well, simply non-problems for them. 1. Introverts love cancelled parties. Partying with a big group of people for a long period of time zaps an introvert’s energy. 2. Society has a funny perception of silence. Remember that there is such a thing as companionable silence. Introverts like silence and solitude because it’s during quiet times that many people, not just introverts, produce billion-dollar ideas, relax their minds, and recharge their bodies to face another day. 3. No invites on a Friday night? While most people would be horrified and perhaps acutely depressed at the thought of spending the weekend minus social activities, your typical introvert is already getting started on his reading or movie list. 4. 5. 6. 7.

The complete guide to networking for introverts In August, two Quartz reporters, Allison Schrager, who’s also an economist, and Siyi Chen, a video journalist traveled to Carson City, Nevada to visit the famed Moonlite Bunny Ranch Brothel. They interviewed some of the few legal sex workers in America, and found that to really understand the work, they also needed answers to some basic questions. In this piece we invite five of the people we met to speak for themselves. At their request, we used sex workers’ stage names, not their real names. We went into this story thinking we’d learn about the economics of brothels and pick up some negotiation tips. Can you sell the most intimate part of yourself and not take it personally? The ladies all claim they feel an authentic connection with clients, and this connection is what they use to sell them more expensive, time-consuming services. ❝ More often than not, the clients are not interested in who I am as a person. Read more on Alice Little, the shortest legal escort in Nevada

14 Truths About Being An Introvert (That Mainly Introverts Will Understand) In her book “Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking“, Susan Cain illustrates how today’s world has created an Extrovert culture; the ideal is to be sociable, loud, bold, and it is so because it resonates with how most of our interactions are nowadays. We are bold and loud all day on our social media; the corporate environment favors the “golden boy/girl”, who wins over investments with daring ideas and a charming personality. But what about the other side of the spectrum? What about introverts? The people who choose a quiet evening at home instead of a large social gathering can obviously be equally capable, strong and successful. Below are 14 things about being an introvert that can help you understand what it means to be one (or you can experience a moment of recognition if you are, like the writer of this article, an introvert herself): 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. To sum up, being an introvert is a great thing. About the author

Der Künstler Robin Thiesmeyer berührt mit seinen Zeichnungen Stellen, von denen wir gar nicht wussten, dass es sie gibt. - BerlinOnline.de BerlinOnline/akh Robin Thiesmeyer ist ziemlich viel. Künstler, Schriftsteller, Vater, Melancholiker, Werbetexter, Humorist und ein außergewöhnlicher Beobachter mit einer sehr eigenen Perspektive auf die Dinge, die uns umgeben. Wer einmal in die Welt von meta_bene, seinem Webcomic, eingetreten ist, der will da nicht mehr raus. Wir sprachen mit Robin Thiesmeyer über seinen Webcomic meta_bene, über seine neue Selbstständigkeit, über Schwärme und Individuen. Wie bist Du zu dieser Form von meta bene gekommen? Das hat sich über einen langen Zeitraum entwickelt. Du zeichnest Schwärme – was hat Dich an diesem Motiv, an dieser Form gereizt? Ich bin zunächst auf das Tier gekommen über diese Strichtechnik. Warum Tiere – und nicht zum Beispiel Menschen? Das war immer schon Thema: Am Anfang, als ich meine Kurzgeschichten geschrieben habe, kam immer ein Tier, zumindest im Titel, vor. Apropos Geschichten erzählen: Am Anfang gab es diese Sprechblasen noch nicht. Ja total. Ja, ein Name musste her. Genau.

15 Things That Introverts Would Never Tell You Introverts get a bad rap in a world that celebrates extroversion and “people-persons”. There are things introverts wish you knew about them that would help any relationship or situation. For instance, we are not anti-social or depressed, we’re just different. We don’t care about your birthday. Any introvert who works in an office knows how it feels to be hustled for birthday cake money. We don’t need you to care about our birthday. Yeah, we don’t. We are not really listening as you recount your weekend. Unless you are part of our circle of friends, we don’t care what you did last weekend. We hate crowds. Large groups of people make us tired. We don’t really like networking events. This is especially hard for introverts who run a business. We force ourselves to act like we like you. This is the nasty truth. We know how to get stuff done. We like to write things out. We love email because it helps us get what we need without interruptions. We feel safe with the right people. We are okay alone.

Gefängnisinsel Gorgona in Toskana - Ausflug zum Alcatraz Italiens Kaum ist die "Sapore di Sale" in Sichtweite des winzigen Hafens von Gorgona, kommt ihr mit hohem Tempo ein Polizeiboot auf Patrouille entgegen. Die Beamten nehmen Funkkontakt zum Käpt'n auf, Sichtkontrolle, okay: Das weiße Schiffchen mit dem romantischen Namen "Geschmack des Salzes" ist angemeldet und darf anlanden auf der einsamen Insel. Auf den ersten Blick sieht es hier aus wie an vielen anderen Urlaubsorten auch: Von der Mole springen Kinder jauchzend ins kristallklare Wasser, gegenüber nehmen ein paar Menschen ein Sonnenbad. Gorgona ist die nördlichste und kleinste Insel des Toskanischen Archipels. Der Weg vom Hafen zur Haftanstalt führt auf einer schmalen, gepflasterten Straße steil bergauf, vorbei an den Häusern früherer Inselbewohner. 34 Kilometer von der Küste entfernt Vorbei geht es an den Fundamenten einer alten römischen Villa, mit Bodenmosaiken und Resten von Wandbemalung. 34 Kilometer ist Gorgona von der Küste entfernt - so weit schwimmt keiner.

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