Introverts Are Awesome! Didn’t You Know?

Part 1 of the Ditch The Introvert Misconceptions Series! Introverts are Awesome.

Hey there introverts (and extroverted friends)! Welcome to Part 1 of the Ditch The Introvert Misconceptions Series! I figured that before we got into the nitty-gritty and all of the common misconceptions out there, that we should take some time to celebrate introverts. Why? Umm because introverts are awesome and should be celebrated! Proud INFP here!

It’s funny because if you rewind to just a few years ago, I wasn’t too keen on being an introvert. I felt like it held me back in a lot of aspects of my life, it made people see me a certain way, and I was just at a point in life where I would have much rather have been an extrovert. People made me believe that being introverted was an opportunity and something that should be corrected at all costs. Geez, introversion isn’t a disease people!

Fast forward a few years and I couldn’t be more proud to be an introvert. I love my alone time. I get the most done when I’m by myself without having to focus on being social or “nice”. Plus, I can binge watch Grey’s Anatomy or re-read Harry Potter for the thousandth time. Accio Kindle! I know what I need to do to recharge my batteries. Introverts Are Awesome

Aside from that though, being an introvert has made me who I am today. Sure, I don’t love crowds or public speaking, but I also know how to get stuff done! I don’t need to be super outgoing or chat up a million people in order to be successful. Even now when I’m embarking on a new business venture, I still have the ability and strengths to keep moving forward and accomplish what I want. Each and every single one of you (introvert or extrovert) has the abilities to accomplish anything.

Just a few reasons introverts are awesome:

  • They’re great listeners: You may think that while you’re chatting with your introverted friend that they’re not interested in what you have to say. They may contribute only ever so often. Trust me when I say that it doesn’t mean they don’t care about what you’re saying. They’re listening and aren’t going to contribute unless they feel that what they have to say is productive to the conversation. Their awesome listening skills make them the perfect person to talk through obstacles and problems with. (But, please don’t only come to us when you have a problem LOL)
  • They’re very observant: Because they spend more time listening rather than speaking, they’re probably picking up on little quirks and details. They may be more likely to recognize little habits you have or pick up on facial expressions more easily to detect how you’re feeling. You probably shouldn’t lie to an introvert either… at least in my experience, they’re pretty dang good at spotting a lie from a mile away.
  • They’re usually pretty creative and imaginative: Introverts tend to make great artists, authors, actors, etc. They have a unique perspective on life and spend a lot of time in their minds. Frederic Chopin, William Shakespeare, JK Rowling, and Johnny Depp are just a few creative introverts.
  • They are incredibly passionate: Once an introvert finds something that they love or have strong opinions about, you better believe they’re going to be passionate about it. It could be a political stance, a hobby, a book, a certain song, or anything you could think of.
  • They make excellent leaders: Say what? Yes, you read that correctly. I really hope that you didn’t feed into the whole “only extroverts can be successful leaders” thing. We’re going to touch on this in another part of this series later on, but introverts have many qualities that lead to great leadership. Just to name a few introverted leaders: Albert Einstein, Barack Obama (I actually didn’t know this one until recently), Abraham Lincoln, & Rosa Parks.

Hug An Introvert Today!

I told you introverts are awesome! You have introverts to thank for many of the amazing inventions, art, books, social norms, etc. that we have today.

It really does get frustrating sometimes when I see introverts who feel like they can’t be themselves. We live in an extroverted world and it can be tough to just embrace your strengths without trying to change who you are. You don’t need to be an extrovert to find success in any aspect of your life. Taking the first step and loving who you are is really the only key to success. 

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Find what you’re passionate about and move forward! Use your introverted strengths to your advantage. You have to really understand who you are and what you want out of life. I think we’ve all wasted time by comparing ourselves to other people and feeling bad that we don’t have what they have. But we shouldn’t. Not all introverts are the same, just like not all extroverts are the same. Remember that you’re unique!

To my extroverted people out there, hug an introvert today because introverts are awesome!! LOL okay, so maybe do a virtual hug… they may not all be into the whole physical attention thing.

Part 1 of the Ditch The Introvert Misconceptions Series! Introverts are Awesome.

 

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10 thoughts on “Introverts Are Awesome! Didn’t You Know?

  1. I’m back! Like I said I just love readingvyour articles about introverts and trust me I hate public speaking just as much as you. Today I had to present a presentation in front of a group of students today and nervousness could’ve been heard in my voice. Ugh! So embarrasing. Its funny because we’re so similiar I always had a desire to be an extrovert because I always felt as if I was missing out but now that I’m coming out of my shell a bit more I’m starting to see that my life as an introvert is soo much better. Looking forward to your next post.
    –Tye.

    1. I’m so glad you like it! I’ve got a lot more introverted content planned out for the next few months so there will be plenty more to read. And yep I hear you about being nervous to talk in front of people. I’ve had a ton of practice over the years and still am nervous and shaky every time. I even get out of breath from talking fast and trying to keep calm 😂. But I still think being an introvert is awesome. Thanks for such a thoughtful comment!

  2. So wonderful! It’s such a great feeling when a fellow introvert can put into words how great it can be to be an introvert and how we have so much to contribute, including leadership abilities. Not constantly wanting – or needing – to be the certain of attention is not a negative attribute. Quite the opposite, actually.

    1. 100% agree. There are so many great things about introverts. Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t hold us back but instead does the opposite. ❤️

    1. Yep! People seem to get this notion in their minds that introverts need to be fixed. I personally love being an introvert

  3. Great post! I’m an introvert and I feel like it is definitely looked upon in a negative light at times, especially if you work in certain industries. This is why I love blogging because I’m more comfortable reaching out to people in this manner and I can really unleash my creativity. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Absolutely! You’ve got to find what works for you. There is not wrong or right way. I hear you about being more comfortable in the blogging industry. 💯

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