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  • [Question] Do you “have” to be an outgoing person in order to succeed in the business world?

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  • Luna

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    December 27, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    I’m a freshman in college and I just recently switched my major from engineering to business administration(management). My parents for the longest time told me that engineering wouldn’t suite me as I’m not a math lover. After thinking about it for a long time, I came to the conclusion that I wasn’t as passionate about it as I thought I was. I then switched to something that I did have an interest in and that was business. My parents were happy and they all agreed that it would suite me better. My parents just gave me a talk and explained how they don’t think business would suite me as I’m not “outgoing enough”. Here’s the issue I have with that. They don’t ever see me really communicate with people other than for my family. I am very capable of holding a conversation and speaking to others, if I choose to. I am able to make friends and communicate with people but my parents aren’t present to witness it. I consider myself to be slightly more introverted leaning as I would rather listen to what others have to say and process what they say. I’m more capable of listening to ones problem and thinking of a solution than outright just talking to them. I’m more of a one on one kind of person and am capable of speaking to a group though it wouldn’t be my first choice. I find it odd how they would say business suites me and then change their mind just because I don’t “seem outgoing” enough. My main question I have, is their belief correct or is that a false assumption? By no means am I not outgoing, it’s just most of the time I’d rather just think and listen rather than be the one to speak. If need be I do a good job of speaking and communicating with others, it’s just my parents aren’t there to actually witness it. What are your thoughts? – by /hq/VS_Infinity – –

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