Do you ever feel exhausted after spending time with a lot of people? After a day interacting with others, do you often need to retreat to a quiet place and have an extended amount of time all to yourself? Do you feel the need of going in your safe haven just to recharge before you interact with the world again?

If the answers are yes, yes and yes then you are an Introvert. And there is nothing wrong with that because it's simply your personality type.

Am I an Introvert? The answer is YES. Am I ashamed or disturbed by the fact that I am an introvert? The answer is NO.

Other common things about introverts are :

  1. They enjoy being alone.
A few hours alone with a good book, a peaceful evening walk or movies makes them feel all good and energized.
This does not mean that introverts want to be alone all the time. Many introverts love spending time with friends and interacting with familiar people in social situations. The key thing to remember is that after a long day of social activity, an introvert will probably want to retreat to a quiet place to think, reflect, and recharge.

2. They Have a Small Group of Close Friends
Instead of having a large social circle of people they know, introverts prefer to stick to deep, long-lasting relationships marked by a great deal of closeness and intimacy.
They also prefer to interact with people on a one-on-one basis rather than in a large group setting.
Introverts find it hard to have a large group of friends and balancing attention to everyone.

3. They like to learn by watching.
Introverts like to watch others perform a task, often repeatedly, until they feel that they can replicate the actions on their own. When introverts do learn from personal experience, they prefer to practice somewhere private where they can build their skills and abilities without having to perform for an audience.

4. They Are Drawn to Jobs That Involve Independence

Careers that involve working independently are often a great choice for introverts. For example, an introvert might enjoy working as a writer, accountant, computer programmer, graphic designer, pharmacist, or artist.

5. They’re better at writing their thoughts than speaking them
Introverts take time to think about what we want to say, and while that can slow down a live conversation, it makes for very clear and expressive writing.

6. They dive deep, both in their relationships and interests

Since they are alone most of the time, the use that time for self-reflection.
They spend it thinking about their life, the people they love, their career, or the “big questions” in life. Or, they spend it reading, researching, or creating art (drawing, painting, etc).

7. They seek meaning in everything
Introverts think deeply about their world, it’s very hard for them to settle for shallow relationships, shallow goals, or shallow conversations. They can't stand small talk.

8. They feel more
They feel every single thing deeply. The fact that they prefer a higher quality of friendships and emotional regulation makes them over analyze everything.

No, introverts cannot become extroverts.

The research is clear that introverts express their temperament from a young age. In fact, one study by psychologist Jerome Kagan found that it’s possible to predict which babies will grow up to be introverted based on their reaction to stimuli at just four months old. In other words, if you have an introverted nature, you’re likely to be that way from birth and remain that way throughout your life.

Often, introverts want their work to speak for itself. This is especially true when we’re creating something, such as writing a book, building a business, or making art. We may feel uncomfortable monetizing our creations; we make art or publish the blog post because we care deeply about the expression itself. Likewise, we may shrink from marketing our products or services, because we loathe being the center of attention. We also want our work to speak for itself in the office or classroom. We rarely toot our own horn and shout, “Look at me!” We simply want to solve our client’s problem thoroughly (and quietly). We want to earn an A on the paper, even if no one except the teacher sees the quality of our work. - Secret Lives Of Introverts

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? And what is the best part of your personality type?