10 Ways Anyone Can Stand Out in a Crowd

You don’t have to be loud for your voice to be heard

Amy Shearn
Forge

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One rising above the rest.
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It’s an idea that seems baked into American culture: Shyness is a problem to overcome, and the extroverts shall inherit the earth. But Michael Thompson has a different take: “I’ve been observing how quiet people stand out,” he writes on Medium. Here are his major findings for how the naturally shy can stand

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Amy Shearn
Forge

Formerly: Editor of Creators Hub, Human Parts // Ongoingly: Novelist, Essayist, Person