I never realized I was an introvert until I heard the definition of introvert.
tr.v. in·tro·vert·ed, in·tro·vert·ing, in·tro·verts1. To turn or direct inward.2. Psychology To concentrate (one’s interests) upon oneself.source: freedictionary.com
After reading this, it all made sense. Why yes, I like talking to people and socializing to an extent, there’s a line that I draw when it comes to being social. Some people get it, some people don’t.
Last week I was with a mix of mom friends. In the group, we have about half introverts and half extroverts. As we talked about connection and friendships, it was fascinating to hear how extroverts thought of introverts and like-wise. I found this graphic and thought to myself that this NAILED IT.
If you are curious about introverts – don’t fret, we aren’t all goth and lonely. We just like things a certain way. Yes, I would say we are weird – or at least I am, but hey that’s who God made me.
For anyone who wants to understand introverts, enjoy this. This is a simplified explanation of introverted vs extroverted. If you are introvert – share this and pass along to others so that they can maybe understand a little bit better why we don’t always like to be “on”.
image source: Schroeder Jones – deviantart