This post was inspired by a colleague or pretty much everyone around me! I get called all sorts of names by people daily. My sister thinks I’m a recluse, others say I’m anti social & a snob sometimes while some think I’m weird.
We live in a generation where the first question people tend to ask when you meet is “what do you do for fun?” Really? You don’t want to know my full names? Or what I do for a living? Or my dreams? Or where I come from? And it gets awkward because I don’t do the usual stuff people do like partying, get togethers, road trips etc. Fun for me could be staying home on a Sunday snacking and binge-watching my favorite shows, or just being by myself to meditate while listening to my favorite music, or cooking, reading, or redecorating my room!
They are a lot of misconceptions out there about introverts, most of which are baseless ranging from shyness to being insecure around people, however 70% of insecure people by my observations are extroverts, they mask their insecurities by being loud & overly confident but when they’re alone their walls close in on them & they’re uncomfortable & restless, in essence extroverts feed off the energy from being around others while introverts get energy sucked out of them!
However being an introvert is normal regardless of what people around you may say, here are a few fun facts about introverted people
1. They’re independent.
People who have found a balance with themselves and can be happy doing things on their own also develop a fierce independence. Sharing their space, sharing their lives, and really sharing anything they’re not prepared to is going to be a challenge. They’ve learned to rely upon themselves.
2. They’re about as confident as you get.
Those who have mastered the art of being happy alone tend to also be confident. We often surround ourselves with people because we lack the confidence to be fully exposed. They tend to be self-assured and they know they’re more than enough to have a good time.
3. They tend to be fascinating people.
Introverts turn out to be interesting because alone, they do a lot of learning, self discovery & growth. They read a lot & are very creative. They can hold a conversation for as long as it goes, with various topics. Face it, there’s something interesting about a person who has no problems about going through their life as a solo act. There’s just something so fascinating about them. They’re fun to talk to, and just because they’re independent doesn’t mean they won’t be up to chat about their philosophies.
4. They’re incredibly sharp.
It feels like you have to be smart enough to come to some serious conclusions and face your real self in order to be someone who can truly be happy alone. In the face of this sharpness, they’re not likely to be duped into doing something they don’t want to and they won’t be easily manipulated.
5. They get their happiness from within
Happiness is a critical element of confidence, & a major quality of an introverted person because in order to be confident & content in what you do when you’re alone, you have to be happy with who you are. People who brim with confidence derive their sense of pleasure and satisfaction from their own accomplishments, as opposed to what other people think of their accomplishments. They know that no matter what anyone says, you’re never as good or bad as people say you are.
6. Finally, they’re free spirited people.
They are willing to work hard to pave their own path and walk to the beat of their own drum. They hate being controlled or restricted in any way, and value physical and emotional freedom above everything else in life.