There are quite a few things introverts will never tell you! You should know what those things are in order to understand them better, and I’m sure you’ll realize that most of the stereotypes that revolve around them are in fact false. Because we live in a world that celebrates extroversion, introverts have quite a few obstacles to overcome, since a lot of people do not understand them or their actions. You could even say that they have kind of a bad rap in social circles, but most of the things that are said about them are not true. Here are a few things introverts will never tell you that you should know, so you can understand them better and realize how wonderful they really are:
1. They Don’t Really like Crowds
Among the things introverts will never tell you is, of course, the fact that they don’t like crowds. While extroverts recharge by being around people, introverts get their energy from being alone. They need to spend some “alone time” every day to feel comfortable, so try to respect that and don’t insist on making them do something they don’t really want. They often feel overwhelmed when they find themselves in a large group, and crowds make them feel a little woozy.
2. They Don’t like Networking Events
Introverts are not antisocial, they just don’t like networking events. This is especially hard for introverts from upper management, or those who run their own business, because they feel like they are working during those events. Well, even though this is not one of their favorite things to do, with a bit of practice and with a lot of patience, they manage to get the most out of a networking event.
3. They Don’t like Small-Talk
Most introverts really don’t like small-talk. I’m one of them and I find it rather hard to do it, especially when I’m tired or when I have a lot of things to do. Introverts are amazing conversationalists, especially when they find someone whom they can talk to about things that interest them. They see this as a good way to share their knowledge and to learn new things.
4. They like to Write Things out
Most introverts would rather write things out than tell you about them. That’s why they always prefer writing e-mails or sending texts instead of calling someone. It’s not that they don’t want to hear you or that they don’t care about you; they just express themselves better in writing and sometimes they are too busy to stay and chat.
5. They Feel Safe with the Right People
When they are with the right people, they feel extremely safe and give their best self. Introverts are actually extremely devoted friends who would do anything for their loved ones. They blossom in the right company, so if one of your friends is an introvert, consider yourself lucky, since they are the best friends someone can have.
6. They Can do Extrovert Things
Introverts can do extrovert things, but only for a while and only if they are accompanied by the right people. They can be the life of a party, but only if they are there with their friends and if they feel good in that crowd. They can organize networking events if that’s their job but they will be more than happy if, at the end of the day, they can go home, relax and recharge their batteries.
7. They Are Not Shy
They are not shy, rude, uptight or difficult. They are okay with being alone because this way, they recharge their batteries. They are extraordinary people, they are very passionate about a lot of interesting things and they are also the type of people with whom you can have a lot of meaningful conversations. They can also make you laugh quite often, since they are an extremely pleasant company.
It’s not easy being an introvert. Often people don’t understand your actions and they assume you act in a certain way because you are being rude. Most of those stereotypes are actually not true, but many people fail to see this. Do you know any other things introverts will never tell someone but which they should know? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments section!