Being Unable To Articulate Your Thoughts

  • Many introverts face difficulty in being able to articulate what is in their minds into words.
  • Introverts process information in a much deeper way, trying to think of the exact word, and this prolonged word-retrieval exercise makes them ‘freeze’.
  • Introverts like to chew on ideas and are not vocal about their deep, inner thoughts.

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The Science Behind Why Introverts Struggle to Put Their Thoughts Into Words

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Long-Term Memory Vs Short-Term Memory

Like in a computer hard disk, information that is retained for long periods of time is in our long-term memory and is not easy to recall reflexively, as it is outside our conscious awareness.

Our short-term memory (also called working memory or active memory) is smaller in size and recalls information in an instant.

Introverts seem to favor long-term memory over short-term memory.

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Writing And Introverts

Due to the way their brains are wired, introverts make great writers, able to express themselves in a more comfortable and relaxed manner, as they take their own time to build a great story or narrative.

Many introverts prefer text messages or email over phone calls and are great at journaling and blogging.

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When The Mind Goes Blank

Stress, anxiety and any sort of pressure to divulge, recall or remember certain information can be a mental lock, interfering with memory.

When your mind goes blank, one can try the following:

  1. Be calm and relaxed, practicing quietness for a few moments.
  2. Buy yourself some time.
  3. Let your mind wander and naturally unlock your memory in a relaxed manner.
  4. Do not feel embarrassed and tell the person that you will get back to them by text or email, as you are engrossed in something else right now.

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