The Importance of Being Obnoxious

Though it may not seem like it from reading my posts, I’m actually kind of shy. I go out of my way to dodge socializing with people I don’t know, and I avoid conflict like the plague. Personally, I chalk this up to a mixture of my being both an Aspie and a Libra. But when you’re in (or trying to break into) an industry that values being a self-starter, being anti-social can be a bit of a problem. That goes double for me because, after escaping from the restaurant industry, I recently got a job that requires me to interact with strangers in order to meet my sales goal. When I started, I was a wuss, and everything I did came off as more of a feeble request than a bold statement that my product was worthwhile. However, when working the other night, I had a breakthrough: I would get into character and be the most loud and obnoxious showman (showwoman) possible. I would make people hear and notice me as they rush past. And I’ll be damned if it didn’t work spectacularly. Not only did I meet my goal, but I had a lot of fun and the time zoomed by. It just goes to show that in order to get ahead, sometimes you have to adopt a persona that is outside your comfort zone.20161103_213316-2


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Lizzy Andretta is an actress originally from New Jersey who is now based in Minnesota. She blogs about being an Aspie and other subjects stemming from said topic. You can follow her acting work at

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