10 Misconceptions About Introverts You Probably Didn’t Know

Characteristics Of Introverts
Characteristics Of Introverts

We mostly hear a lot of misconceptions about introverts like they’re mysterious, antisocial, or lovely, Actually, introverts are observant, emphatic, and attentive in most cases, being an introvert can actually be an asset.

According to a 2008 study published in the Journal of Motor Behavior, an introvert will take a longer time to process information than extroverts. They take extra time to process ideas before moving on to new ones.

Introverts portray the following characteristics While you might think of an introvert as a shy wallflower who prefers to stay home alone instead of socializing, introverts come with a wide variety of characteristics.

Introverts are Good Listeners: Introverts are naturally adept when it comes to actively listen. We tend to be the friend or colleagues you can call on when you’re upset or you have good news to share.

They’re Observant: Introverts are very skilled at identifying introvert qualities in others. They can tell when a person is processing, thinking, and observing, and then give them the space to do so, which makes people feel much more comfortable.

Introverts Make Quality Friends: Introverts would rather have a few close, and trusted friends to invest their time and energy in, as opposed to a large network of allies. This quality makes introverts loyal, attentive, and committed friends.

They Prefer Alone Time: Superficial chit-chatter is unnecessary. Introverts would much rather dive deep into things that truly matter. Secretly we love when plans are canceled. Getting out in nature with a good book is a beautiful way to recharge.

They Think Before They Speak: Introverts only speak when they have something to say, so there is a higher chance that they will have an impact with their words.

They’re Compassionate Leaders An extroverted leader may be noticeable, but you may see the leader before you see the team. An introverted leader tends to focus on learning individual skills, passions, and strengths. Use these traits
too often attention outwards.

They Make Loving Romantic Partners:

Introverts require private time to think and recharge, and they are aware when their partners are also in need of some alone time. They always are there to encourage their partners after a demanding day without feeling forced to introduce themselves.

They’re Thoughtful Networkers:

Being in a large group to meet & talk to can be overwhelming for many, especially for introverts. They see strength in networking is not necessarily in numbers. They aim for a handful, not the entire room.

They’re Creative Thinkers:

An introvert’s mind takes us places – it envisions the future and dreams ever so vividly. Doing your best work thinking in solitude. Re-constructing surroundings and viewing the world with an attention-to-detail lens.

Introverts DREAM BIG:

Envisioning the next 10 years with hope & glee. There isn’t a day that goes by when you don’t catch yourself daydreaming and getting lost in the fact that anything is possible if you set your mind to it.

By Osafo Daniel
Twitter: @iamosafodaniel

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