Characteristics Of An Introvert

Characteristics Of An Introvert  According to Urban Dictionary, an introvert is someone who prefers to spend time alone in order to recharge their inner being. He/she may appear to be shy to others, but that is not necessarily an accurate label. Interacting with people and attention to multiple sources of stimuli tends to draw down an introvert's energy causing them to eventually withdraw to spend time alone to re-energize.  Extrovert is the direct opposite of introvert and there is a thin line between them where most people find themselves. If you are able to identify some traits of introversion and that of extroversion in you, then you may be one of the 70% people worldwide who fall within.  As you go through this article, one thing you should note is that being an introvert does not mean that you are shy or socially anxious.  According to many theories of personality, every individual has a degree of both introversion and extroversion but we most often tend to show one.  The theory of introversion and extroversion is quite confusing as it might be surprising to identify that those people you know to be socially active might be introverts.  If you feel down and less good being an introvert, you don’t need to worry anymore because this article is meant to help you stand on your feet. Davas Book has compiled some genius traits that are mostly found in introverts and are presented below.  1. Spending time and engaging with a lot of people drains your energy.  2. You have small close friends.  3. You have small close friends.  4. You love to work independently.  5. You enjoy being alone.  6. They appear to be wise.  7. You are fond of raising your hands last when a question is asked.  8. Introverts contribute less in meetings.  9. You are mostly described by people as quiet.  10. Acquire knowledge through observation.  11. Introverts have a keen eye for detail.  You’d rather be an expert at one thing than try to do everything.  You actively avoid any shows that might involve audience participation.  They are capable of expressing or communicating better in writing than in person.  They are trustworthy and very good at keeping secrets.  Can you believe that some people are unaware they are introverts? Especially if they are not the “shy type.”

According to Urban Dictionary, an introvert is someone who prefers to spend time alone in order to recharge their inner being. He/she may appear to be shy to others, but that is not necessarily an accurate label. Interacting with people and attention to multiple sources of stimuli tends to draw down an introvert's energy causing them to eventually withdraw to spend time alone to re-energize.

Extrovert is the direct opposite of introvert and there is a thin line between them where most people find themselves. If you are able to identify some traits of introversion and that of extroversion in you, then you may be one of the 70% people worldwide who fall within.

As you go through this article, one thing you should note is that being an introvert does not mean that you are shy or socially anxious.

According to many theories of personality, every individual has a degree of both introversion and extroversion but we most often tend to show one.

The theory of introversion and extroversion is quite confusing as it might be surprising to identify that those people you know to be socially active might be introverts.

If you feel down and less good being an introvert, you don’t need to worry anymore because this article is meant to help you stand on your feet. Davas Book has compiled some genius traits that are mostly found in introverts and are presented below.

1. Spending time and engaging with a lot of people drains your energy.

How do you feel being around a lot of people? Do you feel exhausted? After a long interaction with people or a group, do feel so exhausted to the extent that you feel like secluding yourself and spending some quality time with yourself alone? If your answers are yes to all of these questions, then you might possess some traits of an introvert. Unlike extroverts who are energized from such situations, introverts tend to lose energy.

The above paragraph does not mean introverts always avoid social gathering. Some introverts prefer spending time with a social group especially a group of close friends or family.

2. You have small close friends.

In most cultures, introverts are often misconceived as they don’t like people. An introvert will love to spend time with his few close friends than with a large social circle. Introverts are not quick in choosing their friend and tend to choose their friends more carefully. They don’t allow their friends to choose them but they rather choose their friends. They prefer long-lasting closeness or relationship.

Unlike extroverts that have a lot of friends, introverts may not have so many friends but they make sure the little they have stays forever
3. You love to work independently.

Introverts feel good doing jobs that involve independence. Jobs that come with a lot of social interaction repels most introverts. Jobs like writing, artist, graphic designing among others mostly attracts introverts.

In school, most introverts do not like the idea of working in groups and would love to do school projects alone. They often give out their best when they do it alone.

This is not to say introverts are less productive when they work with others but they just prefer working in isolation so as to gain a maximum focus and produce content with high quality.

4. You enjoy being alone.

Introverts are most often revived or re-energized by spending time alone. This does not mean an average introvert fancy being alone all the time. They get stressed up when they engage in too much socializing.

They most at times enjoy doing activities like writing, reading, gardening and watching movies alone. If you are that type of person who feels so good spending a few quality hours alone, you might possess an introvert personality trait.

5. They appear to be wise.

Most introverts are noted for thinking before they talk. They have the tendency to processing information deeper before acting on it. They weigh difference outcome and possibilities before they present an answer to a question.

6. You are fond of raising your hands last when a question is asked.

Unlike extroverts who are ever ready and eager to raise their hands or quickly volunteer, introverts prefer to stay calm for others to make a move first before they come in. This does not make them less brilliant, they just enjoy sitting back and watch people take the centre page.

7. Introverts contribute less in meetings.

During meetings and discussions, people with high introversion mostly feel reluctant in passing their comments but rather keep their ideas and contributions to themselves unless they have been asked to come out with their contributions.

8. You are mostly described by people as quiet.

One basic characteristic of an introvert widely known is, being quiet and reserved. They are also tagged as being shy but not all introverts fall within the shy tag.


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9. Acquire knowledge through observation.

Unlike extroverts who prefer learning through hands-on experience, introverts prefer learning by watching. They learn best by observing. They tend to build up their skills somewhere private.

10. Introverts have a keen eye for detail.

They are capable of noticing details that others do not.

You’d rather be an expert at one thing than try to do everything.

You actively avoid any shows that might involve audience participation.

They are capable of expressing or communicating better in writing than in person.

They are trustworthy and very good at keeping secrets.

Can you believe that some people are unaware they are introverts? Especially if they are not the “shy type.”

Never mistook an introvert’s quietness and reserved nature as being timid. Downgrading introversion in unfair, because, both  extroversion and introversion have their benefits and drawbacks depending on the situation.

Introverts are not boring. The fact that they talk small or engage less in social activities does not make them boring. Trust me they are fun to be with especially if they feel comfortable around you and are ready to open up to you.

How many of these traits do you find in you? If you find more than half of it in you then you can say that you are a proud introvert.



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