As an introvert you are usually thought of as quiet and reserved, and social events can usually leave you feeling exhausted and drained.
Did you know, roughly 50% of the population is made up of introverts!
Although you may think negatively about being an introvert, as many people describe you as quiet and difficult to get to know (silence doesn’t mean I’m antisocial guys!!!), there are actually many benefits to being an introvert – some may even say it is somewhat of a superpower.
Here are some benefits to being an introvert:
- We are great listeners! – as we tend to be inward turning and shy away from being the centre of attention, we are more accustomed to listen and tend to consider the feelings and ideas of others.
- Following on, we think before we speak – we usually pick our words carefully when speaking.
- We cultivate deep connections with other people – introverts prefer quality relationships over a quantity of relationships. We prefer to establish relationships we find meaningful and deep. This is why we usually like to have a small group of close friends rather than a large group of acquaintances.
- Introverts are more independent – as an introvert, we prefer to work independently and require less supervision. This means we are more drawn to a job that involves some sort of independence, and we do not work well being micro-managed.
- We are comfortable being alone – as an introvert, we prefer peace and quiet to loud crowds, and we can often find large social events with lots of people exhausting. As an introvert, we prefer our own company – so with the current situation, we really don’t mind being isolated at all!
- We are observant – we notice things other people may not. So where you see us being quiet in meetings we are actually processing the information we are hearing. We notice subtle cues like body language and facial expressions which makes us much better at communication.
- We make fantastic leaders – we don’t need to take all the credit, we highlight the strengths of our staff and team, rather than take centre stage ourselves.
- We can be highly creative – because we think deeply and prefer alone time we can often have fantastic ideas, think outside of the box and find solutions to problems easily.
We love our introvert superpowers!
Why not listen to our podcast on introverts here: https://anchor.fm/sensitive-soul-talks/episodes/006-Being-an-Introvert-ed6q1i