What are Introverts?
I know that question sounds incredibly stupid, but that is actually a very important question. Because I myself know that I am somewhere in between an introvert and extrovert but what is actually the difference between these two? There is a common misconception that introverts are ‘shy’ and that they don’t like to socialize.
That can’t be farther from the truth. And that is why we have compiled some of best Introvert turn-ons told by true introverts themselves. And a huge warning because this will turn you on if you are an introvert yourself. Maybe this is the definitive way to find out the truth for yourself.
Some introverted traits seem to be ingrained. Others are a result of the culture we live in. For example, many introverts have learned to cope with constant over-stimulation by putting up a wall. This leads people to believe that introverts are cold, or standoffish, but this is not our true nature. The innate qualities that most introverts share are a love of introspection, a need for solitude, and a slower, more focused communication style.
Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering – because you can’t take it in all at once.
So essentially introverts are not what they seem.
For introverts, introspection comes as naturally as breathing. We love to explore the colorful landscapes of our imagination. Many of us have been criticized for our mind wandering. We’ve been told to get our head out of the clouds and stop daydreaming. What people don’t understand is that there is a good reason for our inward ways.
The outside world often feels like an assaulting force for introverts. At every turn there are energy vampires threatening to suck us dry. Turning inward is as much a means of survival as it is a source of comfort. Our love of introspection also brings meaning and direction to our life.
I can remember contemplating the transience of life at five years old and feeling overwhelmed with emotion. I knew that our time here is short and ever-changing. Now that I’m all grown up, I spend ample time thinking about the very same thing. Today, introspection is a necessary part of my career as a writer and coach for introverts. It provides sustenance and shade from a world of neon lights and fluorescent personalities.
So scroll on below and take a look at these #IntrovertTurnOns.
#1 Cancelling the plans.
#2 Chatting online option.
#3 Uniting separately in your own homes.
#4 Avoiding a phone call.
#5 Sitting in silence.
#6 Becoming extroverted.
#7 Leaving the house.
#8 Never seeing anyone.
#9 No one to sit next to you.
#10 Only waving.
#11 Beautiful places.
#13 Fixing me.
#14 Texting before the call.
#15 Pretending not to see someone.
#16 Marathon of favorite shows.
#17 The plan has been canceled.
#18 Reading books with a cup of tea.
#19 Ordering online.
#20 Initiate a conversation.
#21 Why are you so quiet?
#22 Being unseen.
#23 The only driver.
#24 Raining at night.
#25 The amount of sleep.
#26 The successful dodge.
#27 The elevator all to yourself.
#28 Amazon prime shipment.
#29 Enjoy each other’s energy.
#30 Social battery is dying.
#31 The sound of silence.
#32 Empty and quiet house.
#33 Blanket forts.
#34 No good reason to leave the house.
#35 Not having to speak to a single person.
#36 Purely quite bliss at home.
#37 A beautiful life you could have had together.
#38 Texts you instead of calling.
#39 A bitchin library.
#40 Having the house to yourself.
#41 Left alone by strangers.
#42 Invisibility cloaks.
#43 Sending memes.
#44 Coming by the house.
#45 Deep, intelligent conversations.
#46 Reading alone.
#47 Being forced to socialize.
#48 Cancelled classes because of heavy rain.
#49 Better than Spanish fly, oysters, champagne, and chocolate.
#50 Nothing ever happens.
Unsurprisingly, The following myths are not at all true.
There are a myriad of misconceptions about introversion. We already covered a major one – the idea that introversion is an inferior personality type. Other common stereotypes include the belief that all introverts are shy, socially inept, or rude.
For some reason, society tends to associate the above traits with introversion, yet extroverts are just as likely to embody these characteristics. Allow me to explain.
Many people use the terms “introvert” and “shy” interchangeably. They think that all introverts are timid. I understand where the confusion lies. Both introverts and shy people tend to avoid socializing at times, but we do so for different reasons. Introverts often stay on the sidelines at social events because socializing drains our energy.
We must be selective about how much we “put ourselves out there” because we don’t want to crash afterwards. Shy people, on the other hand, avoid socializing out of fear of the unfamiliar. The thought of talking to a stranger, or speaking in front of a group scares them. Instead of worrying about energy drain, they are concerned about making a fool of themselves, or being rejected and judged.
You might be thinking, “I fit into both of those descriptions”. If that’s the case, then you might be introverted and shy. The two characteristics can occur together or separately. This means both introverts and extroverts can be shy. Likewise, both introverts and extroverts can be self-assured.
So do you think you fit into the introvert area or the extrovert? Or are you a bit of both? Why not comment down below and let us know if these Tweets really did turn you on?