Perks of Being an Introvert: 15 Tips for Extroverts to Deal With Introverted People
The introverted personality is not always as black and white as it may seem. We are filled with life and expirience a love for the things we have a passion for…but mostly in our heads. A video by Youtubers Blimey Cow describe this perfectly.
Here may be some tips for dealing with introverted people who you may not even know are introverts!
1. Introversion is not something that needs to be fixed or cured. We sometimes just don’t feel the need to express our emotions the way you do, and we shouldn’t be put down for that.
2. Hanging out with a bunch of people and having an awesome time is amazing and we love it! It may look like we’re not having fun, but we are savoring every moment.
3. Not answering texts is a hobby of ours and also gives us mini panic attacks. Cut us some slack.
4. But that’s nowhere near as bad as having to call someone. Drama!!!
5. Sometimes the most fun we can have is a day full of Netflix and an ice cream binge with no human contact. We just need to recharge from social interaction. And a break from showering.
6. If you get us around the right people we will be crazier than the most extroverted people you know. But don’t push it.
7. You will see glimpses of extroversion that will surprise you, don’t make it a big deal, or we won’t do it.
8. We can do anything an extrovert can do. Anything.
9. If we don’t answer, keep calling or texting. We promise we aren’t annoyed. We just need that time to recharge.
10. Just because we are introverted it doesn’t mean we can’t do jobs and careers that are usually reserved for extroverted people. Actually, we tend to be better at them.
11. We tend to be right to the point. Life is too short for small talk.
12. If you want to get us talking, a deep discussion will always do the trick.
13. Asking us to “come out of our shell” is the most noxious thing you could say. That’s like asking you to “be more level headed”.
14. All an introvert needs to express themselves is the right outlet. It’s different for everyone, music for some, writing for others. If you can provide that you will win our hearts.
15. Finally, don’t assume our bad moods are ever about anything. For all you know we had a flat tire that morning. Just be there for us and let it be known. We will be forever grateful.
In closing I’d like to offer a quote by author Susan Cain. She wrote a great book called Quiet. Her work drew me in to the idea that leadership does not require extroversion and the two are not mutually exclusive. This world is created to benefit the extrovert, but the introverts are the ones who hold the keys to creativity.
“The highly sensitive [introverted] tend to be philosophical or spiritual in their orientation, rather than materialistic or hedonistic. They dislike small talk. They often describe themselves as creative or intuitive. They dream vividly, and can often recall their dreams the next day. They love music, nature, art, physical beauty. They feel exceptionally strong emotions–sometimes acute bouts of joy, but also sorrow, melancholy, and fear. Highly sensitive people also process information about their environments–both physical and emotional–unusually deeply. They tend to notice subtleties that others miss–another person’s shift in mood, say, or a lightbulb burning a touch too brightly.”
Just remember my fellow introverts…In the words of Susan Cain..”There’s zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.”
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