Everyone knows that not everyone can become a cabin crew, given the fact that the job is more than just serving drinks and flying to different countries every day. Airlines always make it a point to hire candidates who are physically fit, have a good health, and possess interpersonal skills. It’s not a form of discrimination, but rather because the job actually requires you to have the necessary qualifications to fulfill your duties.
In a previous post, we’ve answered one of the questions that most aspiring cabin crews ask: can you still be a cabin crew if you don’t know how to swim? Swimming is something that anyone can learn, therefore we answered yes only because you can take lessons before the training starts. Today, we will be providing an answer to another question.
Why are interpersonal skills important?
Given that you’re a flight attendant, you are required to communicate with your fellow crews and the passengers. Interpersonal skill is an important factor to success, regardless of what kind of career it might be. If you are sociable and someone who can adapt easily, you will have higher chances of being hired as it implies that you don’t have a problem collaborating with your co-workers.
Have you ever seen a shy and timid cabin crew who doesn’t speak to his colleagues and passengers? We bet you haven’t, and that’s because flight attendants are required to be personable, in a way that they can function on their own and along with the group.
Now, can you still be a cabin crew if you’re an introvert? The answer is yes. Everyone deserves to be given a chance when it comes it their dreams, don’t we? Being an introverted flight attendant is possible as long as you’re ready to talk to people whether you feel like it or not, and if you’re willing to work for hours while enduring the sudden crave for a quiet alone time.
Don’t get us wrong though, we’re not telling you to transform yourself into a complete extrovert. But since you’re an introvert, you should be prepared to handle the feeling of being drained after hours of being around a huge crowd – especially when it’s a long hour flight.
Introverts can also be amazing cabin crews! People like you are keen observers, hardworking, values deeper connection with people, and more. On the other hand, it doesn’t mean that extroverted ones don’t have what it takes to be a flight attendant. It’s just that everyone has their own areas where they are good at!
To conclude, you can make your dreams come true even if you’re an introvert or an extrovert. As long as you’ve got passion and determination, we don’t see any reason why not. Good luck in your career!