Most introverts are okay with quietly honouring our birthday on our own or with a group of friends we’ve carefully selected. We don’t have to let the world know, unfortunately, we don’t always get this wish.

balloons-1081801_1280Like many business places, the office I work with sends out a birthday announcement to the entire staff both local and in the other branches. As an introvert, I always feel awkward in social situations and on my birthday, I’m at the centre of multiple awkward conversations all day long.

Over the years many of my coworkers have grown to know me and send beautiful email birthday wishes instead. I love those so much better than the in person wishes. So if you have an introvert in your workplace, send them your happy birthday wishes by email, they’ll be thankful you’re saving them from another small talk moment.

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