There are two types of very different people: Introverts and extroverts. Most are a combination of both. Usually, though, one or the other is dominant.
In short, introverts are energized by being alone while extroverts are energized by being around people.
Both kinds of people sometimes have a difficult time understanding each other. We’ll zoom in on the introverts for this post.
Not A Personality Flaw
Being an introvert is not a personality flaw that needs to be reformed or changed.
It doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with you, either. You’ve just found out on a deeper level who you really are. Trying to change who you fundamentally are will only lead to frustration.
You’ll struggle to find your deeper purpose in life if you do that. If you’re an introvert, don’t try to be an extrovert.
Excess social interaction will exhaust you. Being drained by or even hating your job if it requires you to be an extrovert is possible as well.
There’s A Reason for Your Uniqueness
Imagine a world where everyone had interests in the same things. Where everyone was an extrovert. Our world would literally come to a grinding halt.
All of humanity would clamor for the limelight or socially immersed roles. Careers like auto mechanic, airline pilot, web designer, accountant or lab technician would be avoided like the plague.
Oh no, my friend, our world needs all types. Our world needs you just as you are. If you try to be someone you’re not, you’ll miss the greatest contribution you can give to others.
Introverts Don’t Dislike You
At least not most of the time. Their batteries are just charged in different ways. They’re often lost in contemplation, found walking in the woods, taking vacations away from people and declining busy social events.
They, as the title of this post suggests, are pooped by the party and can’t help it. Introverts can hurt the feelings of extroverts without meaning to.
They may come across as rude, awkward or disinterested when you want to engage in small talk with them.
They also tend to decline invitations to go to parties, sporting events, a weekend in the city or similar activities.
If you’re an extrovert, don’t be discouraged if your friend turns down a social event. It doesn’t necessarily mean that they don’t want to spend time with you. Try offering to get together with them one on one and away from people as an alternative.
Are you an introvert? Congratulations for recognizing that fact. Knowing this will cause your life to make a lot more sense. Now you have permission to stop trying to be someone else.
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