Lol I'm such an introvert
I have joined an internship and have been here for 4 weeks now. I have been seeing people drinking coffee since day 2, but have been shy to ask about it. In my 2nd week I located where the coffee machine was, but to shy to use it. This week, after finally gathering up the courage I went to use the machine after others used. That's when I realised I don't know how to use it. Lol. I made such a bad mix of expresso and milk and had to add 4 spoons of sugar to be able to drink it. Yesterday I made the mistake of not adding sugar and thought it was too awkward to go back to add sugar, so gulped it down after it cooled a little.
Looool, need to develop soft skills

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    When you master the coffee machine, offer to bring your senior colleagues coffee and chat with them
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    @rutee07 luckily my coworkers and seniors are quite friendly and have not put pressure on me yet. Lol will keep that tip in mind though
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    Yeah if youre making coffee offer to make one for them, but dont become the intern coffee maker
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    @simpleJack I'm trying to avoid that
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    On my first day my boss told me to wash all the coffee cups and i was like thats not what you hired me for, I bring my own coffee
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    Or you just need to let go of the last shred of care.

    I'm introverted, and awkward, but I no longer have the time or inclination to summon up even the most rudimentary shit to give about it.

    So people think I'm extroverted, and confident, and whatever.
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    @brahn yah that is me in college, here as it is a new environment I'm like this
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    It seems that the guys aren't friendly with you.
    In my company when we have a new hire, the first thing we do is the coffee machine tutorial :D

    Also, we try to include the person as much as possible, lunch, discussions,.....
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    @justDeployIt that seems cool, I would have loved that
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    Jeez dude, thats almost autistic levels of shyness. Rule of thumb for interns: The people there know that you don't know too much, and if you keep a friendly attitude they'll reflect adequately. Some devs can look a little cold on the outside, but with a little time they'll get warmer.

    The more you talk to people the easier it gets. If you don't feel comfortable diving into full fledged 10 minute discussions, start with simple things, chit chat. Ask if someone wants to grab a coffee, comment on things you like...

    It's an organic process, you'll get there.
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    People are fucking assholes

    It's better to be introvert than being good to them and yourselves go up and ask for something
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    @NightAxeblade This is my advice from my personal experience.

    I was an introvert just like you. I remember, in my school days, I wasn't be able to eat my lunch because people were watching so I think you are at a much better position! But now I have literally zero issues in talking to my company's CEO, CTO, manage multiple teams etc.

    Attitude is the most important thing. Build up confidence and the biggest enemy of building up confidence is the fear of making mistakes. Once you can win over the fear of making mistakes you will exhibit so much confidence that you will be able to engage (not only talk) with people.

    One thing which will help in overcoming that fear is to accept the fact that you will make mistakes and things that you don't want to happen will happen. It's a part of life and you have to fight. You don't have to wait to be strong enough to be able to fight. No no! You have to fight to be able to become strong.
    So stop giving a fuck about making mistakes! Do what you want
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    @gitlog I agree. Most people are assholes. That's why I am evil now.
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