If this is your first foray into the thoughts of introverts and extroverts, welcome! In my opinion, the real problem is the people wanting teenagers, and for that matter everyone that has something different about them. Being an introvert is not bad in and of itself. That time will be reflecting time, time allowing me to take things in. I have realized I am a good reader and I can be very sassy because I know what to say. There is no check list, no universal standard for what introverts are like. I test introvert on everything and everyone is always questioning it. There are some common traits that most introverts have in common, though it would be folly to broad-brush introverts as a whole by saying that they all have any one of these traits.
One person I know pushes herself to the point that she has health problems because she stresses herself out from doing so much you know who you are; slow down! They also know me well enough so they are not offended when I need to disappear and stare at a blank wall for awhile. An introvert needs solitude; being around people for extended periods of time is exhausting. And as far as we have been communicated with. Introverts are also not misanthropic, though some of us do go along with Sartre as far as to say Hell is other people at breakfast. Now there certainly can be a greater tendency toward certain negative traits as a result of being introverted. I wanted to point out why it is not true.
I enjoy being a left-handed right-brained introvert. I suppose this common misconception has to do with our being more intelligent, more reflective, more independent, more level-headed, more refined, and more sensitive than extroverts. When there's an extrovert, there should be an introvert too, so that society's balanced. Sometimes, as we gasp for air amid the fog of their 98-percent-content-free talk, we wonder if extroverts even bother to listen to themselves. I can be social capable and still be an introvert! There is a greater appreciation, or at least acceptance, of the introvert than it has been in modern American society. I am shy and introverted, untill I after I get to know people, and feel comfortable around them and vice versa.
Majority of introverts envy the people who are outgoing and can get along with random people easily. In this video, I'm going to share with you 8 things why introverts often misunderstood at work. I hit many buttons and voted up. Some are shy, some are more socially inclined. Being alone is not an anathema to introverts as it is to extroverts. In life, problems will always arise.
My own formula is roughly two hours alone for every hour of socializing. This might sound a little strange to you but this is actually true. My oldest son is even more of an introvert than I am. Not a lot bothers me these days. If you answered yes to these questions, chances are that you have an introvert on your hands—and that you aren't caring for him properly. It is very difficult for an introvert to join a crowd and justbegin tohave random conversations with astranger.
They cannot imagine why someone would need to be alone; indeed, they often take umbrage at the suggestion. Introverts are people who love to be with other people just like anyone else. This way I can stand by them, smile and nod, and appear more extroverted than I am. Female introverts, I suspect, must suffer especially. Thanks for this great article. One thing you definitely learn is to never underestimate a shy guy.
Being the center of attention can be overwhelming for an introvert. Or—my favorite—a minority in the regular population but a majority in the gifted population. My intention is that this will be accessible to introverts and extroverts alike, to help better understand friends, family, colleagues… and themselves. I totally get the introversion being misunderstood for snobby thing. Oh Good, more guys to tell the world what goes on in women's minds.
None is better than the other. Second, when you see an introvert lost in thought, don't say What's the matter? Introverts don't outwardly complain, instead roll their eyes and silently curse the darkness. They seem to come fully to life only around other people. Would you think that there's something wrong with someone because of skin and eye colors? My momma bear claws are always out when dealing with someones issues or opinions over my children. The underlying theme of many commercials is how to be pleasing to as many people as possible.
Like other shy people, shy introverts are routinely misunderstood as being cold, aloof, or stuck-up. And without that down time, our go time will be half-hearted at best. Being an introvert might be exhausting when you want to get to know people and have to push yourself to talk. I plan on really going into detail with these and other points in the future, giving examples from my own lives in contrast with extroverts I know. Introverts usually do not have to constantly the center of attention that extroverts must be. As long as the extroverted are the ones who get the majority of the attention— and they love the attention the way the introverted often do not, so I fear this will always be the case— then I feel extroversion will always be elevated as superior, or at least somehow preferable. Teachers even considered introverted children to be socially retarded, needing psychological counselling and therapy.