8 Unique Ways Introverts Interact With The World
Carl Jung was a leading psychiatrist that notably categorized people into different categories depending on how they think, behave and prioritize, when compared to others.
Like many archetypes and categories, society focuses on introversion and extroversion and introverts are often misunderstood.
It is estimated that anywhere from a quarter to half of America's population is categorized as introverted, it is important to know the differences and reasons behind our neighbor's actions.
Through understanding, accepting and respecting our differences, we function as a more productive society. Below are some of the more significant differences.
They Withdraw In Crowds
Crowds are loud, congested and very stimulating sensorily. The threshold of stimulation for introverts is lower than extraverts. This overstimulating leaves them feeling drained and irritable. Taking meticulous note of their surroundings and reacting and to so many stimuli is a task or chore. Extroverts have a tendency to 'feeding' off the situation, introverts don't.
Small Talk Is Stressful, Genuine And 'Real' Conversations Are Preferred
Small talk bores introverts. They can feel intimidated or quickly exhausted. They listen more than speak in crowds. It is not always that they are shy, rather they prioritize social interactions differently.
They can 'feed' off their social surroundings, but there has to be intellectually stimulating or emotionally invested content present.
They Are Successful On Stage, Not The Engagement After
The myth that introverts are shy or not strong willed, are exactly that, myths. Many public speakers are introverted in nature. Their detail oriented nature's lead them to prepare very thoroughly prepare for their 'performances'.
Once the objective is achieved they fall back into a quiet demeanor. If anything, the objectiveness manner of 'small talk' is why they experience problems.
They Are Easily Distracted, But Rarely Bored
Introverts pay attention to much more of the happenings of their surroundings. This sensitivity means they have more 'mental' threads that their mind can 'pull' at.