Describing Introversion

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Like the colour of our skins, the texture of our hairs, and the sound of our voices, we definitely share some differences in the ways our brains function. Some people have a psychopathically wired brains, and some people have an empathically wired one. There are people who were born with a very high IQ (intelligence), and there are those who have a very low IQ. There are children who have Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and there are also children who have low tolerance to shock and noise. 

Although, so many character traits are learned, we should never ignore the powerful role that natural brain chemistry plays. While the most suitable life experiences can bring out the very best in us, we are still limited by the powers of our natural attributes. For example, no matter how many protein a dwarf eats, he/she can never be as tall as a giant. And no matter how hard an imbecile works, he/she can never be as smart as Einstein. Therefore, the beauty of life lies in embracing our limitations as we strive to be the best version of ourselves. 

Introversion is the natural tendency of a person, (who has naturally been wired to be an introvert) to enjoy spending time with their own thoughts, and who has a significant degree of dislike for attending social events. An introvert enjoys solitude activity such as reading, writing, drawing, and creating. As a result, there are so many introverts in the field of Engineering, Architecture, Novel writing, Blogging, and Fine Art. On the other hand, most extroverts, who are the opposite of introverts, can be found in Journalism, Event management, Marketing, and Publicity. It is also discovered that while most extroverts derive pleasure in using Facebook and Instagram, most introverts are more likely to move to Quora and Reddit. 

There are, of course, numerous things that introvert do, which make them easy to identify. Some of these include

​​A Preference for Solitude

Many introverts are indoor folks. They don’t like to go out, unless it is extremely important to do so. It is very possible for most people to think that they have either travelled out of the area or have ceased to exist. This is because introverts derive pleasure in being with their thoughts and engaging in one very valued solitude activity. 

Many introverts also say that they refuse to entertaining guests. While they may be happy to spend some time with their (extremely few) best friends or their boyfriend/girlfriend, most other people are just pests they try to avoid at all cost. 

Avoidance of social activities

All introverts are not overly fond of social activities. While some introverts enjoy social events to some degree, they don’t always want to stay any longer. They need to get back to their comfort zone (solitude) in order to recharge their batteries which have been weakened by the overwhelming experience of being around people. 

Most introverts hate phone calls

Virtually all introverts hate phone calls, unless they are receiving a call from a much valued person. An introvert once said, ‘I may stare at my phone ringing and not answer the call, no matter who calls (except my mom perhaps). I don’t usually feel like talking to anyone over the phone. I prefer being sent a text, and I may then reply with a text at my convenience.’ 

Extremely few close friends

Introverts are known to keep very few close friends. An introvert can have only one or two friends, while the rest world may never really matter to them. As a result, they treat their close friends as jewels. An introvert once said, ‘I never keep more than two to three friends, because I don’t a reason to do so. It is also quite exhausting; I believe that keeping more friends means having to deal with so much that my brain can handle. It definitely feels irrelevant.’ 

A dislike for small talk

All introverts are not overly fond with small talks. They have no interest in talking because other people expect them to talk. They talk about deep matters, because they are deep-thinkers. A question such as, ‘How is the weather?’ seems pointless to them. If you aren’t going to talk about something really important, then they don’t want to talk to you