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'Introverts unite!' Community coaxes solitary souls out of shells

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Jakarta   /   Mon, January 20, 2020   /  01:54 pm
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Unlike extroverts, who are energized by being around people and socializing, introverts need alone time to recharge.(shutterstock.com/-)

It might sound like an oxymoron – introverts and networking – but such a group of selectively social souls gathered over the weekend to meet and connect. The room was relatively quiet for a networking event on Saturday in a high-rise building in South Jakarta. Hosted in a room that could accommodate up to 60 participants, there were gaps in between the seats available.  “This is what a networking event for introverts looks like,” said Indra Hadiwidjaja, one of the participants in the event, called Introverts Network Asia (INA), in a comment to address the lack of noise in the room. He pointed out that introverts tend to have an edge when they find themselves at social events. Indra, a financial planner at an insurance company, had joined several meet-ups prior to attending the one on Saturday. The sales executive said he had always been an introvert....