9 Reasons Why Being An Introvert Isn't So Bad

9 Reasons Why Being An Introvert Isn't So Bad

Being quiet doesn't always you're an introvert.

Growing up, I always used to stay quiet and different from everyone else, or that's what everyone else thought about me. I didn't go out as much, had few close friends, and I always felt alone in a big group of people. I used to think that being an introvert was a bad thing and really wanted to change who I was as a person, but, as the years went on and I understood how people were like, I decided that this is who I am and I need to learn to love who I am as a person. I am always going to be an introvert and here are 10 reasons why it doesn't bother me to be called an introvert.

1. Being a good listener is a strength.

Being a quiet person, I listen more than I talk. I listen to what others have to say and pay attention. I listen to my friends about their lives and I like to focus on the details and analyze what they are saying. I like listening to what others have to say. People come to you more because you are willing to listen rather say anything back. Being a good listener is a strength.

2. When you say you care, you actually care.

If a friend of mine is going through a rough time, or anyone that I am close to, I actually care about what's going on and want to help as much as I can. Since I have very few people that I'm close to, I want them to be happy and make sure they are okay because they are important to me and I love them. When we say 'I'll be there for you through everything' and 'If you every need anything or need anyone to talk to, just let me know' we truly mean it because we actually care. You are willing to do anything for the people that you love and care about.

3. You know who your real friends are.

As an introvert, you know who you can trust and you know who your real friends are because you're more comfortable around them and can trust them with anything. Good friends are hard to find these days, but you are able to make the best of friends.

4. Thinking for you is natural and doesn't require much effort.

Since you are always listening to others and are quiet yourself, you think a lot. You are more likely to think before you say something and take things into consideration. You're more analytical and detailed because you spend most of your time thinking about things.

5. You know your priorities.

You know what is more important to you. You know that you would rather be studying than going out on a school night and would rather spend time with your close friends then go to a party where you know no one. You know what is best for you and tend to focus on things that matter to you the most.

6. You know yourself more than anyone else.

You have a better understanding of yourself more than anyone. Since you like spending time alone and thinking a lot , you tend to figure out who you are as a person and what you like by trying new things. You find out more about yourself everyday and test yourself to try new things and enjoy. You know yourself more and do things that make you happy.

7. People trust you.

Your friends and family trust you because you can keep secrets. They know that you'll keep it to yourself because you have no intention of blurting it out to the world and have a good heart. You care about other people and their feelings and you would do anything to protect your loved ones, so you can keep their secrets and people trust you to tell the truth.

8. Being observant is a secret power.

Calm and quiet people tend to be the most observant people because they are focusing what they are thinking. Being an introvert makes you more observant of others and an analytical thinker because it is natural for you. You observe things more quickly than others and that's a good thing to have. The more you observe, the more you think, the more analytical you are and judge people less. Observant people are very openminded.

9. We are actually really cool once you get to know us.

Being an introvert, we don't really like to put ourselves out there and keep to ourselves more. But once you get to know us, we are actually pretty cool and like to have fun just like everyone else. Introverts are also humans and are not always the stereotypical 'I don't want to go out because I hate talking to people' or 'I don't like being social'. We prefer to stay at home on a Friday night and watch Netflix, but we actually do like to go out once in a while and have fun. Get to know others before judging them, they may actually surprise you!

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Everything You Will Miss If You Commit Suicide

The world needs you.

You won't see the sunrise or have your favorite breakfast in the morning.

Instead, your family will mourn the sunrise because it means another day without you.

You will never stay up late talking to your friends or have a bonfire on a summer night.

You won't laugh until you cry again, or dance around and be silly.

You won't go on another adventure. You won't drive around under the moonlight and stars.

They'll miss you. They'll cry.

You won't fight with your siblings only to make up minutes later and laugh about it.

You won't get to interrogate your sister's fiancé when the time comes.

You won't be there to wipe away your mother's tears when she finds out that you're gone.

You won't be able to hug the ones that love you while they're waiting to wake up from the nightmare that had become their reality.

You won't be at your grandparents funeral, speaking about the good things they did in their life.

Instead, they will be at yours.

You won't find your purpose in life, the love of your life, get married or raise a family.

You won't celebrate another Christmas, Easter or birthday.

You won't turn another year older.

You will never see the places you've always dreamed of seeing.

You will not allow yourself the opportunity to get help.

This will be the last sunset you see.

You'll never see the sky change from a bright blue to purples, pinks, oranges, and yellows meshing together over the landscape again.

If the light has left your eyes and all you see is the darkness, know that it can get better. Let yourself get better.

This is what you will miss if you leave the world today.

This is who will care about you when you are gone.

You can change lives. But I hope it's not at the expense of yours.

We care. People care.

Don't let today be the end.

You don't have to live forever sad. You can be happy. It's not wrong to ask for help.

Thank you for staying. Thank you for fighting.

Suicide is a real problem that no one wants to talk about. I'm sure you're no different. But we need to talk about it. There is no difference between being suicidal and committing suicide. If someone tells you they want to kill themselves, do not think they won't do it. Do not just tell them, “Oh you'll be fine." Because when they aren't, you will wonder what you could have done to help. Sit with them however long you need to and tell them it will get better. Talk to them about their problems and tell them there is help. Be the help. Get them assistance. Remind them of all the things they will miss in life.

If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline — 1-800-273-8255

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How To Avoid Getting Sick Your  Freshman Year

It's going to take a little more than an apple a day.


College is the prime time and place to catch a cold... or worse. Although, somehow I managed to crack the code to health and not get sick my whole first year of college. This is surprising considering I was living in the close (and very unsanitary) quarters of a dorm room.

1. Keep your diet somewhat healthy


I know how hard it is to eat healthy in college, especially on a low budget. But with the dining hall foods, you can at least include some vegetables and fruits into your everyday consumption. The vitamins in these foods will help keep your immune system up and it will be worth the effort.

2. Try to exercise a few times per week


Even if you're just getting out of the dorm for a thirty minute walk, it will benefit your body. If you decide to up your routine from that, even better! The more endorphins, the more you will feel better inside and out.

3. Cut back on the drinking if you feel a cold coming on


Surprisingly, many college students don't seem to know that alcohol lowers your immune system. Of course, for some people theres no way of avoiding drinking. But if you can at least give your body rest days, it will be extremely beneficial.

4. Invest in a dehumidifier for your dorm room


I believe this was a very big player in helping me not get sick. The dehumidifier helps reduce dust and other particles in the air. This will help not agitate your allergies and you will feel more clear headed.

5. Try not to share personal products


Sharing things like towels, makeup, unwashed cups, etc. can all be causes of a sickness being passed around you and your friends. Of course sharing is caring, just make sure it's sanitary.

6. Be conscientious of who you kiss!


Make sure that your girlfriend, boyfriend, or "its complicated" person is not sick before you're getting cozy with them.

7. Drink lots of green tea!


Personally, I credit green tea and its anti-oxidants for keeping the flu away and even getting rid of bugs that might be forming in your system. So if you feel like you might be developing a cold, chug that tea!

I know how annoying these tips may be. But I promise, if you implement at least a few it could reduce your chances of feeling horrible during midterms in the winter, and sneezing all over your finals in the fall.

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