Why I Love Being An Introvert
Start writing a post

Typically, when someone hears the term “Introvert,” they assume it’s a person who is very anti-social, extremely shy and\ not a fan of social interactions. However, that is not the case. A person can learn a lot from an introvert: finding pleasure in the simplest things, being able to never feel lonely when alone and knowing how to pick friends who share the same heart as them. There are so many little perks that come with being an introvert that for those who are one, they help make life just a little bit easier.

1. Less Friends, Less Drama

Being selectively social is one of the best benefits that comes with being an introvert. You may have acquaintances here and there, but those chosen few that you share your hopes and aspirations with are one who you will most likely spend the rest of your life with. You don’t go out finding friends that help you look better or can increase your social status in any way. You look for friends you connect with on every level: emotionally, mentally and spiritually. And when you find those friends, it is very unlikely that you will not enjoy every moment you spend with them.

2. The Simple Things in Life Bring So Much Joy

Now to some people, these things can be viewed as weird or just not important at all, but to an introvert they are some of the best times that can be experienced in life. Such as, enjoying a good book, over-sized comfy clothes, talking about life and reflective topics with a small group of your closest friends, snuggling under a blanket in a cool environment and watching old movies, or even just being alone with some chill music can really make your day and put you at ease.

3. Sometimes, Being a Wallflower is Inevitable

Some introverts, including myself, enjoy social events much more when accompanied by someone they know to help them feel comfortable. However, that won’t always be the case. You may be left alone and you’ll shrink back into your own bubble, watching everything from afar. But that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. People-watching may become your favorite hobby as you step back from all the commotion and observe your surroundings. It can strengthen one’s imagination as you try to guess at another person’s story. It’s a great way to relax and really get a feel for the beauty of the community around you.

4. No Desire To Fit In

Individuality is a huge thing in society and has been promoted for as long as I can remember. Introverts specifically have absolutely no desire to be like the celebrities that are looked up to by their peers. You know you are your own person and that’s all you want to be. You like to silently express yourself through writing or music or even by your clothes. You do not aim to please every person you meet and are completely okay with that.

5. Silence Calms Your Soul

Introverts need solitude and a tranquil environment in order to recharge from a day of social interactions to prevent lethargy and mental overloads. You like to be inside your head for a while in a relaxed state while others go crazy at parties or bars. You like to stay inside and watch the rain from your window with your pet on your lap. As mentioned previously, it’s the small things in life that can really put you at ease, whether it’s mentally, physically or emotionally.

Introverts are quiet, creative, observant and unique. They can have long periods of alone time and not feel lonely for even a moment. If they’re interested in you, they don’t want small talk. They want to know real facts about you and figure out what makes you tick. It takes time for them to open up to others because they want long last friendships and relationships, but having one as a friend is totally worth it. They bring balance into the fast-paced lives of others. So, if someone is quiet, don’t give up on trying to get to know them. Who knows? They may surprise you.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Health and Wellness

Exposing Kids To Nature Is The Best Way To Get Their Creative Juices Flowing

Constantly introducing young children to the magical works of nature will further increase the willingness to engage in playful activities as well as broaden their interactions with their peers

1094647

Whenever you are feeling low and anxious, just simply GO OUTSIDE and embrace nature! According to a new research study published in Frontiers in Psychology, being connected to nature and physically touching animals and flowers enable children to be happier and altruistic in nature. Not only does nature exert a bountiful force on adults, but it also serves as a therapeutic antidote to children, especially during their developmental years.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

5 Simple Ways To Give Yourself Grace, Especially When Life Gets Hard

Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we are becoming.

695125
Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

If there's one thing I'm absolutely terrible at, it's giving myself grace. I'm easily my own worst critic in almost everything that I do. I'm a raging perfectionist, and I have unrealistic expectations for myself at times. I can remember simple errors I made years ago, and I still hold on to them. The biggest thing I'm trying to work on is giving myself grace. I've realized that when I don't give myself grace, I miss out on being human. Even more so, I've realized that in order to give grace to others, I need to learn how to give grace to myself, too. So often, we let perfection dominate our lives without even realizing it. I've decided to change that in my own life, and I hope you'll consider doing that, too. Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we're becoming. As you read through these five affirmations and ways to give yourself grace, I hope you'll take them in. Read them. Write them down. Think about them. Most of all, I hope you'll use them to encourage yourself and realize that you are never alone and you always have the power to change your story.

Keep Reading... Show less
Entertainment

Breaking Down The Beginning, Middle, And End of Netflix's Newest 'To All The Boys' Movie

Noah Centineo and Lana Condor are back with the third and final installment of the "To All The Boys I've Loved Before" series

724036
Netflix

Were all teenagers and twenty-somethings bingeing the latest "To All The Boys: Always and Forever" last night with all of their friends on their basement TV? Nope? Just me? Oh, how I doubt that.

I have been excited for this movie ever since I saw the NYC skyline in the trailer that was released earlier this year. I'm a sucker for any movie or TV show that takes place in the Big Apple.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

4 Ways To Own Your Story, Because Every Bit Of It Is Worth Celebrating

I hope that you don't let your current chapter stop you from pursuing the rest of your story.

466367
Photo by Manny Moreno on Unsplash

Every single one of us has a story.

I don't say that to be cliché. I don't say that to give you a false sense of encouragement. I say that to be honest. I say that to be real.

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

How Young Feminists Can Understand And Subvert The Internalized Male Gaze

Women's self-commodification, applied through oppression and permission, is an elusive yet sexist characteristic of a laissez-faire society, where women solely exist to be consumed. (P.S. justice for Megan Fox)

285797
Paramount Pictures

Within various theories of social science and visual media, academics present the male gaze as a nebulous idea during their headache-inducing meta-discussions. However, the internalized male gaze is a reality, which is present to most people who identify as women. As we mature, we experience realizations of the perpetual male gaze.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

It's Important To Remind Yourself To Be Open-Minded And Embrace All Life Has To Offer

Why should you be open-minded when it is so easy to be close-minded?

428175

Open-mindedness. It is something we all need a reminder of some days. Whether it's in regards to politics, religion, everyday life, or rarities in life, it is crucial to be open-minded. I want to encourage everyone to look at something with an unbiased and unfazed point of view. I oftentimes struggle with this myself.

Keep Reading... Show less
Swoon

14 Last Minute Valentine's Day Gifts Your S.O. Will Love

If they love you, they're not going to care if you didn't get them some expensive diamond necklace or Rolex watch; they just want you.

287362

Let me preface this by saying I am not a bad girlfriend.

I am simply a forgetful one.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

10 Helpful Tips For College Students Taking Online Courses This Semester

Here are several ways to easily pass an online course.

193375
Photo by Vlada Karpovich on Pexels

With spring semester starting, many college students are looking to take courses for the semester. With the pandemic still ongoing, many students are likely looking for the option to take online courses.

Online courses at one time may have seemed like a last minute option for many students, but with the pandemic, they have become more necessary. Online courses can be very different from taking an on-campus course. You may be wondering what the best way to successfully complete an online course is. So, here are 10 helpful tips for any student who is planning on taking online courses this semester!

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments