If you recover your energy while alone or in quiet surroundings, you’re probably an introverted type of person.
You can experience the benefits of both types when you push yourself to overcome weaknesses of one type or the other at key moments in your life.
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Introverts are usually much better at written rather than oral communication. If you’re that kind of an introvert, take advantage of it.
As an introvert, you can easily be good in self-advertising, only in a different kind of way; there’s no need for you to greet big crowds of people, all you have to do is open a word processor or an online publishing platform and start writing.
Being a good listener is a very important skill and as an introvert, you can develop an outstanding ability to pay attention to what people are saying.
If you’re an introvert, you’re much more sensible to any stimuli from the environment. Therefore make sure that you turn off your phone and all other possible distractions from the environment when you’re talking to someone.
As an introvert, you probably have an incredible capacity to analyze, prioritize ideas and connect ideas to an environment, thinking through what it would take to realize them.
Every day, try to write down at least 20 to 50 ideas to keep your creative muscle strong, because you can forget them more easily, since you usually brainstorm ideas without interacting with other people who could help you remember.
Introverts flourish when working alone and it can be a big advantage if you’re an organized person. Distinguish between important and urgent tasks and make sure that there are no distractions when you’re working. By doing that, you can become incomparably more productive than other people.
The desire to lead must be greater than the need to stay behind the curtains or behind the book.
Introverts can build social position and personal brand on prestige. That includes genuinely taking care for others, sharing information and expertise, connecting people, sharing positive values etc. It’s a path every courageous introvert can take in order to leave their mark on this world.
For introverts, having a few close friends is enough and making new connections frequently doesn’t seem to make sense. That’s a very wrong approach to life.
Tricks that can help you make new connections.
Ideas for making sure you’re a good team worker as an introvert:
Introverts are supposed to dislike any sudden changes, as this puts puts introverts under a lot of stress.
If you’re prepared and have worked out alternative options, your stress level goes down fast.
No matter how resourceful you are, make sure you also build some security nets with outer resources (30 %).
If you’re an ambitious introvert, you’ll find yourself in situations where being an extrovert is sometimes a must. But only for a short period of time. Afterwards, you can go simply back into introverted mode.
This can sometimes be necessary to show that you have the skills and can be assertive and achieve goals in life.
Social interaction takes up many cognitive resources and is depleting.
Studies find that extroverted behaviour makes people happier but fatigued after just a few hours.
Jung published a book in 1921 where he coined and discussed the two terms.
He wrote that introverts gained their energy from self-dialogue and protect themselves against external claims on their energy with shyness or other means. Extroverts look outward for their energy. But Jung didn't think there was such a thing as a pure introvert or extrovert.