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11 Advantages Of Being An Introvert

advantages of being an introvert

The notion that introverts are shy is perhaps the biggest myth about introverts. Yes, some of us are shy, but not every introvert is shy. Some introverts are rather very confident about themselves and can be very funny and charming. Shyness usually refers to feeling anxious and nervous in a social situation.

Introverts usually don’t feel nervous while talking to people in a social setting. They simply feel drained and worn out. Introverts avoid social interactions as they will need to recharge themselves later after feeling drained. We just like conserving our energy for better and more meaningful things. And this is one of the best advantages of being an introvert.

Introversion is not a disease

“Don’t think of introversion as something that needs to be cured. Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to.” – Susan Cain

In a world where extroverts are celebrated and rewarded, being an introvert may seem like a disadvantage. Extroverts get all the attention, opportunities, and fun. Extroverts become popular and are good at pleasing people which provides them better opportunities to succeed in life. Meanwhile, as an introvert, you may get ignored and your effort and work may go unnoticed.

But don’t be disheartened. Just because you are an introvert, it doesn’t mean you can’t be successful cause you prefer solitude over the noise. In fact, there are many benefits to being an introvert.

There are many successful introverts who are more popular and loved than extroverts like –

  • Barack Obama
  • Emma Watson
  • Angelina Jolie
  • Johnny Depp
  • Steven Spielberg
  • Mark Zuckerberg
  • Bill Gates
  • J. K Rowling
  • Elon Musk
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Albert Einstein and others
11 Advantages Of Being An Introvert
11 Advantages Of Being An Introvert

Why being an introvert is better: 11 advantages of being an Introvert

Advantages Of Being An Introvert

Introverts are not only better than their extrovert counterparts, we also have certain advantages over extroverts. They may become popular, but we get things done.

Here are few advantages of being an introvert and some areas introverts shine brighter than others with their unique traits and advantages-

1. We are deep thinkers.

“There’s zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.”- Susan Cain

Extroverts may be doers, but introverts are capable of analyzing and observing every situation and find out probable solutions to any problems they face. Extroverts tend to talk more to process their thoughts but it can be problematic when they need to focus on the details.

Introverts prefer to share their opinions only after they have thought things through and know that they can add value. This can be a great advantage in times of confusion and chaos.

2. We are more creative.

“Some of our greatest ideas, art, and inventions, from the theory of evolution to Van Gogh’s sunflowers to the personal computer, came from quiet and cerebral people who knew how to tune in to their inner worlds and the treasures to be found there.” – Susan Cain

11 Advantages Of Being An Introvert

Extroverts usually drown their inner voice by putting an excessive focus on social interactions and activities. Introverts prefer spending their time alone which creates the foundation for creativity. As we don’t like following trends, we tend to get attracted to the unusual and obscure.

This leads to developing new perspectives, insights, and unique & original ideas.

3. We are clever.

“Quiet people have the loudest minds.” – Stephen Hawking

As introverts are wired differently, they tend to be very cautious and take decisions skillfully. By considering each aspect carefully, we have a specific advantage when it comes to analyzing someone’s character, solving problems, and thinking critically.

By gaining a deeper understanding through observing and reflecting, introverts make better judgments in life. We make sure that we opt for the most effective course of action which we won’t regret later.

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Theo Harrison

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