Do You have to be an Extrovert to be successful?

Discover your strength as an introvert

Some of my introverted friends said they want to be an extrovert to be successful in an extroverted world

it seems the world is ruled by extroverts where being loud, aggressive, having the gift of the gab, or showmanship gives you the extra edge.

Can you be successful in business even as an introvert?

The short answer is 'Yes'. You don't have to be an extrovert to be successful.

There are a lot of misunderstanding about introverts.

Introversion is not a weakness.

Introversion has nothing to do with shyness or with being socially awkward.

Introversion is about the way we manage our energy - how we charge or drain our energy.

Extroverts gain energy from interacting with others. Introverts gain energy from quiet reflection and isolation

I believe it is like a personality that you are born with. You cannot change who you are. But you can adapt.

Introverts can be successful. Do these famous names of introverts ring a bell?

  • Albert Einstein

  • Rosa Parks

  • Bill Gates

  • Eleanor Roosevelt

  • JK Rowling

  • Warren Buffett

  • Mahatma Gandhi

  • Meryl Streep

  • Elon Musk

You don't have to speak loud or yell to be heard. Let your result shout for you

A introvert is capable of teaching, speaking and networking with people.

In Asia, the culture is more quiet. Being loud and aggressive may not be a good fit.

Introverts have certain qualities that make them admirable and good leaders.

They are good listeners. They speak less and listen more. They have empathy. They will do well as counsellors, in customer service, in sales and as leaders

They think critically. They make for good planners, strategists and coaches.

They do take time to process the info. But when they share, the content are meaningful, impactful and well-thought through.

Introverts prefer not to deal too many people. Being with groups of people exhaust their energy faster.

They recharge their energy by being alone.

Certain jobs attract more introverts.

Examples: Librarians, engineers, scientists, accountants, editors, writers, graphic designers, digital marketers

Please do not use your introversion as a clutch, or as an excuse for not stepping out of your comfort zone or avoiding fear.

Do not say, "I am an introvert, therefore I am shy..."

One of the highest-values skillset you can develop as an introvert to be a persuasive writer.

If you want to learn how to write persuasively like a copywriter, I do have an online course called "Copywriting Made Easy". Copywriting is a high-income skill.

You will never starve when you master copywriting.

Get in touch with me at and I will tell you more.

If you are looking to network with introverts, connect with my friend Mervin Yeo who runs communities for introverts in Singapore and Asia. Contact him at and mention my name.