If you’re an introvert, you’ve probably felt alone in your experiences. But you’re not! In fact, there are millions of other people who feel the same way as you do. You have just as much right to exist in this world as anyone else. And that’s why I’m here: to tell you that it’s OK! Introverted doesn’t mean boring, it doesn’t mean anti-social, and it certainly doesn’t mean anything bad at all. So take a deep breath and realize that being an introvert is just another part of being human, like being left-handed or having red hair (you know what I mean).
1. Introverted doesn’t equal boring.
You are not boring.
No, it’s true. You’re not a hermit, and you’re definitely not an anti-social person. In fact, you can be one of the most interesting people in any room! But being an introvert doesn’t mean that you don’t like to talk or interact with other people on some level. It just means that your energy levels will run lower than others when around them for long periods of time—and that’s okay! There are plenty of things that you enjoy doing alone or with close friends or family members: reading books; working out at the gym; playing video games; watching movies (or making them); learning something new…the list goes on and on!
2. There’s nothing wrong with being a homebody.
You’re not alone in your desire to avoid social interaction. The fact is, there are many introverts who feel the same way. There are also a lot of extroverts who get plenty of energy from human interaction. You don’t need to be one or the other—you can simply be yourself, whatever that looks like for you.
3. You don’t have to be a social butterfly to get what you need out of life.
Introverts tend to be happier when they don’t have to be social butterflies, because it helps them avoid some of their most common pitfalls.
However, if you’re an introvert who has always wanted to be a social butterfly and doesn’t feel like they are one, know that this is perfectly okay! You can still lead a fulfilling and happy life without being the life of the party.
4. You don’t have to hate parties to be introverted.
You don’t have to hate parties to be introverted. You can still have fun at parties, you just need to understand how your introversion works, and then you can use it to your advantage. For example, an extrovert might walk into a party and immediately start talking with everyone there—which is great for them! But an introvert won’t always feel like interacting with everyone right away; we might find it easier (and more enjoyable) if we hang back for a little bit and allow ourselves time before jumping into the fray. And that’s okay! It doesn’t mean we’re shy; it means that our brains work differently from other people’s brains.
You don’t have to be a social butterfly in order for your life to be fulfilling. If you’ve been told otherwise by other people or even yourself (as many introverts do), try telling yourself this instead: “I’m enough.” You don’t need a ton of friends or social engagements in order for your life to be good; what matters most is that you are happy with who YOU are—and there’s no way anyone else can make up what’s missing from YOUR life except YOURSELF!
5. There are lots of other introverts out there who feel the same way you do.
You are not alone. There are lots of other introverts out there who feel the same way you do, even if it may not seem like it at first. Don’t be afraid to reach out to us, and we will be more than happy to help you get through this tough time!
6. It’s OK if you’re more comfortable writing an email than speaking face-to-face.
Sometimes, it’s just easier to email someone than call them. You can be honest and open in an email, but often when you’re speaking to someone face-to-face it’s hard to know what to say.
This doesn’t make you a bad person for preferring emails over phone calls or texting; it just means that you prefer different types of communication. And that’s totally fine!
With an email, you can think about what kind of response or answer would be best before sending it off so that they get the best possible message from your words. You can take your time thinking about how much detail is needed (or too much) and make sure everything sounds good before hitting send at all costs. There are no deadlines on emails—you have as long as necessary for crafting each one until satisfied with the end result! Not just emails…
7. It’s OK that you need quiet in order to recharge your energy bank.
You need time alone to recharge your energy bank.
You need time to process your thoughts and emotions in a quiet environment where you can be alone with your thoughts. Being around others too much can drain you of positive energy, so it’s important that you take some time every now and then to replenish your energy by being alone with your thoughts.
8. It’s OK if people think you’re weird, because what they think about you isn’t your problem.
Don’t let others’ opinions of you negatively impact your self-image. While it’s true that it’s easier to let go of others’ negative feedback about your personality, it’s also true that what they think of you isn’t your problem.
You’re not weird, you’re unique. You have a different set of needs from most people and an introverted temperament that requires time away from other people in order to be fully recharged. And there are many others just like you who feel the same way!
9. You can still have lots of friends, even if they aren’t around you all the time.
The truth is that it’s absolutely possible to be friends with people who are not in your immediate vicinity. You may think that it’s impossible for someone who likes being alone and has few or no friends to get along with others, but there are many ways that introverts can make new friends without having them live right next door. One way is through social media. Another is by joining an online community where you can meet people with similar interests as yourself over the internet (e.g., Facebook groups). And yet another way is by meeting up at events – especially ones which don’t require much planning ahead of time!
10. It’s OK if your needs are different than others’.
You are not the same as everyone else.
You can’t be everything to everyone.
It is OK to have a different set of needs and requirements than other people.
Bonus!! You are not alone in feeling the way that you do, and there is nothing wrong with it!
Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness. And asking for it doesn’t mean you’re giving up on yourself; it means that you know your limits and are mature enough to recognize them. Don’t let fear stand in the way of progress!
Don’t be afraid to be yourself – even if others don’t understand or accept who you are, this doesn’t mean they’re right and you’re wrong! You know yourself better than anyone else ever could, so always remember that when making decisions or judgments about yourself or others.
Don’t be afraid to think outside the box: everyone loves creativity because it makes them feel inspired and hopeful (and hey—you never know where inspiration may come from). When we all think alike, we become stagnant as human beings; but when each person thinks differently by challenging norms with new ideas…now THAT’S what makes this world go round!
Just so you Know…
Remember, introverts are just people. We’re not aliens from outer space or anything like that. Introverted doesn’t mean boring, and it certainly doesn’t mean boring! We are just as interesting as extroverts are—even if our interests might differ slightly from theirs. And when we find good friends who get us and accept us for who we really are? Well then, life is truly a blessing!