Personality is a set of individual differences that are affected by the development of an individual: values, attitudes, personal memories, social relationships, habits, and skills. Likewise, an introvert is only a personality, who have some hidden positive qualities.
Literally introvert means a person who tends to shrink from social contacts and becomes preoccupied with his/her own thoughts. But practically they differ from this definition and they are a mystery for others to solve. However, they are also humans simply born with a different personality.
General opinion about introverts is that they don’t like to mingle with everyone, but the truth is they mingle with few people. They are not different species or an alien. They also like entertainment and celebrations.
Let’s try to understand introverts from a scenitifc technology:
There are two types of batteries. Solar -powered battery and a regular battery. Solar power batteries flourish in the sun all the day. It does all the work and recharges in the sun and keeps on working in the night. On a daily basis, phone battery drains off easily and it needs charging when you get back home but you leave your phone alone during its charging period.
This concept applies even to introverts and extroverts. Extroverts recharge themselves by being around with other people and with society. Being alone drains them out. Introverts are simply opposite. Social interactions may be fun and awesome to them but it drains out their battery. They charge themselves up when they are alone. Here the term loneliness doesn’t mean they are alienated from the society. It is viewed by us like that so the mistake is not with them, it is with us. They tend to get their recharge energy by spending time with themselves. Here we must not misjudge a person. After a day filled with people, they feel exhausted and empty. Sometimes they just need to be alone.
To process information, it actually takes a longer path through the brain of an introvert than it does through the brain of an extrovert. Introverts think carefully and deeply to process the information. They feel less excited when they get surprised or when they take a risk. They are often quiet but they notice a lot of things like a keen observer. They observe things which are not even observed by normal people.
Introverts have nothing to do with shyness. They don’t converse with people just for the sake of interacting. It doesn’t mean they are afraid of people. Though they may have few friends, their relationships are deeper and long lasting. They prefer quality over quantity. This is the reason why they don’t get together in the parties to meet new people. They are born listeners, a trait which lacks in any normal person. Rather than indulging themselves in social activities and other people, they spend their interest on ideas and concepts.
Introverts are unique from others. They are independent so that they get things done on their own.
As of now, do you feel you have any similar traits, then you are not alone. Majority of great scientists, inventors, musicians, artists, and writers are introverts. Few of the famous introverts are Abraham Lincoln, Warren Buffett, Mahatma Gandhi, Eleanor Roosevelt and Albert Einstein.
The fact is that the concept of introversion is not restricted to people, we are also introverts at some point of life. It has exceptions but it is mostly agreed. Do we criticise our own selves? At times, we want to be with our own self, so pause for a moment and think! Finding fault or criticising others is easy but is hard to find the good in them.
It’s actually time to accept and break our negative connotations on introverts and consider them same like us. Does being a different type of personality need to be viewed in a negative sense? Before we judge a person we need to place ourselves in their position. Then only we can understand them thoroughly. View the problems of others from your point of view. It will be easier for you to understand them easily.
So Introverts out there, you are special, take the unfair advantage of this!