Do you feel a little different? A little quieter than most?
Perhaps you’re recognizing that you might be an introvert undercover?
If you resonate with one or more of the statements below, you might just be a fellow introvert. ✨
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What Is An Introvert?
Simply put, an introvert is a personality trait of someone who is filled up with energy by solitude in contrast to an extrovert who is fueled with energy by socializing with other people.
Introverts find peace in calm, quiet and thoughtful atmospheres.
They’re sparked by internal feelings and are not dependent on external sources of stimulation.
Introverts go inward.
1. You Avoid Small Talk
You avoid small talk at any cost.
You find this type of superficial chit-chatter unnecessary, and would much rather go deep and talk about real things – things that truly matter.
Don’t get me wrong, introverts enjoy talking but prefer to speak one to one (under four eyes, preferably) and for the topic of those conversations to be meaningful.
You’re not a big fan of talking on the phone either.
It’s a if-you-have-something-to-say say-it-to-my-face (in a cozy setting) type of situation.
Am I right?
2. You Love Alone Time
Does anyone else secretly love it when plans are canceled and you get to stay at home with your thoughts, a good book and your favorite Netflix show?
Yup, me too.
I’m in the same boat and so are pretty much all introverts.
You love spending time alone.
It’s how you charge your social batteries.
Solitude time is the best time – it’s when you feel free.
3. You’re A Creative Thinker
You tend to get lost in your train of thought – as in you never stop pondering and wondering about things.
An introvert’s mind takes her places – it envisions the future and dreams ever so vividly.
You do your best thinking in solitude.
In fact, your inner monologue is hard to shut off.
You’re always reflecting over something, you have unlimited creative ideas and often find yourself inspired.
However, you can also get lost in past occurrences and repeat these actions in your head.
In other words, it is possible that you crossover into a negative thinking spiral by overthinking and have a hard time letting let the little things go.
- Oh shoot, I shouldn’t have said that.
- Did I forget to turn off the stove?
- I wonder what they think about me.
- What if…?
4. You’re Quite The Observer
You love to observe.
You take notice of things, nature and the people around you.
You may not always the one who speaks her mind, but your mind is brimming with ideas.
You observe your surroundings and view the world with an attention-to-detail lens.
You see things for what they are.
You see people for what they can be.
5. Socializing Drains You
You’re not a fan of…
- Christmas party at the office
- After works
- Bowling with your colleagues
… or other big social gatherings.
While you are perfectly capable of having a good time at either of these events, you do need to fill up those social batteries at one point and you won’t stay longer than you have to.
Yes, there is such a thing as an introvert hangover – when you feel completely drained and perhaps even physically ill after socializing too hard.
I do want to point out the being an introvert is not the same as being socially anxious.
You just go to parties for different reasons than most extroverts.
You don’t go to parties to meet new people, you go to parties to hang out with people you already know.
6. Good Listener
As you’re a natural observer, you’re also a good listener.
I mean, you really listen.
You actively listen and process everything you hear.
You’re someone people can count on for love and support.
You listen before you talk.
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7. You Have A Small Circle Of Quality Friends
You’re all about quality over quantity when it comes to the people you have in your life.
You have a small circle of friends who you know you can turn to when you need them.
They are deep and long-lasting friendships.
There’s not a lot of room for acquaintances and other “we need to grab coffee soon” friends.
It’s not that you hate people, it’s just that you don’t need as many of them in your life to feel fulfilled.
You have your people and that is enough.
8. You Dream Big
You love to set goals and dream about the future.
You have a dream vision for the next 10 years.
And there isn’t a day that goes by when you don’t catch yourself day-dreaming (She Dreams All Day, anyone?) and get lost in the fact that anything is possible if you set your mind to it.
Maybe you’ve even considered the entrepreneurial route and the thought of starting a blog has crossed your mind?
Anyway, as an introvert – you have big dreams, bigger than most.
And you visualize about your future vividly.
9. You Love Writing
You express yourself better through writing than speaking.
I know this is true for me, there is a reason why I’m blogging and not doing YouTube videos or podcasting (yet).
You like to get your thoughts down on paper, take time to journal things out and self-reflect before you get back to people.
There’s a lot of prep work that goes into expressing yourself – and you prefer to do it in writing.
With writing, there’s less pressure.
10. You’re Intuitive
You can read people.
When you meet new people, you immediately get a gut feeling about them – a vibe.
You know when something is off with a friend or a colleague.
You notice subtle changes in behavior and expression – changes that go unseen for others.
Your intuitive voice is strong and you know how to listen to it.
11. You’re Extra Sensitive
Being a highly sensitive person in combination with being an introvert is a typical match.
I know I am.
You’re not a fan of change and you are easily overwhelmed if there’s a lot of things going on around you.
12. You Feel Alone In Crowds
Even when surrounded by a pack of familiar people – at a party or elsewhere – the feeling of loneliness can creep in.
Funnily enough, you never feel lonely when you’re alone.
When you’re surrounded by lots of people however, you do.
You feel like you’re losing connection with yourself.
Your inner voice is drowned out by all the people and you don’t like that.
13. You’re Quiet But Not Shy
A common misconception about introverts is that they are shy.
This isn’t necessarily true.
You can be introverted without having to be a shy person.
- Being alone is not the same as being lonely.
- Being quiet is not the same as being shy.
There is a difference.
Before You Go
Do you see yourself in one or more of these statements?
If you do, it might just be a sign you’re an introvert – just like me.
Welcome to the club! ✨
Let me know in the comments below which sign you resonated the most with.
Tap into your introvert power and know that you’re capable of doing amazing things.