Why not? I am an introvert and I met other Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches who were also introverts. We are doing FINE!
Some people won’t believe that I’m an introvert. Just because I am friendly it doesn’t mean I am an extrovert. I don’t go to parties to become the center of attention. I don’t seek attention. By the way, I used to be really shy. Yep! And guess what, many people that I talk to and tell me they used to be shy, I didn’t believe it either. But I do get it, look at me, I worked a lot consciously to overcome my shyness, and I am doing a whole lot better.
If there are things you want to change about yourself, it requires YOU to work constantly on it. You don’t magically change overnight.
The thing you have to ask yourself is: what exactly is it that I find difficult in the role of the Scrum Master?
- Is it having to deal with conflicts?
- Is it doing presentations?
- Is it dealing with people with difficult personalities?
Break it down to the most basic statements. Then the fun part starts.
When you ask yourself the following questions, close your eyes and imagine that difficulty is gone.
- If I didn’t have that difficulty, who would I be?
- If I had no issue dealing with conflict, would I enjoy the role of a Scrum Master?
- If I was great at doing presentations, would I want to continue as a Scrum Master?
- If the difficulty was now easy, what would I do next?
- How do I feel once this difficulty ceases to exist?
Do you feel lighter? The great thing is that you can overcome that difficulty. You can find help, a friend, a mentor, books, youtube videos to help you overcome it. But you and only you can do the work. So get to it! Get rid of that obstacle that’s preventing you to be that great person that is YOU.