The silent voices of BHS

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Introverts often find it hard to survive and thrive in a dominion of extroverts, especially in a classroom setting.

In the September issue of The RoundUp, I addressed the plight of introverts who find it hard to speak up in class in a story I wrote. I aimed to expose the concealed feelings and traits of introverts to urge teachers and extroverted students to be cognizant of their introverted peers.

This column provides tips, often for introverts, so extroverted classmates are not the only ones able to help their fellow introverted classmates achieve success. Introverted students can be successful without the aid and influence of other personality types.

My first tip is to push yourself out of your comfort zone. For example, in the classroom, if you have something very valuable to contribute, but you are hiding it because you don’t want to raise your hand or your voice in a discussion, think twice. Even in clubs or extracurricular settings, participating will raise your sense of belonging in the club or activity and provide you with a strong feeling of involvement in something more than just your classes.

It is very likely that your thought will be the most original, unique, and intuitive contribution in the whole class of twenty or thirty students.

Don’t doubt yourself, and speak up! If you push yourself to do it once, it will become easier the next time. Breakthroughs, or breaking out of your shell, can enhance your self-esteem as well as success. You will be more recognized among your peers and feel more confident!