Chapter 73: Finding Friends in Unfriendly Shanghai | Speaking of China

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  1. Chris
    Chris June 20, 2010 at 6:10 am | | Reply

    Ah, reminds of my computer tech days, before heading to university. I have fond memories of helping customers with such issues.

    It is common for technical people to be introverted. For example, I’m quite extroverted by nature, but once I focus onto technical details of fixing a problem, my mind seems to shut itself off from the environment. Having to alternate between talking/explaining to customers and fixing technical problems is quite the challenge sometimes.

    glad you found someone to help you out! 🙂

  2. Chris
    Chris June 23, 2010 at 2:39 am | | Reply

    haha thanks for the reply Jo. You can’t be extroverted when you work on technical issues. Quiet focus is key to efficiency when working on details of science/engineering/tech. But when you’re talking to people, you definitely can not act that way – relaxing, opening up, making broad mental connections, and broadening your perspective is key to having great conversations.

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