6. They are a talented problem solver.
They have larger, thicker gray matter in their prefrontal cortex (the command center in the brain responsible for complex problem solving, information processing, and decision making) than their extroverted peers.
When they face a challenge, they thrive on the energy within their brain to work out thoroughly reasoned out solutions. Their brain is literally built to ponder on things.
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7. They are observant.
Introverts like to spend time in quiet thought. This means thinking about all kinds of things, including noticing and investigating their environment. Since introverts think through situations thoroughly and tend to create worlds in their own minds, they also tend to remember events and details vividly.
This makes introverts awesome at recalling their own stories and the stories of other people.
8. They are reliable.
Chances are, even if they don’t always show it, the adults in their life have confidence in their reliability, and value and depend on their trustworthiness. Because they are organized, keeping their promises and plans are easier, because they usually think through their actions before they make them.
9. They are fair.
They are terrific listeners and tend to listen to all parties and circumstances before judging a situation. People love to have a friend that will really listen to what they have to say and provide equitable opinions. They are great at listening with their whole brain and not just their ears.
10. They are peaceful.
Introverts are rarely bullies because rather than picking a fight, they are more likely to be found thinking out how to explain their point of view through words. Since they are terrific listeners, introverts can often solve conflicts by talking it out rather than getting physical. Introverts tend to calm other people down who are around them.
That’s not to say introverts don’t get excited or a little crazy sometimes, but they tend to stay calm and help other people around them stay calm, especially in tough situations.
11. They know themselves.
Because they like to spend time alone and enjoy their own thoughts, they know a lot about themselves, and how different things are likely to make them feel. Spending time thinking about who they are and what matters to them is a great way for an introvert to use their traits to help themselves grow.
Originally appeared on Gozen