11 Incredibly Useful Skills Every Introvert Has Mastered (Without Even Knowing It)
Negotiating With Your Introverted Friends
Having to be a social pattern minority and still have a life, means they are always negotiating and compromising. You're like a shut in mix of a pirate and UN spokesperson. Your skill in communication ensures that people know what to expect from you and keep you from being goaded into more than you can stand. Statements like, 'I'll go but I'm not dancing', or 'I'll go if ican bring my book', are commonplace.
Reading In Loud Crowded Areas With A Monk Like Will
You are able to tune out the world better than your Subaru's radio. Amidst a hip hop show you can be seen supporting your friends from the back, under the one working light, reading a Christopher Moore book. Years of suppressing overwhelming anxiety have gifted you with the ability focus on a single goal and achieve it. This dedication is why at your the office, you are the behind the scene's hardworking, mastermind.
Sneaking Away To The Bathroom To Collect Yourself And Recharge
Your powers of evasion spark rumors abound as you always find a way to steal away for as long as the crowd will let you. You sneak off the bathroom with the regularity of a drug addict, but the only thing you're huffing is the silence and oxygen. If you were proactive enough you may have grabbed a book. You breathe and calm your senses, giving your heart time to stop its escape plans.
Knowing Who You Are At The End Of The Day
These masteries of guile and social disciplines is cemented in a rarity. Too few people will ever truly be able to say that they know themselves. Even less so can say they like the person they have discovered. You know yourself, your strengths, your fears, and desires well enough that you can have fun in life even though the precepts of a good time (crowds, noise, bright lights) drain you.
Using Headphones As A Socially Acceptable Conversation Deterrent
Seeing someone with headphones in while out and about, usually indicates that the person doesn't want to talk to anyone. You could still have tasks to complete or need to get out of the house and can't bring yourself to commit to full blown hanging out. Whatever the specific reason, what you do with your ears and time is yours to do away with. Most people respect this new age sign of active withdrawal.
There are of course there are your friends or acquaintances that gesture for you to ditch them or God Forbid, tries to take them out, themselves. This person did just disrespectfully and intentionally violate your personal space, but try not to get too worked up about it. It's counter-productive to whatever mood you were trying to reach earlier. Breathe deep and go about your business.