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We are introverts, honest and true

Updated on February 25, 2015

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.


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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.

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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!

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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.

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Approach Us

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.

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      Keisha Hunter 2 years ago from Paradise and then some

      Thank you my dear, i hadn't even though about it like that before, but you're absolutely right!

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      This is a very honestly written post. I'd like to tell you some of the world's most successful people are introverts. Introversion isn't a negative trait like some people think. It is just a human trait. I've been a student of psychology for 2 years and i can vouch for the fact that introverts go pretty far in life because they have a keen sense to observe people and not react at everything.

      Good hub. Voted up. :-)

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      Keisha Hunter 2 years ago from Paradise and then some

      Thank you for your nod of approval dear, indeed we have much to offer.

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      vespawoolf 2 years ago from Peru, South America

      This is so true! Introverts have much to offer. We prefer to watch first before participating, but we have much to offer. Thank you for sharing!

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      Keisha Hunter 2 years ago from Paradise and then some

      Lol thank you my dear; really, it was about time. Glad you liked it.

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      James C Moore 2 years ago from The Great Midwest

      It's about time someone spoke up for us. I'ld say something but I don't feel like talking to anyone about it. Good hub.

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      Keisha Hunter 2 years ago from Paradise and then some

      Thank you my dear MHiggins. We definitely needed to clarify that :)

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      Michael Higgins 2 years ago from Michigan

      Great piece, Kiesha! Many of us are just thinking about things deeply, but all in all, we are misunderstood. Great info. Voted up!

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      Keisha Hunter 2 years ago from Paradise and then some

      Yup, you're spot on Maramerce. Some people try too hard and are usually not the genuine types I have come to realize. Thanks for stopping by.

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      maramerce 2 years ago from United States

      I LOVE being an introvert. I identify deeply with it. The main thing for me is I don't like people who try too hard to get my attention because they feel like needy life suckers and I also don't like others in my personal space if they haven't been invited or don't have a pre-established relationship with me that allows them to be in close quarters. I don't have many close relationships and I don't want many. But the ones I do have are the highest quality and I'm selective about who I allow close to me. If I let someone in and get betrayed, that's it for them. Otherwise they will have a friend for life who will literally sacrifice anything for them.

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      Keisha Hunter 2 years ago from Paradise and then some

      Thank you so much for your contribution Suzette. Indeed the world would be a boring place if we were all alike. Cinderella 14, I don't mind large crowds once the noise isn't unbearable. Have a great day too and thanks for stopping by.

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      Sharon 2 years ago from Philippines

      So true hi hi. Such a wonderful hub.

      I am shy by nature, not really extrovert and I am not comfortable with a large crowd but I am confident of myself and when people around knew me they automatically changes their impression. Have a great day!

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      Suzette Walker 2 years ago from Taos, NM

      Wonderful hub that I enjoyed reading so much. As I have said many times the world would be a boring place if we were all alike. Never judge a book by its cover and still waters run deep. There is nothing wrong with being an introvert. They are so interesting when you really get to know them and peel back all the layers. Lovely article and I affirm everything that you say .

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      Keisha Hunter 2 years ago from Paradise and then some

      Exactly Faith! Glad you liked it. We just observe our environment and assess the comfort level before proceeding.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Wow, Keisha, this is such an insightful hub as to the truth about introverts. I, too, growing up was called shy, but as you state, once we are out there, we are out there! I think we our great thinkers and we like to assess our environments and people around us before we just jump into things. Your words, "honest and true" about sum it up perfectly.

      If others take the time to get to know us, they will be blessed and most likely very surprised.

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