2020/04/19 • BY JADE
Are you a little different from the rest? A bit quieter than most?
If you resonate with five or more of the statements below, you just might be an introvert.
Just so there isn’t any confusion. Just because you’re an introvert, it doesn’t mean you can’t do amazing things and achieve your dreams.
An introvert is simply someone who is satisfied with being by themselves or in a small crowd, whereas an extrovert is someone who is much happier socializing with more people.
Introverts often tend to find peace in calm, quiet and thoughtful atmospheres.
You find this type of chit chat superficial and would much rather have in-depth conversations about the things that truly matter to you.
You enjoy talking, but in smaller crowds and you want these conversations to be meaningful.
You also don’t often enjoy speaking on the phone. It’s more of an if-you-have-something-to-say-say-it situation.
Am I right?
Does anyone else secretly love it when plans sometimes get cancelled, and you get to stay at home with a good book, your thoughts and your favorite Netflix show?
Yup, me too.
Going out with friends is fun and all but if you’re a true introvert, every once and a while you just need some alone time to recharge your social batteries.
Do you sometimes get lost in your train of thought because your mind just won’t stop wandering and pondering about different things?
You do your best thinking in solitude; in fact, it can be hard to shut off your inner monologue.
You often reflect on things and have unlimited creative ideas.
However, you can also repeat past occurrences in your head.
In other words, you sometimes focus too much on the little details and cross over into a negative thinking spiral, for example:
You love to observe and take notice of the people, the environment and details around you.
You may not always speak your mind, but your mind is vibrating with ideas.
You see the world through an attention-to-details lens, and you see things for what they are and people for what they can be.
You don’t usually enjoy:
While you can still have a perfectly good time at any of these events, you don’t like to party every weekend, and you don’t usually stay longer than you have to.
Although being an introvert is not the same as being socially anxious.
You just go to parties for different reasons than most extroverts.
You don’t go to parties to meet new people; you go to parties to hang out with the people you already know.
When it comes to the people in your life, you prefer quality over quantity.
You have a small circle of friends that you know will be there for you when you need them.
You have profound and long-lasting friendships and relationships in your life.
There isn’t a lot of room for acquaintances and “we need to grab coffee soon so we can catch up” friends.
You definitely don’t hate these people. It’s just that you don’t need them to feel content.
You have your people, and that enough for you.
Sometimes you feel like you can express yourself better through writing than speaking.
I know this is the case for me; there’s a reason I’m blogging.
You like to write your thoughts down on paper and to reflect upon things in that way.
You also love to dream big – bigger than most – and you like setting goals for yourself.
There isn’t a day that goes by that you don’t find yourself daydreaming about all the things you want to achieve.
Maybe you’ve even considered becoming an entrepreneur or starting your own blog.
A common misconception is that introverts are shy.
This isn’t necessarily true. You can be introverted without actually being shy.
Just like being alone and being lonely are not the same; being quiet and being shy is not the same thing either.
Do five or more of these statements describe you?
If they do, it might be a sign that you’re an introvert – just like me.
Welcome to the club!
Let me know in the comments which of these signs resonate with you the most.
Tap into your inner introvert and realize that you can achieve even your wildest dreams!