Introversion is the most misunderstood personality type. Given their quiet nature, introverts are often perceived as ruthless or selfish. People assume that introverts don't care about other people. This assumption is wrong. Introverts prefer to put more energy into themselves, aiming to recharge and get ready to be together. In an increasingly social, open, and outgoing world, introverts are often unfamiliar.
Socially considerate people find it challenging to communicate with others because they cannot tolerate casual banter. You enjoy participating in discussions, and this becomes increasingly important. It's hard to tell a thinking person apart. Just wanting to invest energy doesn't make you an introvert. Many social butterflies prefer to devote their power alone. Also, in the face of stereotypes, many people avoid seeing themselves as introverts. Still, there are certain traits that introverts are selective about.
1. You like to put a lot of energy into yourself.
They have no problem staying home on Saturday night. You count on it. For you, "Netflix" and "relax" really mean you "watch Netflix" and relax. Or on the other hand, your chores might be browsing, playing computer games, drawing, cooking, composting, sewing beanies for cats, or just cleaning the house. Whatever your favorite independent act, you can do it as often as your schedule allows.
You feel great when it's just you. If you are alone, you are free. People think you're a couch junkie, but you want to be alone and do what you love. You can relax better when you are alone rather than with many people. When you're around many people, your energy drains, and you no longer have fun. It only works for you when people try to get you to talk.
2. Inner monologues take more work to complete.
You have a unique inner voice that's constantly playing deep in your brain and is hard to suppress. Sometimes you can't rest at night because your mind hasn't returned to normal. You reflect a lot on the past. For example, something you said or did years ago will come to mind, and you will wonder how you said or did it.
You feel embarrassed because you wonder if anyone remembers what you did or said. You tend to think about what it would be like if you were extroverted. In your imagination, you will be with many people, but you have to tell yourself that you are not that person. It's okay if you think a lot. It just shows that you are happy in your heart while being alone.
3. You try your best to argue alone.
Your alone time is about more than just enjoying your favorite side hustle. This has to do with giving your brain time to relax. When you're around others, your brain can be overworked and malfunction. In isolation, you can tune in to your inner monologue. You've probably always been more imaginative and knowledgeable about yourself.
When everyone around you is like that, they don't see you in your favor. They may tell you that you're not an introvert. You have to go out and have a good time. On the other hand, being alone allows you to reflect on who you are without distractions. Even if those around you can't accept who you are, it may be time to spend some alone time.
4. You often feel lonelier in a group than when alone.
Something unique about being with a group of people makes you feel disconnected from yourself. That could be because it's hard to hear your inner voice when there's so much chaos around you. For whatever reason, as an introvert, you crave cozy times and deep connections, which aren't often found in groups. You often feel alone in a group because people with similar interests surround you, and you just don't fit in.
You will feel awkward even if they try to involve you in the conversation. You'll start asking personal questions that you don't want to share. You will only feel comfortable when you are around people who understand you. Even family gatherings can be a chore. Everyone is having a good time, and you are in a corner, but you are having a good time in the corner.
5. You feel like you're lying.
Approach outsiders and show yourself. It is best to stick tiny needles under the nail. Anyway, you know there's a motivating factor to it, so, of course, you can - besides feeling like you've been faking it. You must show yourself how it's done if you're anything like me. At this point, you need to activate your "open" personality.
You direct the feeling toward yourself, like, "Green, look, use your loud, affirming voice!" Then when you're done, you feel drained and need a vacation to get back on your feet. You ask yourself: Do other people have to put in much effort when meeting new people? It's great when someone introduces themselves to you, but at the same time, you might not know what to say. So you say a word or two. This person will think you don't want to be with them.
6. You want to be the center of attention.
In hindsight, you'd instead pull your manager aside for a one-on-one chat after the meeting (or email them your thoughts) and then reveal them to a room full of people. A particular case is when you get excited about something. If you think certain noises have any effect, you run the risk of over stimulation. You don't like people looking at you and judging you, so it's best to have a face-to-face conversation.
In an email, you can say what you want without shame. You can explain yourself clearly and remember what to say. Introverts often know what to say but need to remember when speaking in front of a group. People around you will need to help to understand what you're trying to explain. Your idea is excellent, but you must show it to the team clearly.
7. You are better at expressing your thoughts than speaking them out.
You'd rather text or email your peers than come over for a work meeting. Writing allows you to think about what you want to say and how you want to say it. It will enable you to change your thinking and craft your message to do just that. Also, writing your own words into your phone alone is no more important than reciting them to someone gradually. You may find that a career in songwriting appeals to you.
You will write your message confidentially. Your emails show that you are smart and have a lot to say. You can focus on the subject without worrying about other people's thoughts. With email, you have the platform all to yourself, so you only have to think about what you want to say, not what you think other people want to say about you. Your true feelings are also expressed in the email.
8. Phone calls seem like they could be more fun.
One of my departing companions kept calling me while away from other people in the car. She believes her mouth is unaffected, although her eyes, hands, and feet are currently involved. And there is no one around, so tired! So she went to find the phone. Anyway, that's different for me. I WANT TO TALK when I have a few minutes of quiet and isolation. When you call, you may not know what to say.
While you are listening, the person on the other end is speaking. When the other person has finished speaking, they expect you to respond. You don't know what to say, and the other person will think you've left. On the other hand, when you call for an interview, you know what's going on in your head, but it doesn't come straight to your mind.
9. They avoid small talk.
When an employee walks a few doors away from you, you sometimes turn into another room so as not to say, "Hi, what's going on here?" Discuss with him. Or, on the other hand, have you ever lingered in your apartment for a while and heard your neighbors in the hallway so you didn't have to talk? Assuming this is the case, you are an introvert.
It's not that loners are afraid of casual discussions; we don't. Sometimes you can't avoid people. For example, when walking or shopping, sometimes people come over to say hello. You don't want to stand there and talk, but people do it anyway. You need to stand there and listen to what's going on in your life while getting ready to run.
10. They don't like to joke around.
This is because you don't like casual banter. Mindless small talk will be replaced if you can get your way, and philosophical dialogue will become the norm. Instead, You'd meet someone and explore the meaning of life- or at least have some valid reasoning. Critical collaboration is the thinking man's antidote to "social" burnout. People expect you to start a conversation at social gatherings, and sometimes the attention will be on you.
They may say something that makes you uncomfortable. You may be smiling, but inside, you don't like it. Please don't walk away, but stay with the group and let them continue the joke. You can apologize, but usually, the team will follow you. The best thing you can do is apologize because you have important things to do and leave the social gathering as soon as possible.
11. They don't attend meetings to meet new people.
Now and then, your party. Regardless, if you do, in most cases, expect to avoid having to find new companions. You are happy with the few dear friends you have. You don't need any more friends. For example, a friend may want you to meet some of their colleagues. A friend might tell you that your co-workers are pleasing.
This may be true, but at the same time, you still need to worry about what your colleagues think of you. Most likely, they want to know more about you. You wish your friends had told them, but you must still tell them more. Introverts don't like to talk about themselves, especially with new friends. If you know in advance that you'll meet new people, you'll find all sorts of excuses not to be there.
12. You shut up after talking too much.
Ongoing research shows that bonding inevitably leads to burnout for everyone, even the most accomplished socializers. This is because encounters promote vitality. Still, lonely people may burn out more quickly and experience more social burnout than sociable people. They may even experience what's known as an "introversion headache." After multiple encounters, they can feel exhausted and possibly very uncomfortable.
Introverts cannot handle consecutive rounds of conversation. After the meeting, the introvert has to go home. One day is too much for them. If a social event takes less time, the introvert will leave before the event is over. People around you will wonder what happened, but you will apologize. You don't want to be honest with them because they might tell you to get over it.
13. You notice subtleties that others overlook.
Introverts (especially overly sensitive loners) can become overwhelmed by excessive reinforcement. Still, our hints have an advantage: we notice subtleties that others might miss. For example, you might notice a subtle change in your partner's mood, suggesting she's upset (but oddly, no one else in the room sees this).
Or you may become deeply fascinated by shadows, spaces, and surfaces, becoming a fantastic visual craftsman. At work, you only get things done if they're perfect. Others in the area may be faster, but their work may need to improve. Your boss may want you to move fast, preventing you from doing your job well. You know how to do the job, but you're a perfectionist. On the other hand, if you are in charge, you may irritate your co-workers by expecting things to be perfect.
14. You can focus for a long time.
You can create for quite a long time. You enter the area and continue driving. If you're an introvert, chances are you have a side interest that you can pursue in various ways until the end of time. This is because thinking people are exceptionally good at focusing on themselves for long periods.
For you to be able to focus for a long time, it has to be something that interests you. For example, if you like art, you can watch or do it for a long time, while others may find it boring. On the other hand, other people may enjoy watching soap operas, but if you don't, you either go to bed or apologize. Introverts may be forced to enjoy things they don't want for long periods.