Being An Introvert Is Brilliant! Here Are My 4 Top Reasons Why.
Have you been told that being an introvert is somehow wrong, or not Ok?
As a child, I was often told that something was wrong with me because I was more interested in being alone than running around outside with other kids.
With introverts making up less than 30% of the world’s population, we are regularly misunderstood.
Growing up, I found my introversion to be a burden. Still, as I began to understand myself better, I realised that there are many positives about being an introvert.
In this post, I’m going to share my top 4 positives about being an introvert, in the hope that I can encourage you to embrace your own introverted awesomeness.
Being an introvert is brilliant. here are my top 4 reasons why.
Practice Makes Perfect
We introverts recharge our batteries with quiet time. When we’ve done enough peopleing and need to withdraw, we tend to go somewhere quiet and safe where we can be alone, and we spend time doing solo things we love. That means we get loads of time to practice.
If we love yoga, we will practice yoga until we can out pretzel anyone.
If we love to write, we will sit down and write until we are a master at expressing ourselves through words.
If we love scrapbooking, we will practice cutting and glueing until we are world champion scrapbookers.
Can you see how this trait is positive? Just by wanting to be alone to recharge our batteries, we spend time practising what we love. This allows us to become excellent at anything we put our minds too, quickly.
The Power To Listen
Introverts don’t talk much and would rather listen. While we quieter folk are quite happy to sit and listen, most people need to fill the space with noise so will keep telling us all about themselves. This means we introverts make excellent friends because we are uniquely gifted to help people simply by listening to them. Loneliness is one of the most significant problems in our modern world, and your listening superpower may help someone feel like they are not alone.
Being an excellent listener is also an attractive trait for business owners. (Introverts make great entrepreneurs by the way. Just aks Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey and Bill Gates.) The ability to listen to your potential customers will enable you to create the products and services they need. And help you to serve your existing customers exceptionally well.
Due to our need for alone time to recharge, we introverted people give ourselves time to think. It’s easier to avoid going with the crowd when you spend time thinking.
Many of the people who profoundly changed our world were introverts. People like:
These people were thought leaders and action takers. Their innate ability to think deeply, and take action on their thoughts impacted countless lives, and in some cases, changed the world.
The ability to think deeply allows us to form our own opinions about important things. It will enable us to carve our own way forward, not hampered by other people’s views of how things should be.
Being an Introvert Equips You With Thick Skin.
There’s no doubt our world favours an extroverted approach to life, and being an introvert is often thought of as unfavourable. You and I know that there is nothing negative about being an introvert, but we can turn this misnomer to our favour too. Because we introverts are often misunderstood, we develop a thick skin from an early age. Why is this a positive? Because we grow immune to what people think of us, and we become courageous in pursuing what we know is right for the people we love and us.
So my fellow introvert, can you see how being an introvert is fabulous? And there is not a single thing we can’t do.