What Every Extrovert Should Know About Introverts

Quiet does not equal unthinking

We think before we talk

If we are talking to you candidly without thinking first, we must really a.) like you, b.) trust you and/or c.) need something from you.

We love the quiet. Being alone with our thoughts is how we generate ideas and build up our energy and motivation.

Being around a lot of people is physically exhausting.

The same way you can't keep your mouth shut a lot of the time, is similar to how we don't necessarily like to speak up. It doesn't feel natural and we have to work at it.

Ask us what we're thinking about. You will probably be surprised :)
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3 Responses Sep 12, 2012

Thanks for the compliments. I am painfully introverted, and have finally learned to embrace it after years of feeling out of place. I've found interestingly that I'm really good at teaching and training, because the script is laid out for you. It's when I go on a tangent that I get a little goofy :)

I like being partnered with an extrovert who "gets it" whether at work, as a friend to go out with, or in a relationship. They give me a voice, and respect my approach to life. Yes, I can be vocal when I need to - but I really love to just sit back and observe. In a romantic relationship, I love being on the arm of a cute loving guy who likes to socialize. I'm easily kept happy with a smile, a kiss, or a wink.

Nice post. It says so much in a small space. If people who run groups of any kind had this information, the group experience would be richer for everyone, introverts and extroverts alike.

<p>nice post i'm an introvert myself and i have to say that this post has a great point i feel the same way</p>