The Meaning of "Introvert"
What is an introvert?
Introverts are people who tend to care more about their own feelings and thoughts than what others think.
Introverts are usually a bit quiet, but that doesn't mean they're shy, they feel more comfortable focusing on their inner thoughts and ideas than what's going on outside.
Unlike introverts, extroverts are often active and prefer to socialize.
Main types of Introvert people
1. Social Introversion
Here are 10 key signs of "socially introverted" introverts:
I prefer to share special occasions with just one person or a few close friends rather than big celebrations.
I think it would be gratifying if I could have very close friendships with many people.
I try to schedule time in my day to always have time for myself.
I like to go on vacation to places where there are lots of people around and lots of activities going on.
After spending a few hours surrounded by so many people, I'm usually eager to go out and be alone.
I don't have a high need to be with other people.
Just being around other people and learning about them is one of the most enjoyable things I can think of.
I usually like to do things alone.
Others tend to misunderstand me, forming the wrong impression of my type because I don't talk much about myself.
I feel exhausted after socializing, even when I'm happy.
2. Thinking Introversion
Here are 10 key signs of introversion:
I like to analyze my own thoughts and ideas about myself.
I have a rich and complex inner life.
I often think about what kind of person I am.
When I'm reading an interesting story or novel or watching a good movie, I imagine how I would feel if the events in that story happened to me.
I rarely think for myself.
I usually pay attention to my inner feelings.
I value my personal self-evaluation, i.e., the personal opinion I have about myself.
Sometimes I step back in my mind to check in with myself.
I daydream often about things that might happen to me.
I'm more introspective, i.e., self-analyzing.
3. Anxious Introversion
Here are 10 key signs of an "anxious introvert."
When I walk into an auditorium, I often become self-aware and feel that other people's eyes are on me.
My thoughts often focus on periods in my life that I wish I would stop thinking about.
My nervous system sometimes feels so weak that I can barely get out on my own.
I am confident in my social skills.
Failures or disappointments often make me embarrassed or angry, but I try not to show them.
It didn't take me long to get over my shyness in new situations.
I feel comfortable even in unfamiliar social situations.
Even in a group of friends, I often feel very lonely and insecure.
My secret thoughts, feelings, and actions may horrify some of my friends.
I feel painfully lonely around strangers.
4. Restrained Introversion
Here are 10 key signs of introverts who have "limited introversion":
I like to go and run right out when I wake up in the morning.
I will try everything at least once.
To relax, I like to slow down and take things easy.
I like to try my best.
I usually say the first thing that comes to mind.
I am often looking for new and exciting experiences and sensations.
I like to be busy all the time.
I usually act on my own accord.
Sometimes I do "crazy" things just to be different.
I often feel sluggish.