Uh h hhh I feel like the nerd sitting at the "cool kids" table at work every day. I'm starting to feel like these extraverts don't do as much work or learn as much info as the socially awkward geeky guys at my previous workplace. I almost never see them sit quietly for more than 5 minutes unless the boss is around and in one of his "moods".
Something I've noticed is they are all very good at spitballing and can talk at length on command about nothing. I have one coworker that works at a lightning pace and they're always asking her stuff that I feel like they can just read/search up on by themselves. My boss keeps telling me to make a good wiki and document everything because he knows it's one of my strengths, but in my head I'm thinking like, "These guys are not going to read it lol."
Sometimes I ask one of them a question and they go on a super long info dump, usually about how some other person dropped the ball and made their work a hell. I'm just kind of nodding along thinking, "That's not what I asked, get to the point lol." I'm almost scared to ask them in-depth, precise questions (also one of my strengths), because I'm worried that it might be something they don't know and that would be awkward.
I feel like this is one of those places were everyone has too much life outside of work to give a R's A about doing a good job. At this point I can't really tell if the quality of the work is actually high or if they just talk a very good talk, maybe a mix of both.
What's clear to me is that folks whose brains are people-oriented operate in a whole different way from those of us who are task-oriented. They catch a lot of things that I miss, and vice versa. I just wish it wasn't so draining.