My friend asked me, “Why do people care if they’re an introvert or extrovert? Why put a label on it?” And it made me really think–why do I care? How did knowing my introvert personality type impact my life?
When I asked myself, the answers came easy. Probably because I have a whole blog on this topic… But also because knowing my introvert personality type has given me a new perspective on life. Here are 5 reasons knowing you’re an introvert can do the same for you…
1. You can stop feeling different
The next time you hear, “Why are you so quiet?”, you’ll simply tell yourself, “I’m an introvert”. You won’t feel the need to make excuses or explain yourself. All that matters is you know why.
You’ll know why you prefer listening over speaking. It’ll make sense why you’re drawn towards solitude. Only having a few close friends will be typical instead of “strange”.
You’ll stop feeling like you’re not enough and start knowing you’re enough.
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2. You’ll be more energized
When you’re exhausted, you’ll retreat to solitude. You’ll know exactly what to do because you know you’re an introvert.
Gone are the days of constant burnout. Alone time will be a normal part of your schedule. Any time outside of solitude will go to people you deeply connect with.
Most of your time will be spent in an environment where you thrive, typically at home. You’ll have more energy for personal goals instead of constantly feeling drained around others.
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3. You won’t feel as socially awkward
You’re not a “social pariah”. Antisocial doesn’t describe you, either. You’re simply an introvert that needs a lot of space to thrive (and a lot of time to warm up to others).
You’re not just “quiet”, you’re listening & observing closely. You’re more present than anyone talking up a room or making a grand speech. It takes you longer to respond because you’re taking in the words, the tone, and the body language all at once.
You’ll “loosen up” or “talk more” when you’re more comfortable. No need to rush. You’re not socially awkward–you’ll talk when you want to. Simple as that.
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4. You’ll gain more control over your life
When you hear “You should go out more”, you won’t feel guilty or driven to go out for the sake of going out. You’ll choose to stay home because you enjoy solitude
Leaving parties early won’t be as hard because those who mind don’t matter. You’ll focus on the present moment instead of worrying if it’s an okay time to leave.
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5. You won’t feel so lonely even when you’re alone
It’s hard to believe, but we know it’s true–introverts can feel lonely even though they enjoy being alone.
You won’t feel lonely anymore because you know there are others that feel the same way: misunderstood, awkward, and different.
Instead, you find a community that shares the same passions as you, understands you and accepts you–introvert or not. You’ll stop trying to fit in and find where you belong.