Introverts aren’t exactly the polar opposites of extroverts, but they are pretty different.
Introverts tend to be more laid back and enjoy small gatherings instead of big parties. They tend to be philosophical, deep-thinkers, and love a good read.
But still, not all introverts are the same. To think so is a serious misunderstanding of the complexities of introverts. Some tend to be smart and enthusiastic.
Others are artistic and determined. Most are emotionally complex people. A select few find themselves loving leadership roles.
Introverts are gaining a lot of attention and examination in the last decade. Carl Jung identified the unique psychological and physical traits that distinguish this particular persona.
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.
They have amazingly high empathetic and strong intellectual processes that make them a treasure of sorts in this modern age of apathy, disconnection and ignorance.
Like all people, they have difficulty at times, and just like everyone else they use their unique gifts and strengths to learn and get back up.
We have a rising number of people with social disorders like anxiety. Being acknowledged as a similar creature, people with introverted personalities are gaining more recognition.
While the internet and media do their part to integrate theses characters into the mainstream, there are still many misconceptions.
As more people identify with these traits, they are coming to celebrate the things that make them different.
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