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Being an introvert during the festive period can be challenging, and meeting new people and striking up conversations can be draining, but this handy guide gives you tips and advice to make the holiday season go more smoothly and take the stress out of office parties.
Being introverted can mean many things, but the main traits are disliking small talk and being easily drained by social interaction. Both, of course, are crucial to making friends and striking up conversations at social gatherings. Introverts can also be quite reserved around large groups of people and can feel self-conscious, which again, isn’t ideal in an office party situation.
To make the evening go more smoothly, why not practice potential topics of conversation in your head beforehand so your mind doesn’t draw a blank when getting to know people? Also, make time to relax before the party so you can unwind, destress and prepare you for a night of stimulation.
By reading through these pointers you’ll get the tools you need to conquer your fears and build up your confidence, ready for your next office party.
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Jenny Shaw is a Content Executive based in Manchester. She has a passion for fashion and creative writing. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenny-shaw-43ba4549/