There are so many reasons why it’s awesome to be an introvert that don’t get talked about nearly enough!
This post is aiming to shine a light on a handful of these reasons.
With that in mind, here are 6 reasons why it’s awesome to be an introvert!
Introverts are great at making meaningful connections
Introverts may not love a big party or have a massive network of friends, but they’re great at making meaningful connections with people.
For most introverts, small talk is such a painful superficial process. If an introvert is going to have a conversation, most of those conversations are going to dig deep. (They pretty much have to in order for us to stick around.)
An introvert’s social and/or professional circle may be small. But the relationships we have tend to be built on strong, solid foundations that benefit both parties in the long term.
Introverts make great leaders
Because meaningful connections are typically important to introverts, we tend to make it a point to really get to know the people we’re leading as much as possible.
And even if we can’t get to everyone, we often at least have a good understanding of everyone’s strengths, weaknesses, and abilities.
As a result, introverts are good at understanding who is the best person to handle a given task.
Additionally, a personal theory I have is that because introverts are less inclined to jump into the spotlight, we can be more focused on being effective, and can hand out credit fairly.
This can be great for overall production and morale.
Introverts tend to be good listeners
Most introverts would rather listen than speak. As a result, we can be pretty incredible listeners.
If you have a problem to work out, or just need to vent, introverts typically LOVE to be there for you in this way. Just be real with us, and be willing to return the favor. (We need to be heard too!)
We don’t need a lot to enjoy ourselves.
I genuinely look forward to nights when I don’t have plans. And sometimes, if things have been particularly busy, I need nights where I don’t have plans.
In fact, if I say I’m free, that doesn’t mean I’m fishing for something to do. And it also doesn’t mean I’m asking you to take my free time away from me.
This is time for me to create, watch my favorite show, or just be. Like most introverts, I don’t need to be constantly entertained to have fun.
Introverts can be pretty observant
Just because we’re not saying much doesn’t mean we’re always lost in our heads.
A lot of times, we’re taking in more than most people realize, and we often have some pretty interesting insights to offer.
There are definite advantages to “getting involved” in an extroverted sense. But being able to sit back and notice things before you dive in can be a bit of an introvert superpower.
Introverts can create some pretty cozy homes
Introverts truly love their homes. As a result, we’re often pretty into making them as cozy and inviting as possible.
For us, our homes are our sanctuaries. They’re our escape from a chaotic, extroverted world. We like them to be cozy and comfortable, both for ourselves and our (small number of) guests.
This is a skill that’s pretty awesome for the introvert, but extroverts can also greatly enjoy an introvert home.
It’s not that an extrovert can’t make a cozy home. But in my experience, most extroverts would rather spend their money out, while most introverts are more willing to splurge on their house.
For tips on creating an introvert sanctuary, check out this post.
Looking for more tips on how to manage your introverted life?
If you want more tips and tricks on how to manage your introvert life and build plenty of healthy introvert habits, check out the Introvert Life Guide!
This guide was designed to help you build the introvert life of your dreams. And it’s full of plenty of tips, tricks, and ideas to help you create an introvert life that’s uniquely yours!
It will also help you embrace your introverted nature and build a life to help you thrive!
For more introvert life tips, check out the other introvert posts!
Sound off: What are some reasons you think it’s awesome to be an introvert? Tell us about it in the comments!