*The Benefits Of Being An Introvert

Saturday, November 28, 2020
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In much of the Western world, we tend to value extraversion over introversion. As a result of this, those of us who are introverts can sometimes feel as if there is something wrong with us. The truth is that both introverts and extroverts have their benefit in society - if everyone in the world was an extrovert it would be a calamity of people fighting to be heard. Being the quiet person in the room and being able to enjoy one’s own company can have its advantages. Below are just some of the greatest benefits to being an introvert. 

Better listening skills 
While extroverts spend most of their time in conversations speaking, introverts spend most of their time listening. Introverts tend to make better counsellors because they fully absorb information people are telling them before formulating a response. A lot of extroverts confide in introverts because they trust them to listen. Introverts also tend to be better at keeping other people’s secrets. 

More observant 
Introverts can also be more observant of the world around them and can sometimes be better at reading people’s emotions. Your typical psychic empath is likely to be an introvert for this reason. Introverts almost always think before they say - they’re less likely to offend someone or embarass themselves by blurting something inappropriate out. 

Deeper connections 
Due to being good listeners and good observers, introverts are able to form deep connections with others. Introverts aren’t great at small talk, but tend to thrive when engaging in deeper conversations. Introverts often make interesting conversation partners and intimate partners in a relationship. Getting through to introverts is the hard part - many of us take a while to open up and are less trusting. As a result, introverts have smaller friendship circles than extroverts - however the quality of those friendships tends to be greater. 

More independent 
Introverts get their energy from being alone and can often be much more productive when by themselves. As a result, they can be much more independent, not always relying on the help of others. While this can sometimes result in introverts taking on a little too much themselves, they are never likely to be seen as a burden by others and can be viewed as low maintenance. 

Good leaders 
While many leaders tend to be extroverted, sometimes the best leaders can be introverts. Introverted leaders tend to listen to the opinions of others and make team members feel more involved in decisions. They can handle a lot of the work themselves without relying on others and can be more observant to individual team members’ needs. 

How to be a better introvert
Introversion is often confused with shyness. While most shy people are introverts, not all introverts are shy. Confident introverts are able to use their listening skills, observing skills, deep connectedness, independence and leadership skills to benefit society by being great counsellors and engaging conversationalists. By learning to be confident in one’s own ability and one’s own opinions (while still having the same awareness of others), you can lead a very successful life as an introvert.

Are you an introvert? 

10 comments

  1. I am an introvert through and through and I really do love it!

    Danielle xx
    https://www.thereluctantblogger.co.uk/

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  2. I am definitely an introvert! Interesting article

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  3. I’m definitely not an introvert, quite the opposite x

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  4. I’m generally an introvert but definitely have some aspects of extrovert in me too x

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  5. I don’t know what I would class myself as, never thought about it!! xx

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  6. I'm more extroverted than my husband but we're a great balance. I think t's great to just accept who we are x

    Beautylymin

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  7. I'm definitely an introvert! xx

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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  8. I am definitely observant but maybe that's my autism? J x

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  9. This is such an interesting topic. I'd definitely say I'm more of an introvert.

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  10. It's definitely made lockdown a lot easier! And actually helped me focus on my close circle without having lots of extra people around at bigger parties etc.

    Jasmine xx

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