Introverts… “Uummm?”

Have you ever heard the term introvert? Introverted? What about extrovert? Extroverted?

Anything ringing a bell?

Maybe you have; FANTASTIC! You’re already ahead of the game. {There’s only one prize at the finish line: additional knowledge for your brain bank.}

If you have but know/remember very little, or you don’t know anything at all…. Get your pens and pads ready.

According to Dictionary.com

Introvert

Noun: person who prefers calm environments, limits social engagement, or embraces a greater than average preference for solitude.

Also

Psychology: a person characterized by concern primarily with his or her own thoughts and feelings

Additionally:

Verb (to used with object): to turn inward: to introvert one’s anger.

Psychology: to direct (the mind, one’s interest, etc.) partly to things within the self.,

Anatomy/Zoology: to turn (a hollow, cylindrical structure) in on itself; invaginate.

IN COMPARISON:

Extrovert

Noun: outgoing, gregarious person who thrives in dynamic environments and seeks to maximize social engagement.

Psychology. a person characterized by extroversion; a person concerned primarily with the physical and social environment.

Adjective: ex·tro·vert·ed.having a disposition that is energized through social engagement and languishes or chafes in solitude, resulting in a personality that is gregarious, outgoing, and sociable.

Psychology: marked by extroversion.verb (used with object)

Psychology: to direct (the mind, one’s interest, etc.) outward or to things outside the self.

………………

Each is unique in it’s characteristics, needs, personality traits, etc.

If you’re like me, you’re a type B personality… you know, stops to marvel at a gorgeous sunset, although you’re already late for an appointment or what have you.

So, speaking is much less dominating for introverts. We’re dominantly feelers.

A few days ago, I came across a super cool article from Introvert, Dear.

The article is called “Why Is Writing Easier Than Speaking for Introverts? Here’s the Science

Science????????? What the what???? There’s actual studies, theories, and absolute results to backup “less social”.

Number one: YES!!!! {I had no idea!!}

And

Number two: Those of us who are (being quiet) is 1/3-1/2 of our population!! None of us should ever HAVE BEEN TOLD nor should EVER TELL a child they need to be “more social”.

Introverted individuals shouldn’t be automatically labeled as Autistic or Selective Auditory Impaired.

I found this information profound in understanding myself (first) and others.

And when I spend time with myself first, improving who I am… I can give my best self to the world.

I absolutely encourage you to take an hour or two and explore the Verbal Memory of Introverts, Sound levels of Extroverts, Social Settings of Introversion or Workforce supported Extroversion.

Here’s some resources:

1. Introvert, Dear

2. The 3 Explanations: Why Introverts Struggle to Speak Up

3. The Power of Introverts- Susan Cain

4. Why Introverts May Find It Hard When Life Returns to Normal

5. What is an Introvert

Screenshot of the IntrovertSpring website

Very insightful knowledge! Learning yourself is where you should start.. within ourselves is where change happens.

I hope you enjoyed this post.

Nova Namastè

18 Comments on “Introverts… “Uummm?””

  1. I can see why introverts would be slapped with such questionable labels after recent studies have revealed how introverts are most prominent and fit to be the best for leadership roles in the current climate.

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  2. My mums side, except for maybe my Mum, are pretty extroverted. My mum and I are the quietest. Actually we are on both sides, lol. It’s funny because I think the internet has given us more communications tools than ever before, but we rarely use them. Being a introvert though, I love using the internet to communicate. I am going to so read that Science paper!

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  3. It took me a while to accept my introvert tendencies, and for the longest time I just felt like an absolute pariah, but thanks to the internet, I finally came to terms with who I am, and that’s the best thing I ever did for myself. Thanks for this post!

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