The rise of the extroverts?
Assertiveness has become a survival skill. If you aren’t assertive, you are not going anywhere. More than your skills and capabilities what matters in the world is how well you portray what little capability you possess. You might be the genius who came up with the concept of the hype cycle, but if you can’t market yourself, its no use.
This is the era of the extroverts. The ones who can speak their way through life. People who surf the world on confidence and aggression. Because in today’s world, “Jo dikhta hai, wo bikta hai” and this system has an innate bias towards the outspoken, no matter however daft.
If you are humble, people are going to walk all over you. Nobody is going to come and give you an award for that. In fact, nobody is even going to give you what you deserve unless you ask for it. You have to fight for what you want, let me rephrase that you have to fight for what you fuckin deserve. You have to metaphorically shout and yell and scream and make people notice you because they won’t spare a second if you don’t. They will overlook you and move on. That is the truth in our world today.
Our system is designed to inherently favor people who have good soft skills, that is what the world runs on, and you thought your skills were going to be enough. So if you are an introvert trying to find your place in this world, here is a disclaimer for you, you are going to have a tough time. Buck up, and get ready to extrovert.