7. You Are Extremely Observant and Mindful of Your Surroundings
Introverts are very sensitive to their surroundings; their potential for mindful observation of the surrounding, absorbing strings of stimuli through their senses.
You enjoy getting to really know what the people around you are really about. Therefore, people enjoy having you around and quickly grow comfortable opening up to you.
8. You Unlock Your Heart for Only the Most Special of Souls
Introverts are extremely careful in choosing who they allow to see their inner self.
Sure, opening up to another individual and being vulnerable is incredibly frightening for us, but it means we’ve determined the recipient of our affection and attention is worth the risk.
That being said, we’re pretty quick in shutting people out when we feel threatened or hurt. We just don’t have the energy for that.
9. You are Creative
Studies show that introverts are a creative bunch!
That being said, not only are introverts creative; extroverts can be creative too. But since they’re not as fond of solitude, they don’t lean toward introspection or focusing in depth as naturally as introverts do. (1)
Creativity requires a person to have high imaginative powers and a calm surrounding to be able to focus. This is only possible with the best friend of introverts – solitude.
10. You Value Deep Listening
Introverts are great listeners. You listen to understand, not simply to respond.
If you’re asked for advice, you use your observation and analytical powers to cut out specific solutions for the issue. The act of listening is our way of showing love and respect, and as such, we deeply appreciate when those we communicate with recognize that we carefully think through the messages we share.
We will always appreciate the same being done for us.
11. You are Highly Introspective
You tend to over analyze situations that don’t even need to be analyzed at all. It comes naturally to you because of your inclination towards being hypervigilant about the surroundings, filtering in minute details.
It may take you a little longer to understand not because you have slow processing speed, not because you can’t comprehend it, but because you always seek to understand the deeper meanings.
12. You Think Before You Argue
Introverts need to take time to work things out in our heads first, and we choose our words with care.
Once we’ve been given the chance to carefully process the issue, we’ll be able to clearly communicate exactly where we stand with those involved.
We are not impulsive speakers, blurting out anything random that comes to our mind or beat around the bush. We are always crisp and specific.
13. You are Accused of Flirting with Everybody
Which is pretty funny, considering that it takes time for most introverts to actually warm up to anyone.
This misconception is usually due to your great listening skills and your mindfulness towards those around you. Your empathetic abilities make you very sensitive to other people’s feelings; you understand them, appreciate them and respect them.
This can often be mistaken as being inviting to other people.
14. You Enjoy Your Time Alone
This may not sound like fun to everyone, but introverts not only like our alone time- we need it. It is an absolute necessities for us.
Having a ‘me-time’ is the only way for introverts to rejuvenate their tiresome body and soul. They might engage in a number of solo activities like painting, writing journals, reading books, listening to music or simply go out for a solitary walk.
15. You are Rarely Bored
While our extroverted counterparts turn to others for stimulation, we are constantly working out our lives and dreams in our heads. We are always peeping inside ourselves.
Introverts are deep thinkers and almost always have an inner monologue running through our minds- it keeps us highly entertained and amused.