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We are introverts, honest and true
We are not upset
So all this time you thought I was upset with you or hopefully someone else? Then you find something funny...or not so funny to say, only to find that I am happy and rearing to jump into the conversation? Well what seems to be happening here is that you are discovering some of the characteristics of an introvert. You see, many times introverts are overlooked for being grumpy, moody or downright antisocial. But the brave among us, the extroverts of sorts decide that they will have none of it and decide to approach us and voila! They have a new friend for life. It is often said that opposites attract. When I look around at friends and friends of friends, I don’t see introverts...well maybe one or two. What I see are extroverts who just can’t get enough of the party. They have ‘discovered’ us and we’re cool, because they know the real us.
Do You Think That You Are An Introvert?
We are not shy
So who is the real me? You might ask. For years I grew up hearing that I was shy and quiet. Now if sitting by myself and enjoying a little quiet time before all that lunch time play is ‘shy’, then by all means, I probably was. But the truth is, while I might not be the first to approach you (and I sometimes do), if approached, you’ll see just how approachable I was all along. If I am a little hesitant to speak in a crowd or in front of a class of students, many extroverts are as well. Introverts don’t lack confidence; we just don’t unnecessarily put ourselves out there. But believe me, when we’re out there, we’re out.
We don’t hate people
This leads me to the other point. You have NO idea just how much we love people! Yes, for introverts it might be more fun to be on social networks with friends, but that by no means suggests that we don’t also enjoy being up and about at times. And if we’re at the party and take a few minutes to sit or go and get fresh air, it doesn’t mean we are ready to go home. We simply need a minute or five! I bet you’ll be amazed when we return!
We are not antisocial; honest
Of course this also brings me to the next point. Why would you think we’re antisocial? Because we aren't, and sometimes its taxing to have to explain every so often, but thanks for asking! Introverts are very misunderstood and are even said to make others uncomfortable at times. But if you check it out, you will find just how much of social beings we are. No; we might not want to party every night from dust till dawn, but is that because we’re introverts really? I doubt it.
So as you now realize, introverts are oftentimes judged with yardsticks which are very inaccurate and it is about time people know that we might just need to take a break. So the next time you see someone with these characteristics, approach them. You might be meeting the most loyal, genuine and pleasant friend you could ever have, because we are introverts, honest and true.