Embracing Your Introversion
The world is a loud, chaotic place. When you get some peace and quiet, it’s a wonderful thing. But if you indulge too much, you’re anti-social. This is the paradox that introverts struggle with every day.You can only fake being extroverted for so long. When the clock chimes midnight, and you’re sneaking out of another cocktail party. You revert to your boring, quiet self.You aren’t a freak. Who says you stick out like a sore thumb? You can do things that at least 74% of the population cannot.
You’re a Good Listener
Introverts aren’t talkative, especially about themselves. Need to spill your guts and emotions? Know an introvert. They’ll appreciate someone talking to them. Humans need human interaction to stay sane.Plus introverts don’t listen to respond. They listen to understand. Those poor introverts don’t want to put you through some of the horrors they’ve been through.
You’re a Good Writer
What introverts lack in verbal communication they make up for in other ways. The best writers are introverts. They’re thinkers; they’re in their heads a lot. They are very good at formulating ideas and expressing them.They can also do this verbally if you give them a chance. And interesting, decent subjects to talk about. One of which is not your new haircut. Or the weather, or what how they could be more outgoing.Seriously. Stop doing that. Introverts don’t ask you why you talk so darn much, out loud.
The American education system isn’t that great. What does this have to do with introverts and their higher intelligence? Participation points, the devil is real.Introverts prefer to listen, to comprehend, take in things, ruminate. They’re great at mentally participating, being present. It’s why they’re more intelligent, and studies show they learn faster and better than others.Which is something to the American Education system does not care about, at all.Students are trained to listen to respond. They’re bribed to talk, not to be or sound intelligent. This is very bothersome for introverts.In other parts of the world- where quite frankly students are told to sit down, shut up and listen, student test scores are higher, across all subjects. Delaying letting children express themselves so much isn’t bad, education wise.
You See Things Others Can’t
When you sit back and observe, you notice a lot of things. When you don’t interfere with these things, you learn even more. Which is why introverted people, who are already more intelligent, have an extra, extra edge.They see things, figure things out, that others cannot. They use their otherness to their advantage. Introverts make amazing therapists because they are the world’s therapists.Also, they’re already seen as weird and odd. So why not tell it like it is, tell the truth? Identify the problem, and proclaim the solution? Everyone is good for something; it’s just harder for some people to realize.
People need other people, and not for only social interaction. You can’t hold it all in forever; you need to talk about your issues and emotions. Everyone needs a confidant, someone you can trust; which introverts are great for, and would gladly do. Thank you for noticing them.Also, your deepest desires, darkest secrets, and other things you wouldn’t tell your grandma are much more interesting than your new blouse. Your life will be hard to hear about at times, but seriously, at least it’s not your new blouse.Superheroes put on capes, cowls, and masks. They have to hide their super powers. But introverts don’t have to. They use them every day, so start noticing them! They’re pretty awesome.