Something has been bugging me for a while. It seems in business and in photography, one needs to be a social extrovert. You need to do well with people, social interactions, and be able to network. I have struggled with this for years. I consider myself a shy extrovert. I really enjoy people, and if I'm alone too much I might go insane. I, however, do not visit with people at parties very much. I usually stand on the outskirts looking in. Eventually I might strike up a conversation, but more than likely either someone will strike up a conversation with me or I will eventually leave.
I worry that this is going to affect both my skills in business, as I want to be in management, and in photography. When I do make friends they are usually close and I have them for a very long time. However, I worry that by not being a social butterfly, I will miss opprotunities, not succeed as much as I could otherwise, and limit myself.
One thing I do is I have to force myself to talk. I don't mind being in front of people, but don't really enjoy group conversations.
Any advice would be helpful.