BOSTON–When thinking about successful people in the workplace, most think about opinionated, vocal and outgoing employees–not quiet, introspective ones who hesitate to speak up.

 "Introverts are often misread, misunderstood and largely ignored," said Jennifer Kahnweiler, an Atlanta-based speaker and author specializing in introverts during a session this week at the Society for Human Resource Management's diversity and inclusion conference.

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