5. They help you in having a routine.
Introverts like structure in their lives, and prefer to plan out everything rather than be impulsive. Having some structure in your life prevents you from getting overwhelmed and losing your composure. That’s why having a pet helps you build a routine in your life and abide by it, without compromising on the fun.
Feeding them at the right time, taking them out for walks every day, and playing with them gives you a sense of purpose, and brings some much-needed predictability to your days. You like having a plan, and at the same time, you are able to take care of an innocent animal. Win-win, right?
6. They make staying at home delightful.
It’s not that you don’t like going out and socializing with people, you just don’t like doing it every day or every weekend. The occasional night-outs and dinners are fine, but when there comes a point when others are simply not letting you go, your pet comes to your rescue again. Maybe not literally, but figuratively. When you have a pet, you have a strong reason to go back home as soon as you can, because you can’t bear the thought of leaving them alone for a long time.
You can easily tell someone that you need to go back home and feed your pet, and just like that, you are back home, sitting on the couch in your PJs with a glass of wine in your hand and your beloved pet by your side, watching some Netflix and chilling.
7. They can help you be more social.
Introverts tend to have a harder time being social when compared to their non-introverted counterparts. Even though this is not a character flaw in any way, it can prove to be a dampener in many circumstances. Pets can be amazing when it comes to providing you some much-needed social support. For example, if you feel anxious about going out, they can motivate you to take them out for a walk. This way, you will be able to break through your anxiety and go on a walk with your pet at the same time.
They can also help you meet new friends because talking about each other’s pets can be an outstanding ice-breaker. People who genuinely love their pets can never stop talking about them, so this way you will be able to meet some like-minded people and foster new, meaningful friendships.
8. They don’t expect much from you, but still love you the same.
Animals don’t have hundreds of expectations from you, unlike some human beings. As long as you are feeding them and loving them, they will be the happiest beings on this planet. They don’t care how you look, how rich you are, or what your job is, as long as you love them, they really don’t need anything else from you. No matter how nice someone is, they will always have some sort of expectations from you, which you may not always be able to fulfill, and this might bum you out.
But when it comes to your pets, it’s like they understand you and how you think. They will never overwhelm you with a ton of expectations and demands and will be happy with your presence simply. They won’t tire you out and will be perfectly content just being in the same space as you.
Most of the time, an introvert’s best friend is their pet and they would not have it any other way. The silent understanding between you and your pet is what makes your relationship special, and makes you feel deeply connected with them. Your pet is not just your best friend, but they are a strong anchor in your life who helps you stay afloat amidst all of life’s complications.