You’re a human resources professional? Then you must be a people person!

Presumably, that would mean spending quite a bit of time with people—an extrovert’s dream job.

However, research indicates that one-third to one-half of people identify as introverts—which generally means they draw their energy from being alone rather than in a group. That can be a challenge when you’re looking to advance your career in a profession focused on meeting the workplace needs of others, particularly if you’re the only person in your organization who handles HR. 

Truth is, you can be an introvert and a people person!

As an introvert myself, here are practical ways I share that can help you succeed in the workplace: