What You Need To Hear If You Always Feel Insecure About Being An Introvert4 months, 1 day ago
Introverts get a bad rap.
When you picture an introvert, its typically someone who is withdrawn, maybe a bit anti-social and maybe lacking in self-confidence. Although there may be some truth to these characteristics, its a bit stereotypical to define every introvert in the same way.
Theres an entire spectrum of various types of introverts , not just the same shy person we all assume.
There are also a variety of myths associated with introverts. For instance, many presume we arent very successful, confident or friendly. Everyone has got it awfully wrong.
The truth of it is , not all introverts appear or act like the image we have perpetuated in our heads.
As an introvert, I expend a lot of my hour and energy feeling guilty, like being an introvert is somehow shameful.
But after much introspection( again, just something that I like to do ), Ive come to realize there is no shame in being who I am, introverted and all.
So, here are a few reasons set out above we, as introverts, should never be ashamed of being who we truly are 😛 TAGEND
1. We legitimately dont get FOMO.
Obviously, the word FOMO was developed by an extrovert because as an introvert, I never feel like Im somehow missing out by not going to that party, get-together or any other random social situation you may have.
I truly feel the most comfortable when Im at home in my sweats, binge-watching all the TV indicates Ive missed throughout the week.
After a busy and long run week, introverts require time to recharge so we can show up for our loved ones as our best egoes. And we recharge our batteries by being alone.
By having some quiet is high time to ourselves, whether it involves a book, a bath and some candles or a solo dance party in leggings and a sweatshirt, we look forward to these moments when we can only be alone with our thoughts.
2. Its normal.
There are a lot of negative attitudes around introverts. The various myths are that we are all shy, anti-social and rude.
While we may understand all these sentiments are false, its hard to stop the people-pleasers in all of us to conform to societys beliefs that everyone should be an extrovert to live the best life.
This leads to introverts feeling ashamed and disconcerted for not being able to be as extroverted as others. And all this dishonor and embarrassment results in one burnt out and crabby introvert.
That is why its so important to know it is perfectly natural and normal to be an introvert. Its time for all of us to dissipate the false belief around introversion and begin to expand our faiths around introverts.
Just like you shouldnt apologize for having blonde hair, you should never apologize for a personality trait, such as introversion. It is not something that ever needs to be changed.
It is a part of who you are, and its a beautiful character trait that deserves to be nurtured , not condemned.
3. There are so many perks to being an introvert.
Lets merely discuss some of the added benefit of being an introvert.
First, we typically have an intense intuition since we spend a bunch of time alone with ourselves and our thoughts. Secondly, we are extremely sensitive to the feelings of others. This makes us highly sincere and compassionate friends.
Third, we are typically very independent people. Fourth, we often have a high appreciation of the little things in life.
If you are an introvert like me, please dont apologize for it. Be proud of it. Embrace it.
If youre an extrovert, youre not better or worse than an introvert. We are all simply different people.
And its because of these two different personality styles that we can have various interactions in the world. Its exactly the style it should be.
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