I don’t know why people think that being an introvert is a bad thing. Yes, the class clown and the life of the party are fun people to be around, but when I go home, I rather enjoy the peace and quiet around me.
Being an introvert can actually be a very healthy lifestyle because introverts tend to be very particular about who they spend time with and what they do. Introverts must work up to going out with people, especially a group. They have to mentally prepare themselves because their energy levels tend to drop fast when they are in groups of people. They also know that difficult people drain their energy even faster. Many extroverts don’t notice when their energy is being drained, leaving them in social situations far longer than is healthy for them.
Introverts are very good at reading emotions of other people and I don’t know about you, but I like it when someone notices a change in my demeanor. It is simply nice to be noticed. To have someone pay attention to the fact that I feel sad that my friend left for school in the UK and I won’t see them for a year made me feel less lonely. Because they really understand how to be empathetic, introverts actually make for a very good friend. They understand your feelings. And unlike most people we meet, they even understand their own feelings.
Introverts also take time to think about what they want to say so that they communicate their message accurately and effectively. By taking time, they don’t step on people’s toes and hurt feelings unnecessarily. They are less likely to say something impulsively that would have been better left unsaid.
If you aren’t an introvert, cultivate a friendship with one and you’ll see what I mean.