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11 Advantages Of Being An Introvert

advantages of being an introvert

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

11 Advantages Of Being An Introvert

When it comes to relationships and friendships, it’s quality over quantity for introverts. We have fewer friends as we are very picky about who we let into our lives. The relationships we develop are nurtured for life.

Introverts are not interested in superficial relationships and we love to establish deep and meaningful bonds. As introverts have fewer friends, we surround ourselves with friends who are loyal and trustworthy.

Related: Loners Tend To Be More Intellectual and Loyal Friends

6. We are independent.

“You may think I’m small, but I have a universe inside my mind.” – Yoko Ono

Introverts are more self-sufficient than extroverts as we try to develop and lead a life full of freedom. Introverts prefer working independently and are capable enough to operate without much supervision.

In a professional setting, we often feel group projects and work teams are ineffective and slow our productivity. Introverts are trusted more by managers for their ability to deliver projects by themselves.

7. We don’t seek external validation.

“You only know part of me. I am a universe full of secrets.” – Lupytha Hermin

We enjoy our own thoughts more than what others might think about us. Introverts are content with their own subjective approval and appraisal than seeking any validation from outside. We are more focused on pursuing and accomplishing our life goals than thinking about what others have to say about us.

Although it can appear pompous and arrogant to most, introverts place higher value in their own opinion of themselves and their own standards.

8. We may speak less, but when we do – we make our point well!

11 Advantages Of Being An Introvert

“Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.” – Plato

Unlike extroverts, we think carefully and judge all options before making any comments or expressing our opinions. Being deep thinkers, we are very clear with our thoughts and understand what we need to say in any situation to make ourselves heard. Introverts don’t just speak to make a point or to reply.

We ensure our message is delivered clearly when we speak and it has some value to the listener. Being great listeners ourselves, we are aware of others’ needs. So when we open our mouths, we definitely have something important to say.

9. Introverts can really focus.

“Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind. Be alone—that is the secret of invention: be alone, that is when ideas are born.”- Nikola Tesla

11 Advantages Of Being An Introvert

Introverts devote their time to what actually matters instead of putting their attention on socializing. Being reclusive by nature, we can easily hide away from the world and seriously focus on accomplishing a goal or a task at hand.

If there aren’t any distractions, introverts drown themselves in various solitary and creative activities for long periods of time. Our ability to focus and concentrate on anything that we are interested in makes us experts in our fields of interest.

Related: 9 Things That Make An Introvert Happy

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Theo Harrison

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