Raising my hand here and glad to be counted among the rest of you! Which makes it easier for me not to offend anyone. I am a nice person and people like being around me and enjoy my company, but I find it hard for me to explain that I would rather not be in those situations all the time without someone assuming something is wrong. Many introverts worry from a young age that something is wrong with them. Our love of introspection also brings meaning and direction to our life. This can mean feeling fatigued, unable to concentrate, or even grouchy.
Society sees introversion, being reserved, and being shy as the same thing. People like me and I generally like to be around people of all walks of life. It is fairly difficult to find a person with a strictly singular characteristic. The terms introversion and extroversion also often spelled extraversion were popularized through the work of and later became central parts of other prominent theories including the of personality. My husband and kids were all I needed so it was hard keeping friends. I think you can learn to be more intuitive in your life, if you practice or focus on it. This describes me almost perfectly.
Maybe i should go for something which i really enjoy doing. I have a deep friendship who is also an extroverted introvert. Even mt mum gets confused about my behaviour. Or do you know one in your life? My husband and I go out to dinner with friends once a month and I am always the first one ready to call it a night. I also have a lot of anxiety when in large groups of people or at parties. Summarizing your points makes this such a great read. It is nice to know that there are other people that are like me… extroverted introvert! I notice people around me love to They only get confused when I tried to disengage myself from them.
I think the emphasis on superficial talk and being asked those routine questions over and over again infuriates me. For so long i felt there was something wrong with me. If I do weaken and agree to go, usually before an hour is up, I will be slowly sliding along a wall towards the nearest door and then making my escape. Scroll through the comments from introverted people below. They are lovely people, but I find I need downtime. I think the baseline for introversion is simply that we need time alone more than we need time with others.
I like to share special occasions with just one or two people, rather than have a big celebration. Introversion exists on a continuum with extroversion, and most people tend to lie somewhere between the two. First, lets find out how you rank on the scale. They are habitually outgoing, venturing forth with confidence into the unknown. Text, email or call them right now to get together. He did not want to be with me after all.
I love parties and having fun but aaaaahhhh people never seem to understand why I always want to go home after a while. We focus on these differences in our first scale, which we call Mind — it determines how we see and approach the outside world, including people, objects and activities within it. Introversion comes with many unique gifts. It has enabled me to tell others why socializing sucks the life out of me and that I need more downtime than others. Most people think that I am an extrovert but they could not be more wrong. No one person is completely an introvert or completely an extrovert.
They are all true for the most part. I got answer to all of these answers here. Extroverts like attention, and easily make conversation with strangers. I need to move back and spend time on my own, too. This post is so accurate and relatable to me. I like to have long, uninterrupted periods to work on projects, rather than small chunks. Introverts are reserved by nature, as they are preoccupied with their own thoughts and feelings.
My entire life I have always tended to shutdown in a big crowd. Common introvert traits Some introverted traits seem to be ingrained. I dont really need socializing but I think my problem is that I cant trust people easily and it makes me loose friends easily. For example, many introverts have learned to cope with constant overstimulation by putting up a wall. Hi Michaela Your definition of an extroverted introvert fairly much describes me perfectly.
While extroverts generally have a wide circle of friends and acquaintances, introverts typically choose their friends much more carefully. If you want to master your people skills you have to build a solid foundation. You can carry on conversations, but if decisions are necessary, you may want more time to consider and weigh your options so you feel confident in the choice. They spend a good deal of time internally reflective in a creative, imaginative way. So sick of hearing about vacations! Extroverts love to live life in a fast lane and like varied jobs that are interesting and dislike slow paced jobs. Introversion: The Often Forgotten Factor Impacting the Gifted.