We often meet people who need hours alone every day, prefer to curl up in bed and loves deep conversations with oneself. People call these people as ‘serious’ or ‘so mellow’ and ask them whether they are okay? The answers would be that favor somewhere between an introvert or extrovert. But again who is an introvert and extrovert? Well to this article I will be explaining to you about Introverts, Who they are? What are their feelings and how do they differ from the rest of the people?
Who are introverts?
Introverts are people who are concerned and interested in their own personal life. They are perceived to be more reserved and less outspoken in groups. Unlike extroverts, introverts are less energized when they are around a large group of people and hence one of the most widespread myths about introverts is that they are unsociable hermits escaping any contact with other people.
However, the actual part is there is a big deal of difference in accumulating and spending energy between introverts and extroverts. While extroverts gain energy through socializing, introverts lose them. This is one reason why introverts prefer being alone.
Again, speaking about relationships and friends, introverts are usually more picky and peculiar about their surroundings. This is not because they are snobbish or contemptuous rather, introverts tend to seek deeper, long-lasting, and more meaningful relationships. They could get along with people but the difference is if you need to get closer they need to trust you truly.
Introverts are also self-aware. They dig deep into their feelings, thoughts and unclear sensations. They tend to feel more sufficient, working and feeling better likewise.
Does it mean introverts are shy?
A common misconception of introverts is the relationship between shyness and introversion. Shyness is about the fear of social judgments, feeling anxious or frightened. For example, at a party or group function, one might be excessively worried about what people think of them, what they should say and that is what shyness expands. An introvert on the other hands might not feel any of those things at all. They simply have the preference to be in a quieter setting.
Also when introverts are pushed over their comfort level, they have to bring in additional mental resources to filter out the overload. This causes fatigue, and over time, they learn to avoid situations that lead to this. This is what people mistakenly consider as shyness, misanthropic and aloof.
Do introverts think different?
No. Introverts are just like normal human beings. They equally love everything general mankind does but in a different manner- within themselves. When others find it fun to talk, hang out and work with others, introverts find it comfortable to be within themselves.
When in the workplace they tend to be highly creative and productive when left to work alone. It doesn’t mean a problem interacting with coworkers but it requires an introvert to spend additional energy to communicate, explaining ideas and defending their point of view.
To think from an introversial point of view is thus a matter of deep thrived emotions, thoughts, ideas, and concepts dived inwards in oneself.
Overall, now you have got an outline on introverts, I believe! Yeah, introverts are just only ones like any of us but with a varied level of behavior. Their behavior is the way the gain energy. Quiet environments enable them to recharge their energy levels.
Just because someone is an introvert or extrovert doesn’t make him or her better than anyone else. But to direct them from the world turning inside their heads could rob the world of other great advances. Everyone has been created differently, to act differently, think differently, and express differently. It’s what makes them individuals, helping to shape their future.
The future that little girl curled up with her book —will create.