Nowadays, we live in a world where the terms “introvert” and “extrovert” are thrashed around. You might even hear them on a daily basis, but have you ever wondered what they really mean? The general consensus is that introverts are quieter and fond of their own company, while extroverts thrive around others and normally take center stage. However, there is so much more to it than that. Here are the 5 signs that you’re an introvert.
You have an inner monologue that won’t be quiet
If you’re an introvert, you normally have to deal with a little voice in your head that takes you through the whole day. Those who have this inner voice often find it hard to switch off even when in a silent room, because you will suddenly be thinking about something you said to your mom five years ago, and how you should have said something completely different.
You often feel like a fraud
Although introverts would happily never turn up to an event and introduce themselves to other people, sometimes you just have to suck it up and do it. You plaster on a smile, and you try to forget the embarrassment and the anxiety that you are feeling in the pit of your stomach. You also can’t shake the feeling that you’re a complete fraud the whole time. You’re being sociable, but it’s just not who you are.
You’ll rather write than speak any day
There are some instances in life where you just have to get your thoughts out. While extroverts are normally able to say these thoughts out loud, introverts are much better at writing them down. That’s because writing things down gives you enough time to really think about what you’re going to write, and give you time to reflect. If you were to speak these worries, the pressure will just be too much.
You know that parties aren’t for meeting new people
One of the biggest misconceptions of introverts is that they don’t like to socialise. This isn’t true, because introverts are the life of the party if they are with people they know. In an introvert’s eyes, parties aren’t for meeting new people. They are to meet their friends and to be around those they have learned to be comfortable with.
You notice details that other people miss
Because introverts tend to observe from afar, they get the chance to notice details that other people miss. This life of people watching may seem boring to the extroverts of the world, but what they don’t realize is that they’re missing a huge chunk of the life around them. Introverts are able to spot subtle changes in a friend’s mood or just the fact that they’ve had a haircut. You never know when this will come in handy.
In today’s day and age, introversion is looked down upon. Of course, that’s all a load of bologna. Some of the most successful people in the world have been introverts, so could you be the next one?