Around 50 percent of the planet are introverts, although you wouldn’t think so when so much of the world and the media seems geared up for the needs of extroverts. Not only that but extroverts, on the whole, seem to be celebrated a lot more than the average introvert.
It’s such a shame because that leads to lots of introverts thinking that there is something wrong with them; that extroverts are inherently better – they’re not. Both introverts and extroverts have plenty to offer the world. In this post, however, we’re going to look at a few things that introverts do better, hopefully, to show you introverts out there that…well that you rock!
This one os a bit of a no-brainer, but the average introvert is less likely to be the one telling everyone how wonderful their trip to the Bahamas was or how hard they worked to get that promotion at work – they’re probably the ones who are standing quietly actually listening to what is being said. This is a really good thing because people like to feel truly listened to, which can make us introverts pretty popular as friend material.
Dealing with money
On the whole, introverts are less impulsive and less likely to need to be seen to be keeping up with the Joneses – they certainly don’t go out of their way to show off either – which is why they tend to be better with the financial side of life than extroverts. They will manage their finances with more care, spend more time looking for the best credit card offers for fair credit or the most affordable loan, and they will deal with their debts instead of sticking their heads in the sand. Basically, introverts are more cautious, and this pays off when it comes to money.
Being in Touch with Their Emotions
Introverts spend more time with themselves, thinking deeply about things, including themselves, which means they tend to get to know their emotions really well. This can sometimes be a bad thing if it leads to rumination on negative emotions, but it can also be really good because introverts can determine what they want and need in any given moment more easily than extroverts and they won’t apologize for it.
Sensing the Emotions of Others
Of course, the ability to keenly sense emotions extends out to other people too. Introverts make great friends because they can more easily spot the signs that someone is feeling blue or struggling with stress and they can empathize with those people more easily.
If you’re bored talking about the latest season of The Walking Dead or gossiping about your friends, then find the nearest introvert, and providing you know them well, engage them in some serious talk. Because introverts naturally spend more time alone with their own thoughts, although they can be pretty poor at meaningless small talk, they’re fabulous when it comes to deep thinking. They will blow your mind, rebuild it and blow it up again if you give them the chance!
Put simply, introverts are awesome, and if you’re an introvert, you should embrace it in all it’s glory, as should any of you extroverts reading this – you have great qualities all of your own!