I never thought that my shyness would hold me back the way it has. I thought this career path would empathize the positive aspects of myself, not highlight the negatives. I love research. I'm good at it. I can do a lit search and write an IRB proposal, gather together measures, and write manuscripts. I can't recruit people, I can't have phone conferences, I can't be the face of a project and schmooze people to convince them that I can do my job. I can do my job
I really hate this.