Ever wondered what is something an introvert enjoys or what are they like? Most people think that being an introvert is weak. They have painful memories of being told to be more assertive or act more like their extroverted peers. But introversion has it’s own advantages. It’s as good being an extrovert and there is nothing wrong with that.
Here are some things that are perceived as downsides or negatives for others but in reality they’re things an introvert enjoys doing.
Here are few situations and things that only an introvert enjoys without guilt!
1. They are okay with keeping their mouth shut
“…because I rant not, neither rave of what I feel, can you be so shallow as to dream that I feel nothing? ” ― R.D. Blackmore, Lorna Doone.
You see that introvert friend sitting at the corner, happy to shut up. You are probably thinking that something is wrong with them but the reality is, nothing is wrong with them. Introverts by nature, do not like to talk much. Instead of talking, they are actually thinking. They might not express their emotions but they feel deeply. By maintaining silence, they bring calmness and stability around them.
2. Cancelled Plans? It’s a ‘Yaaayyyy’ moment for them
“Telling an introvert to go to a party is like telling a saint to go to Hell.” ― Criss Jami, Killosophy.
While you might feel extremely depressed because a party you were looking forward to, has been canceled, your introvert friend is jumping in joy. Parties mean you have lots of energy around you and you have to spend your energy too. Introverts do not like wasting their energy like this.
They would rather have deep, one-to-one conversations with one or two people than shallow greetings with a large number of people. People often laugh at introverts because they hate going to parties but if you know an introvert closely, you will know how much they do appreciate human interactions; it’s just they don’t like large crowds.
3. Eating alone? Yes! Yes! Why not! Who wants company!
Yes! Introverts like eating alone and even going to movies alone. While a lot of us crave for human companionship while dining or going to movies, introverts are happy with themselves. Just imagine how independent they are and how happy they are with themselves. We often feel bad when a dinner date or a movie date is canceled. It hurts us if we have to dine alone or watch e movie alone. The introvert is rather happy and knows how to survive in peace when others are preoccupied in their work.
4. They are okay with “just watching!” It’s interesting enough in their mind!
Its interesting enough in their mind! Introverts observe a lot. They look at others’ expressions and can easily understand what kind of people they are. They are not being judgmental. They just love to know the world in their own way. It helps them to identify the good from the bad and easily sense danger when it looks all sunny.
5. All they need is being left alone
“Solitude matters, and for some people, it’s the air they breathe” ― Susan Cain.
Introverts do not shy away from the world. They love solitude more than anything else because they can be within this world. Solitude gives them the ability to think, to create. They learn, they groom themselves and end up creating the most magical things ever.
6. They have only a very small group of close friends
“The limited circle is pure.” ― Franz Kafka.
Since introverts are only close to a small number of people, they have the time to remain committed to them. They always make them their priority and help them with their observant nature and guidance.
7. They do not rush into things
Yes! Introverts are perfect examples of “slow but steady wins the race.” Taking things slow, they show how serious they are. It’s their seriousness and patience which helps them make their base stronger without rushing into things.
When talking about introvert vs extrovert both have characteristics that make them unique. But when you look at the traits of introverts, you will know that they are wise and great listeners. So, if you know an introvert closely, you will be amazed to see their plethora of knowledge and creativity.
And if you want to learn more about the power of introverts, then here’s a video to help you out!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What are the advantages of being an introvert?
Introverts are good observers and they tend to think before speaking or acting, which makes them less prone to impulsive behavior. They’re also great listeners.
What are the signs of an introvert?
Some of the signs that you may be an introvert is the need to be quiet to concentrate, being reflective or self-aware, taking time to make decisions, being comfortable with being alone, etc.