The terms “Introversion” and “Extraversion” were popularized by the famous Swiss Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst Carl Jung.
The Introversion – Extraversion dimension is also a major part of Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality test.
According to personality theories everyone has some traits of both Introversion and Extraversion but people tend to lean towards one or the other end of the spectrum.
Whereas extroverts gain energy from social interactions, introverts are more quiet and reserved and recharge their batteries in quiet and alone time.
Wondering, if you are an Introvert?
Check out the list of the most common Introvert personality traits:
1) Thoughtful and contemplative
2) Detail oriented
3) Interested in self-knowledge and high on self-awareness
4) Learns through observation
5) Quiet in large and unfamiliar groups
6) More sociable and open around people they know well
Since Introverts and extroverts have different personality traits, things that make them happy are also very different.
While extroverts enjoy socializing and meeting people in large groups, introverts can find huge amount of socializing very draining. They like to spend time with people they can have meaningful and fulfilling conversations with and then retreat into their quiet space to recharge their batteries.
So for all you Introverts out there, here is a list of 5 things that can make you happy:
1) Understanding and Empathetic friends
Introverts can tend to be very moody. Sometimes when we are invited to an event, we might say yes but when the time actually comes to go the event, we might just not feel like going.
It is not personal, it is just that we do not like a lot of time socializing and want to take some time off to recharge our batteries. Sometimes an event can clash with our downtime and we may have to say no at the last moment.
If we have understanding and empathetic friends, they will understand and will not take our “No” personally and hold a grudge against us.
2) A quiet space of their own
Introverts crave for a quiet space where they can be alone with themselves. They like to reflect and introspect or simply sit in silence. Any quiet space which lets them be themselves is heaven for Introverts.
If you are an introvert, find a calm and quiet space that can be your go to place to unwind and recharge your batteries.
I personally go for walks in nature or just go and sit in the nearby parks or do star gazing. Spending time in nature helps me unwind and recharge my batteries. Nature is my go to quiet and calm place.
3) Meaningful and fulfilling conversations
Introverts hate small talks and shallow conversations. They don’t want to know how the weather is or what’s up.
They like to have meaningful and fulfilling conversations. They want to genuinely connect with people and expand their knowledge. They like talking to people who are passionate and who radiate happiness and have a sense of wonder.
They like easy going and organic conversations. Most of the introverts are sapiosexuals and they get turned on by intelligent and soulful conversations.
If you are an Introvert, surround yourself with people with whom you can have deep and meaningful conversations.