In contrast to being open to the outside world, introverts turn to their own inner world.Social interactions used to cost me a lot of energy.
I was jealous of extroverts who felt energized interacting with people, because I always needed a lot of time on my own to recover after social situations.
We live in a crazy world dominated by social networking sites, where people willingly give up every scrap of their privacy.
If you’re still unsure, answer these simple yes or no questions:– Do people tell me that I’m a good listener? – Do people often describe me as easygoing or mellow?
– Do I prefer one-on-one conversations to large group conversations? If you answered “yes” to most of these questions, you likely have a strong introvert side to you.
Introverts recharge when they are by themselves, and prefer less external stimulation.
Extroverts recharge by being around others and prefer more external stimulation. More than likely, you are introverted, to some extent.
In western society, we live in a very extrovert-biased world.
That is to say, people are rewarded on their sociability and ability to appear extroverted and boisterous.
From schools and companies to working in open spaces, everywhere you go there’s less anonymity. Even though the world is tailored for extroverts, being an introvert isn’t that uncommon.
Studies show that introverts comprise 30 to 50% of our population! I’m a great listener and observer, making me a great friend and perceptive.
In some ways, online dating is a perfect match for introverts.