The Greatest Things About Being an Introvert

Introverts are a unique part of the population.They have different ways of interfacing with people.They are also wired differently than extroverts.Introverts are often derided or worse.There are FANTASTIC things about being an introvert,including:
Introverts are a unique part of the population.They have different ways of interfacing with people.They are also wired differently than extroverts.Introverts are often derided or worse.There are FANTASTIC things about being an introvert,including:
(1) NOT fitting in with the crowd. You are quite happy to follow YOUR OWN drummer so to speak!
(1) NOT fitting in with the crowd. You are quite happy to follow YOUR OWN drummer so to speak!
(2) enjoying solitary activities & hobbies. Your mind & creativity can take you to GREAT & UNIMAGINED heights!
(2) enjoying solitary activities & hobbies. Your mind & creativity can take you to GREAT & UNIMAGINED heights!
(3) being an analytical & a deep thinker. You have very meaningful conversatons instead of idle chatter.
(3) being an analytical & a deep thinker. You have very meaningful conversatons instead of idle chatter.
(4) welcoming solitude. You ACTUALLY love being alone! Being alone is not a foreign concept to you at all!
(4) welcoming solitude. You ACTUALLY love being alone! Being alone is not a foreign concept to you at all!
and (5) YOU  have an elusive & rather mysterious quality about you.You have a WAY of making people notice & come to YOU. You have THAT aura!
and (5) YOU have an elusive & rather mysterious quality about you.You have a WAY of making people notice & come to YOU. You have THAT aura!

The Quiet Strength of Introvert in a Fast Paced and Breakneck Extrovert World

Introverts are a distinct part of the population. Introverts have a different method of relating to and interfacing with people and circumstances than extroverts do. Extroverts love to be engaged in the world around them while introverts preferred contemplation and inner thought.

Because the majority of people are extroverts, introverts are often derided and told to become more extroverted in order to be "normal". Oftentimes, introverts are not appreciated for who they are. There are even programs to make introverts "more extroverted" or " true extroverts". However, being introverted is a viable lifestyle to be respected. Now, here are the best things to being an introvert!

(15) Not having to fit in with the crowd. You are very comfortable following your own drummer.

(14) You are quite comfortable reading and doing other solitary pursuits. You can use your mind and creativity to reach new heights.

(13) You are a great listener. People love to talk to you knowing that you will not constantly bogard and interrupt them with meaningless chatter.

(12) You are a very deep thinker and can have very intellectual and meaningful conversations.

(11) People can tell you their innermost secrets because you will not betray them or blab them out to others. You can be trusted by family, associates, and friends alike.

(10) For children and teenagers only: you are perceived to be more mature, levelheaded, and well behaved. Oftentimes, your parents are not afraid to leave you alone in the house when they go away on weekends as opposed to parents who have more extroverted teenagers.

(9) You welcome solitude and being alone is not an anathema and a four letter word.

(8) You value what few friends you have. You are very sincere in your relationships. You do not play needless games.

(7) You make a more faithful and loving spouse. You value quiet time with your spouse and know how to make him/her special.

(6) Your idea of a good time is cuddling with a book and you do not get stressed if you have no outside activities scheduled.

(5) You have a very low phone bill.

(4) You love rainy and inclement days.

(3) You do not know how to get bored. Boredom is never in your vocabulary for you will always find something to keep you occupied.

(2) You are totally chic and understated-what a plus. You do not believe in being ostentatious in order to make a statement. Your understated quality often speaks volumes of who you are as a person. It exudes class.....and much more.

(1) You are so elusive and sexy without even knowing it. You are mysterious and make people come to and notice you by your "aura".

© 2011 Grace Marguerite Williams

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maplethorpej 5 years ago from Minneapolis, Minn.

Interesting hub. I would certainly say that I am more introverted than extroverted: 14, 13, 12, 11, 9, 5, 4 and 3 apply to me fairly well. I'm too humble to label myself with either 1 or 2 : )


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gmwilliams 5 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York Author

Thank you for your intelligent and insightful response. This is why I will continuously love to write for Hubpages.


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maplethorpej 5 years ago from Minneapolis, Minn.

Yeah, the feedback rate on Hubpages is great! I lost interest in FB because most of the people I am 'friends' with don't really have anything interesting to say ahaha


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kd4rvb 5 years ago from Titusville, FL

Suddenly I feel a great deal less alone in my little world. The hardest part about being an introvert is just as you describe, extroverts trying to tell us we are not normal, strive to force us to conform. It isn't that we refuse to belong, we simply choose not to participate in the silly drama of the extroverted world. ;) Very well done, Thanks for standing up for the deep thinkers of the world.


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gmwilliams 5 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York Author

To kd4rvb: I know as I am an introvert myself. All my life, people thought me to be an enigma because I was quiet. Even my first grade teacher believed that something was wrong with me because I was not out and about and garrulous like the other children.

We introverts have to stick together and to make ourselves heard. I am proud to be an introvert. We introverts are more intellectual and mature than extroverts. Also we introverts are the innovators and creators in this society. Remember that and pass the word along to the younger generation of introverts.


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

Hi, gmwilliams! This is a well-written and profound article about introverts. I like you numeric sequence :) – it is a clear statement made by a true introvert. What I admire the most in introverts is their mysterious "aura" and elusive and sexy appearance. Indeed they all exude lots of class, although some, sooner or later, expose themselves as not class at all.

I was categorized ages ago as an inextrovert - 50% introvert 50% extrovert - but I’m sure by now I am more intro as extro. The main difference between the two is that the introvert generates energy in solitude for others to drain, while the extrovert generates it in the presence of others to drain when s/he is alone.

I love your writings and wish I could see some of you in your avatar. Take care!

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