Shannon Kalvar is an IT Consultant who happens to be an introvert. She recently wrote a very interesting article which was published on TechRepublic about some of the challenges faced by introverts in the IT project management field. She states that “a lot of professional project management consultants … choose to pass as extroverts rather than the introverts we truly are. In some cases this transformation is so extreme that our friends and family would not recognize us inside the business environment.”

Please note that she is not advocating that this is what we should do, but merely stating that this is what she has witnessed. She is well aware of the importance of “genuinely aligning our personal preferences with the needs of our project teams” and this is in fact the basis of her article, where she offers a few suggestions.

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