The term”introvert” has become quite a buzzword recently. But do we actually know what it means? According to Myers & Briggs, introversion and extraversion are psychological terms, used to indicate where people tend to get energy from. Unlike extraverts, who re-charge their batteries from actively mingling with other people, introverts extract energy from spending time with their thoughts, ideas and dreams as an interlocutor. So, introverts basically have nothing to do with being shy. Which is cool, but also hard, since the majority of us live in the scurrying, crowded world.

According to recent research, introverts have a higher physiological sensitivity to external stimulus. To put it simply, any loud noise or strong emotion would make introverts sweat and salivate more, with their hearts pounding. Bearing that in mind, changing your job and adjusting to a romping sales team or deafening coffee machine can be a hard nut to crack.

We’ve stepped into these shoes and developed a guide to help you stay sane during your first days at work.