I’ve always been shy growing up but I recently discovered that I’m not just shy – I’m also an introvert.
1. You find small talk awkward.
Introverts prefer deep conversations over small talk. We hate small talk because of the barrier it creates between people.” But when small talk is unavoidable, we try to make the other person feel comfortable because we value listening.
2. You find crowds stressful.
Do you ever feel tired after spending time with a lot of people? Crowded places are definitely not an introvert’s favorite.
Being around a lot of people drains your energy. You prefer a more intimate time with your friends and loved ones. Spending too much time around a lot of people makes you want to go home and recharge your batteries.
3. You are a loyal friend.
Most introverts tend to be very loyal and honest when it comes to relationships. Introverts greatly value the few close friends they have. If you’ve been welcomed by an introvert into his circle, you can be certain that you have a loyal friend for life.
4. You like doing nothing sometimes.
Introverts see the value in a quiet and peaceful night every once in awhile unlike extroverts who are always going from one thing to another. Doing nothing is one the best way for you to relax and recharge.
5. You don’t text back right away.
When you receive a text message from a family member or friend, you wait until you’re ready to give your undivided attention, to read it, and respond. After all, you like to do things at your own pace.
6. You don’t trust easily.
It can be difficult for introverts like you to find friends who respect your introverted nature. You take your time to really get to know someone before inviting them into your inner circle. But once you have the right people in your life, you always make an effort and give your best.
7. You love to write.
Introverts are a lot better at communicating in writing than in person, and many are drawn to the solitary, creative profession of writing. Most introverts often pursue careers in writing, or prefer to spend their free time writing for fun. Introverts say that they feel most creatively charged when they have time to be alone with their thoughts. Writing is a way for you to really connect to yourself, so it’s a way to recharge.
8. You’ve got an old soul.
Growing up as an introvert, many people will tell you that you’ve got an old soul. You observe and take in a lot of details and information, and you think before you speak, leading you to appear wise to others. And who doesn’t want to seem wise?
9. You screen all your calls.
You may not pick up your phone even from people you like, but you’ll call them back as soon as you’re mentally prepared and have gathered the energy for the conversation.
10. You are selectively social, not anti-social.
You find it difficult as an introvert to meet people you like and feel comfortable with. It takes you a little while to warm up to someone and most of the time, you don’t get energized by the people around you. But when we find someone we enjoy being around, it’s kind of special.
11. You always plan ahead.
Most introverts carefully plan things out so that everything runs smoothly and with no issues. This can be anything from a camping trip to running errands, but having a plan is key.
12. You’re friends with extroverts.
It’s true that opposites attract. Introverts are often gravitated towards outgoing extroverts who encourage them to have try new things. This provides balance for both types of people.
13. You are creative
Studies show that introverts are creative. We are able to take in a lot of details and information and use it to create awesome ideas!
14. You are mindful of your surroundings
Introverts enjoy getting to really know what the people around them are really about. You are also very mindful of their surroundings even small details, so people enjoy having you around and quickly grow comfortable opening up to you.
15. You value listening
Introverts are great listeners. You listen to understand, not just simply to respond. And if you’re asked for advice, the help you share has been fully thought out for that person. The act of listening is our way of showing love and respect.
16. You enjoy solitude.
As an introvert myself, my idea of a good time is a quiet and peaceful afternoon to myself to enjoy my hobbies and interests. A few hours alone with a good book, movie, or a peaceful nature walk are great ways to help you feel energized and recharged.
You’d rather spend time reading, playing video games, or just listening to music when you have the chance to take a break,
If your idea of a good time is a few hours alone, you just might be an introvert.