This question is from an engineering student – doing great academically, but wondering if he should listen to those who keep telling him that he must work on his people skills in order to succeed.
I am a 19 yr.old guy studying engg.,my family members are also not much extroverted but since my childhood I have been advised to interact with people,make more and more friends and keep in touch with everyone. I have been scolded when missed talking to someone in a celebration or talking too ‘coldly’ to people .They tell me without this i would remain ‘socially awkward’ and would lag behind other ‘social guys’.They tell me important aspect of success is ‘how to manage people and get them to work in unison with u'(leadership).
how much does that count is my question to settled introverts. I have achieved great success in academics till now and made my way to very good college where success ratio is 1 in 200 without changing my nature but i have completely failed in social aspects (as my elders think) i asked because i want to do mba which means i should have teamworking and leadership skills. do you think this is not my cup of tea and i should rather take up some stereotyped job meant for introverts?
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