5 Ways Introverts Rock

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This is another awesome guest post from Nick Laborde over at www.thethriveblog.com, where he writes about personal development in a fun and not so serious way.

Yes, Introverts Do ROCK!

Introverts are not creepy loners who need to be pulled out of their shell. They are thoughtful, creative, intelligent, interesting people who are comfortable in their own skin. They are happy with themselves and there are many reasons why, introverts DO ROCK!

1. An introvert is often a very gifted and their time alone only enhances the gifts and talents they were given. Being an introvert does not mean they are shy. Although the dictionary may say that “introverted” and “shy” are synonymous, they are not. Someone who is shy is frightened or bashful or wary of others. Someone who is introverted is not necessarily reluctant to spend time with others – they just PREFER to spend time alone.

2. Introverts waste little time with gossip, menial tasks and duties, or the minutiae of everyday life. They have bigger fish to fry. An introvert in an office setting will not be the one stirring the gossip pot in the lunch room – they will be the one working. The introvert may not be the most social person on the work “team”, but they will most certainly be the most thoughtful and consistently hard-working.

3. Friendship with an introvert is an honor. Two introverts who become friends is a relationship that will last forever. Many people see introverts as loners or anti-social, but this is rarely the case. Introverts do generally have fewer friends than most people, but their friendships are deeper, and long lasting.

4. An introvert is far less likely than most people to partake in drugs, alcohol, violence, or crime. Serial killers or a drug abusers or any kind of vicious criminal – these are not introverts. These are anti-social psychos- or sociopaths. Introverts prefer activities that are creative, quiet, and imaginative and because of their limited social interaction, they have no need to pick a fight!

5. Some of the most talented, most important people in the world today are self-confessed
Introverts. From a man who changed the world like Martin Luther King, Jr., to a man who has made us laugh for three decades, Steve Martin, the world is full of introverts who have made vast contributions to our world. John F. Kennedy, Jr., Bill Gates, Charles Darwin are examples of people who spent significant time alone. These introverts ROCKED the world (cue song “we will rock you”-Queen), and so can you.

These are just a few (of many) rockin characteristics that set introverts apart.

Photo credit: Stephen Poff

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  3. We sure do! 🙂 Thanks Nick for this uplifting post which should educate people of every personality preference!

  4. So true! We do rock! I especially like the description of the office gossip. It reminds me of my days at VWR. I would diligently be working in my cube, while 3 cubes down the rest of the crew was deep in a gossip session. This happened every morning and lasted about an hour and a half – or until the boss came in. Although I never begrudged them, they would eventually get their work done and I got along well with them, I just never understood it or wanted to be a part of it.

  5. @Jennie Yes, we certainly do ROCK!

    @cb No, thank you for the honor of writing for your blog. You doing a tremendous service to us introverts and the ones that care about us. Keep it up…

    @Julie I’ve never had the honor or privilege to work among the cube dwellers. I do remember all the gossip, and even got sucked into it in the early days. I’m sure I was the gossipee (I think I made that word up) because I was actually getting things done. I believe that they referred to me as a “company man”.

    It worked out pretty good for me though.

  6. Emily Roberts on

    Yes, we do rock! 🙂 This is a great post that I’m tempted to show to all my extroverted friends, just so I can tell them, “See? I’m not weird!”

  7. Im an Introvert too. Everyone has a Talent. Character got nothing to do with it. But i agree some extroverts think that Introverts don’t know anything. Hmm..Talking about talent… I have drawn some diagrams in MSpaint using mouse. You can see those videos from my youtube account in video section.
    A little talent from me. Lets see what you think about this..
    http://www.youtube.com/SameerPrehistorica

  8. There is nothing like introvert or extrovert, they are both good in terms own terms. Some people have a wrong belief that introvert persons are not good as they don’t share or talk that much to others. Just make a try, friendship with an introvert person is going to prove better.

  9. Okay, after I read this I think I’m officially an introvert. There are times that I think I’m one of them but sometimes I denied it. Seriously, most of descriptions above were describing me. Well, I’m not saying this to also be called “rock” but I’m just want to be proud of myself. Though there is also discrimination of being an introvert, this article is such an inspiration. Keep on posting!

  10. Once I was invited to a bbq with a group of ppl of which two of them were my friends. I normally chatted with them quite extensively as they had very interesting points and views. Little did I realise this bbq was a introvert party. Only after two hours of me trying ever so gently to connect with ANYONE there only to hear several one-worded answers. I was asked to bring a guitar too so I thought that could bring up some music conversation (since a lot of them were big music fans) but after every song it was just silence and sometimes a little head-bobbing.
    Anyway I left after cca 3 hours with apology of being tired (which I was) and left with incredibely unpleasant feeling and a bit creeped out. Later my friend who was there told me its normally like this with them and they enjoy it. It was the weirdest party ever. I am extrovert (obviously) and have several introvert friends but not until I was surrounded by a group of intros I fully understood how out of place must intro feel on a wild outro party.
    My point being is: This needs to be two-way thing. Just saying one type rocks and the other is just obnoxious loud lump of shallow loosers who are so full of themselves, they feed you their every emotion is bs. Both groups need to learn how to react and communicate to each other. Victimizing intros won’t work. I get almost every aspect about you guys since many of my closest people are intros but it seems to me no intro ever stopped to look at things from the other side. Please stop being on all-time defensive.

    Anyway cheers guys, this article is some nice support!

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