Introvert working with extroverts

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    I started a new job a few weeks ago and a lot of people in the office are extroverted and loud, whereas I am introverted. I will talk to someone if they talk to me but I usualyl just get on with my work. It is really embarassing when an extroverted colleague(particually one guy) forgets about me (my desk is in a small office in the corner that I share with another extrovert but she is really nice) and points out that I am quiet in front of everyone else. When I'm at home and with close friends I am talkative and lively.

    Has anyone ever been in a similar situation and is there anything I can do about this? Starting to wonder why they even gave me the job.

    Just try and play off of it when they say, "WHY U QUIET", by responding with, "Why are you so loud?". :P

    Introversion doesn't equal being shy/quiet; There are confident introverts who are loud as well, so trying to open up a bit more to your co-workers will help you with your job and motivation.

    If you can get on with your work that's fine. If it gets to the point that it interrupts your work and becomes a distraction, yes there is a problem.

    I have the exact same problem at work,
    loads of people are really loud and talkaltive and are now really good friends from working together but i find it difficult to join in with them sometimes, and i feel really awkward when everyone is involved in a big conversation and i hardly say anything
    i am really talkative with 2/3 people who i work closely with but not with everyone else (even though i started at the same time as a lot of them)
    this post isnt really that helpful but i basically am in a similar situation
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