Some of the characteristics of introverts might seem a little odd but being an introvert can really be a gift. It really depends on who you ask since to an extrovert some traits of introverts might seem weird where as the said introvert has a very good reason as to why they do what they do.
There are a lot of things that are unknown about introverts. Even the introverts sometimes might be unaware about them till they read about them. So here are some unknown facts about introverts.
15 FACTS ABOUT INTROVERTS MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW
- THEY MAKE THEMSELVES LAUGH
Its known that they prefer their own company at times. Be it getting lost with their ideas, daydreaming, creating, reading, watching a movie or relaxing. And they make themselves laugh at times. If you are lucky enough they’ll make you laugh too. If they does it shows that they are really comfortable with you. Even though this might come as a surprise, a lot of comedians are introverts. That explains a lot about why they notice things others rarely notice.
- THEY NEED TO BE ALONE TO RECHARGE
People have this prejudice that introverts are socially awkward , shy and boring people. That is anything but true. They need that alone time to recharge themselves and they do value genuine relationships and deep conversations at a stretch. If they seem like shy , they are most probably avoiding meaningless interactions. This explains why they don’t prefer to have a a lot of friends just for the sake of having friends. They like being alone because it’s draining to be around a ton of people and put on a front.
- THEY LIKE PEOPLE, AND THEY DON’T
They love seeing good things in people. They value getting to know the real side of people and feeling comfortable being around them even when there’s no conversation happening. Since they like real people , they really dislike fake personalities, keeping up with gossip, talking about the weather or any other small talk that is not conducive to creating a better tomorrow. An introvert always end up wondering, “Should I get to know you or should I not?”. Also, an introvert always knows who they want to be a friend and who they don’t the instant they meet someone.
- THEY WISHED OTHERS LOVED AS DEEPLY AS THEY DO
Introverts thinks deeply and values genuine relationships so they end up loving the chosen ones deeply. An introvert usually loves their partner more than their partner loves them. Rumors have it that introverts are usually paired with an extrovert, which explains why an introvert would love their partner more. They tend to think about their partner many times all throughout the day. They want to know them better and about the things which make them the way they are.
- LOYALTY IS A BIG DEAL TO THEM
One way to know if you mean a lot to introvert is seeing whether they take time to know you. Friends aren’t a dime a dozen for them. So they invest a lot of time, love, kindness and more in the people they truly care about. When an introvert really cares about you,they want you to stick around and be a true friend. So you shouldn’t blow them off, trivialize their friendship or otherwise betray them. And if you turn against an introvert, it will cut them deeply. They choose their friends wisely. If you have a friend who’s an introvert, they love and respect you tremendously.
- THEY DON’T LIKE UNEXPECTED VISITORS
Well for that matter they don’t like unexpected anything, but they especially don’t like unexpected visitors. They have their time mapped out. They have put a lot of thought about how they want their day to go so they don’t want any distractions. And obviously if you unexpectedly visit, you throw it all off. They dislike these visits since they might not have the energy to be ready for someone. So it’s good to avoid unexpected visits at all costs.
- THEY’RE NOT NECESSARILY BORED, EVEN IF THEY LOOK LIKE THEY ARE
Normally an introvert does not jump all over the place just because they are having fun. An introvert is rarely bored because they’re deep in thought most of the time. Their thoughts themselves keep them from boredom. They’re creative types that get energized and focused from solo activities. So if you feel like they’re not bored, they are not. Another fascinating thing about them is that they can be absolutely thrilled while sitting still and you my friend, wouldn’t know the difference.
- THEY LOVE SPENDING TIME WITH THEIR KIDS, BUT THEY NEED DOWNTIME TOO
When considering about kids, they come along with their own personalities and most of the times they turn out to be extroverted . Its fun to watch how extroverts interact and go on in their life, but an introvert still needs their alone time or ‘me time’ to recharge. Its said that being introverted makes one a great parent. They’re able to answer the why’s of life’s mysteries, they are patient, love their kids tremendously and they are just fun to be around. All you have to do is give them some alone time, and they’re good to go.
- EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE, THEY NEED TO GET OUT
Introverts don’t like to be alone all the time so every once in a while, they prefer to go out and see new sights. They like to hang out and have coffee, but what we need to understand is that they’re not into superficial friendships and small talk. Also as we stated earlier after they’ve been out for a while, they need alone time again to recharge. After a few days of having their quality alone time, they’re ready to get out again.
- ATTENTION-SEEKING BEHAVIORS ANNOY THEM
Introverts don’t like being the center of attention, and it annoys them when people act fake just to get attention. It’s kind of ironic because introverts are deep thinkers and they have a lot to teach people. It’s just that they don’t like to have everyone’s eyes on them necessarily. However, introverts make excellent speakers because they’re witty. Also another fascinating thing about them is that they generally don’t like talking to people from the crowd after a speech.
- THEY WON’T ANSWER THE PHONE IF THEY DON’T KNOW WHO’S CALLING
Introverts won’t also answer the phone even if they know who it is sometimes. It’s nothing personal. They are a few reasons why they might not want to talk right then and there. They might be going through something and need to think about it. They might be in the middle of a project, or simply they might just not be in the mood to have a lengthy conversation. Also, they might not answer if the call is not scheduled. Like we said earlier they also hate small talk, so they’ll avoid 30-minute conversations about nothing if they can.
Also, they tend to text the message they want to send rather than taking a call because they normally take much lengthy time. So if they answer to your call, take it as an enormous compliment.
- THEY’RE, USUALLY, NOT JUDGING YOU
Introverts tend to be quiet, observant and in deep thought most of the time. When they’re out in public, they tend to observe what’s going around. So when they people-watch its just that they interested to see what’s going on. At times, it’s amusing. At other times, they’re getting a feel for what’s going on. This practice of introverts makes extroverts think that they are secretly judging them. Rest assured, this isn’t the case . On a rare occasion , an introvert might be annoyed by a behavior so it’s possible that they’re judging another. But since an introvert doesn’t like wasting a lot of energy on matters like this,the annoying behavior is quickly forgotten about.
- THEY GET DISTRACTED EASILY
They enjoy working in quiet environments, away from others because whenever there are multiple stimuli they get distracted. Be it water dripping from a faucet, non-rhythmic clatter or a variety of sounds that become annoying. Also,movement in their range of sight, people staring at them or standing behind them while they work can also serve as distractions and annoy them. So make sure that you don’t stand behind an introvert when they’re doing something.
- THEY’RE NOT IN A BAD MOOD
An introvert usually think about things all day long so their brains are constantly on the go. Thus when some people see an introvert, they tend to form an opinion that they’re in a bad mood. Nothing could be further from the truth. If you ask an introvert if they’re happy, they’ll usually tell you that they are. If you have a friend who is introverted and if they consider you as a true friend, they’ll be one of the most interesting people you’ll ever have a conversation with.
- THEY CAN BE THE LIFE OF THE PARTY, SOMETIMES
It does not mean that they necessarily want to be the life of the party but they might do so out of politeness, because of needing to be a good host or because of some other obligation. Although this might come as a surprise, introverts have the ability to entertain people. It’s just that they don’t always like to do so. It takes effort to do because it does not come naturally, which is why they adore and value genuine friendships and real conversations. What introverts don’t like about hosting parties is that you have to talk about trivial things, resort to surface material to entertain the crowd at the party and having to use grand gestures and exaggerated facial expressions. An introvert is capable of all of this, but it can make them cringe over having to do it.
It’s important to realize that you can’t say “all” introverts or extroverts do this or that. These facts are a more or less scenario. You might find that you share some of the above qualities so celebrate yourself and whatever it is that makes you unique. Both introverts and extroverts can be amazing people. You just need to have patience with an introvert to discover what lies beneath. Well after reading the above facts you now obviously know that its worth the wait in case you didn’t know before. Well what do you know you might even get a kick out of their “weirdness” too.