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Who Are Introverts?
There are two types of people in the world according to the psychologist Carl Jung, introvert and extrovert. Some people lie in between them, we know them as an ambivert. Extroverts are the people who love conversation, attention, social gathering, and love to work in a busy environment. Introverts are the opposite of extroverts. Introverts are someone who prefers quiet, reserved, minimally stimulating environments. They don’t seek special attention or social engagements, as these events can leave introverts feeling exhausted. Introverts need alone time to recharge while extroverts refuel themselves in a social gathering or being with others. But it doesn’t mean introverts always like to live in a quiet and reserved environment. Introverts can have elements of extroversion in their personalities they may enjoy acting on stage or throwing parties. But they like to live in their own world more often.
How To Know You Are An Introvert:
- Do you like spending time alone?
- Do you like your own company?
- Do you have fewer friends?
- Do you talk less?
If yes, then you are introverts and there is nothing to be ashamed of because you are born with this. You haven’t created it by yourself, but life is what we make it with experience. If you have parents, a teacher who will support your thoughtful ideas you will grow up as a confident individual. But, like many introverts, if someone teases you, or tell you to “come out of your shell,” you may develop social anxiety or feel you have to pretend to be someone you’re not.
In today's world, there are things whether it's jobs, or school mainly design to promote open communication. The more you will communicate with each other, the more you will grow. The scale of intelligence in today's world is confident communication. A person who can speak confidently is intelligent. But anyone thinks not all people and kids, are extroverted. There are people who like solitude, peace, studying, and working alone.
Quotes By Some Famous Introverts:
“I have to be alone very often. I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That’s how I refuel.” ~ Audrey Hepburn
“I’m very picky with whom I give my energy to. I prefer to reserve my time, intensity, and spirit exclusively to those who reflect sincerity.” ~ Dau Voire
“There is a tremendous difference between alone and lonely. You could be lonely in a group of people. I like being alone. I like eating by myself. I go home at night and just watch a movie or hang out with my dog. I have to exert myself and really say, oh God, I’ve got to see my friends because I’m too content by myself.” ~ Drew Barrymore
“Quiet people have the loudest minds.” Stephen Hawking
“When you’re an introvert like me and you’ve been lonely for a while, and then you find someone who understands you, you become really attached to them. It’s a real release.” Lana Del Rey
Misconception About Introverts:
Regarding introvert behavior, many people don’t fully understand what it means to be an introvert. They relate introversion with shyness and social anxiety. There are a few misconceptions about introverts people think they have.
- Introverts are antisocial animals: People think and take introverts as antisocial and selfish but the reality is opposite to this. Sometimes introverts behave like an anti-social animal but many introverts can be impressive in social situations.
- Introverts hate people. It is the worst misconception about introverts, about hating people. People often take an introvert lack of talking is a sign that introverts don't like people. But the truth is the opposite. Introverts avoid small talks with the people they don't know. They do more meaningful talks with people they know.
- Introverts are ill-mannered and rude: Introverts are not rude, they enjoy it when they are in full energy. But yes, if an introvert is completely out of social energy, they might start getting a zone out. They are not trying to be rude. They are finding alone time to recharge themselves. Because alone time is like an energy drink for them.
- Introverts are unconcerned about surrounding: When introverts don't involve themselves in something. People often misinterpret them as a disinterested/unconcerned person. But the truth is opposite to that, they are thinking and observing things and people.
- Introverts need to change their attitude: People often take introverts being alone nature as rude. And suggest they change that attitude. But being an introvert is part of their temperament. They are at best when they embrace their nature and use it as a source of strength.
- Introverts wish we were extroverted: This is a misconception and also true sometimes. Sometimes introverts become jealous of an extrovert’s ability to think quickly or fit naturally into a social situation. Introverts have many strengths that don’t come naturally as extroverts. They need a suitable environment and place to come out as a brilliant individual
Some Important Personality Traits Of An Introvert
Every introvert is unique, but there are some traits which show that the person is an introvert Here are some personality traits of an introvert :
- Prefer alone time over gathering: Most introverts enjoy the social time too, but all introverts enjoy the solitude of spending time alone. Alone time is a time for self-reflection! You might spend it thinking about your life, the people you love, your career, or the “big questions” in life. Or, you might spend it reading, researching, or creating art.
- Exhausted by social interaction: With unfamiliar people, large crowds, or in noisy environments, Introverts probably get wiped out fast. Stay out too long and you may even crash — aka. the “introvert hangover.”
- You prefer working alone: Introverts often work best when they work alone. The isolation allows introverts to focus deeply and produce high-quality work. Not that introverts don’t work well with others. But they prefer working alone. Tips for Introverts they should use headphones in a noisy place to keep their focus.
- Hang out with a few close friends than an enormous group of people: Introverts don't like to socialize in a large group of people. They like to sit with a few close friends. These types of interactions don’t drain you the way others do. They also prefer solitude and a small circle of friends. A meaningful relationship is everything for an introvert.
- Fascinating inner world: Introverts spend lost of time in thinking and daydreaming. Or, you might just prefer to think things through before you act. Not every introvert is a dreamer or creative, but almost all have an entire inner world. They always often in their head or may zone out during a conversation.
- You prefer to stay out of the limelight or don't like attention: There are exceptions to this, but many introverts prefer not to speak up in large group settings and would rather hand off speaking roles to someone else. Many introverts are creatives and performers. Introverts can fully learn and master these skills, but their natural inclination is to avoid group participation.
- You don’t always know what to say: Instead, you routinely think of the right response after the conversation is over. This is normal: many introverts struggle with this.
- You’re better at writing your thoughts than speaking them: You may or may not be a natural novelist, but writing something is more comfortable than saying for introverts. Writing is a healing part of introverts. They can write their thoughts response on paper better than speaking because they take time to think about what they want to say, it makes for very clear and expressive writing.
- You feel out of place in an “extroverted” society: Extroverts rarely notice it, but our society assumes that people should be chatty, social, and quick to speak up pretty much all the time. An introvert sometimes feels regret, sad, and depressed or even wonder if there was something wrong with you for not being more social? But a lot of introverts are good speaker with the help pf practice and training.
Introvert leaders & inventors that rules the world:
Introverts can be successful in any walk of life. People think introvert people can't lead the world because of their less talkative nature. People think they are too soft to handle the challenging world. But the truth is opposite of this. There are many leaders in the world that leads the world with their introvert nature and proved the world that an introvert person can become a magnificent leader.
Here are few names
- Albert Einstein
- Eleanor Roosevelt
- Abraham Lincoln
- Mahatma Gandhi
- Hillary Clinton
- Charles Darwin
- Steve Wozniak
- Barack Obama
Final Thoughts :
Don’t fear the world, Don’t regret that you are an introvert. Get up and show the world that introverts are just like other people. We avoid large talks, but we are empathic. We avoid gathering, but we are not alone, we have few friends there for us; We are shy people, but we are a sympathetic listener and observer. Show the world we are opposite to extroverts but not less than extroverts. Just believe in your inner strength, your willpower, and your introversion traits. You can lead the world like others. Just never let yourself down that you are introvert.