10 Interesting Facts About Introverts
10 facts about introverts
One, there are four types of introverts.
Social, thinking, anxious and restrained.
Social introversion is what’s commonly accepted and understood
as the stereo typical definition of introversion.
Social introverts prefer solitude,
or small groups of people over large gatherings.
They’d rather stay home with a book or laptop or hang out with close friends,
than go to parties with a lot of unfamiliar faces.
Social introversion is different however, from shyness.
Because there’s no anxiety attached to their need for solitude.
Thinking introversion is a newer concept.
Thinking introverts are introspective, thoughtful and self reflected.
Unlike social introverts,
they don’t feel a need to avoid large social scenes.
Instead, they like to daydream.
Using their rich imaginations and creative capacities.
Anxious introverts, on the other hand,
seek time alone, because they feel awkward and self conscious.
Unlike social introverts, they experience painful shyness around new people,
and the anxiety doesn’t necessarily go away when they are alone.
Because they let situations play over and over in their heads,
contemplating what might have gone wrong.
Lastly, restrained introverts,
function on a slower pace and prefer to think before they speak or act.
They’re also known for been reserved.
They like to take their time, preventing impose from affecting their decision making.
Two, introverts react quickly to new information,
but are slow to monitor change.
Introverts’ brains become more excited when they analyze what steps they must take in the future.
But hesitate when they need to prepare for action,
Whereas extroverts need to minimize the thoughts in their heads to make a decision,
but act quickly afterwards.
Three, introverts dread small talk.
Introverts might seem disinterested in other people because they dislike small talk.
However, they only dislike it because it creates barriers between them and others.
Instead, introverts want to feel authentically connected,
so they crave deep meaningful conversarions that
help lower social walls.
Four, introverts need alone time.
This is because introverts respond differently to rewards.
Such as food, money, sex and social status than extroverts do.
Although they do care about eating,
income and relationships,
they’re less driven about an experience less enthusiasm for the possibilities of them.
Extroverts in contracts are more excited to work for those rewards,
which is why they’re so prone to instant gratification more often than introverts.
Five, introverts are more careful and calculated about what risks to take.
This is due to a difference in dopamine activity between introverts and extroverts’ brains.
Dopamine is a neurotransmitter associate with sensation seeking,
risks and new adventures.
Both introverts and extroverts have the same amount of it.
But introverts’ brains are less active in the region than generates dopamine.
Six, introverts are deep thinkers.
Since introverts use less activity from dopamine,
they rely more on a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine.
Like dopamine, it’s linked to pleasure.
But the pleasures produce from turning inwards.
This allows introverts to reflect deeply,
and stay focused on a single task for an extended period of time.
Acetulcholine also influences them to prefer clam,
quiet settings over loud crowded places.
Seven, introverts are more creative.
Introverts need solitude to recharge,
but it’s also within solitude when they find creativity.
Most artists and writers who identify as introverts produce
their best work when they are by themselves,
as opposed to group settings.
Additionally, people in general feel less self conscious when they are alone,
So being in solitude helps introverts feel safe
to take risks, then allow their creative juices to flow.
Eight, introverts like the rain.
Rain creates white noise that attracts introverts,
because it’s signals opportunities for solitude.
They find the calming affect pleasurable.
Since it allows them to escape within themselves for the time being.
Rain helps lower expectations for the day as well.
And isn’t as overstimulating as the sun.
Nine, pretending to be extroverted can have a negative effect on an introverts performance.
The time introverts spend of pretending people they are not
disrupt their usual level of performance.
It’s important to realize and acknowledge this.
Since the world is so used to trying to mould introverts and extroverts.
Ten, introverts might not prioritize happiness.
Although we live in a culture that emphasizes happiness.
Introverts actually prefer to maintain a neutral emotional state
when presented with tasks, such as taking a test,
giving a speech or thinking rationally.
This is because happiness and arousing emotion
may distract them from completing their tasks efficiently.
Extroverts on the other hand prefer happiness because it acts as a motivator.