Most people would agree that coworking spaces are great for extroverts. They imagine a noisy, interactive environment where everyone is talking about their exciting weekends over coffee. That picture is not wrong in many cases, but would you be surprised to learn that coworking spaces can also be great for introverts?
First, let’s define an introvert. Many people imagine a wallflower or very shy person. Actually, being shy doesn’t automatically mean you’re an introvert. As defined by Healthline.com in this great article, being an introvert has to do with how you gather energy. I’m actually a very outgoing introvert. I am comfortable in crowds, speaking in front of groups, and I thrive in a busy environment BUT, when it’s time to recharge, I need to be alone. My good friend, on the other hand, is a bit shy and loathes public speaking but when she needs to recharge, she goes out dancing.
That’s nice, Chris, but what does that have to do with coworking?
I’m so glad you asked!
Whether you’re a shy extrovert or an outgoing introvert, a coworking space (and the Beehive specifically) offers many advantages:
- It allows you to get to know people easily and organically, over time.
- You can choose your level of interaction on any given day.
- You can enjoy the energy and buzz around you without having to participate.
- It’s easy to keep to yourself without feeling anti-social.
- When events, like Speed Networking, come along, you’ll already know a lot of the people, making it much less stressful.
- It’s an open and accepting environment.
Many people find it easy and natural to make friends and business connections in a coworking space, regardless of what type of -vert they are!
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