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
Why being an introvert is better: 11 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
Extroverts usually drown their inner voice by putting 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 a better judgments in life. We make sure that we opt for the most effective course of action which we won’t regret later.
4. We are excellent listeners
“Because introverts are typically good listeners and, at least, have the appearance of calmness, we are attractive to emotionally needy people.” – Adam S. McHugh
Being quiet and calm by nature, introverts really listen to the people they care about and try to understand their thoughts and feelings. We often take mental notes and which allows us to respond in an empathetic way and help our friends in need. As we process information carefully and deeply, we are more perceptive. This makes us more trustworthy and reliable than extroverts.
5. We make loyal friends
“I’m very picky with whom I give my energy to. I prefer to reserve my time, intensity, and spirit exclusively to those who reflect sincerity.” – Dau Voire