Preferred solitude, the quiet in the room, introverts may make others feel perturbed.
Their preference for being alone may be misunderstood as unsociable.
Quietness is mistaken for absence and shyness as childlike manner. The lack of overt expression misread as aloof, detached or angry.
Susan Cain however, has shone a bright light on the Introvert and their purposeful place in society.
Her book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, is a revolutionary compilation of outstanding introverts and the significant changes they have made by just being themselves. Furthermore, she questions society’s ideals and structures that devalue the introvert challenges us to start reconsider.
Understanding an Introvert
Do not be alarmed if you come across an introvert who prefers a book, a movie or their own company, compared to the company of others. Introverts plug into their vitality by being alone.
Introverts think things through carefully and usually do not say or act without thorough consideration.
This notable thought before decision making may be interpreted as undecided or doubtful. This misinterpretation shoots passed the value of cognition in important decision making and is judged before the answer is considered.
They prefer order and thrive in tasks that require paced and precise execution, making them tremendous strategists and investigators.
Silent as they may be, introverts have an extremely strong internal voice. When shared, their opinions are sharp and precise – usually unexpected.
The global conceptualised ideal personality is that of the extrovert however, introverts make up a third of the world’s population. Introverts should celebrate their place in society and understand their gifts. Here are several well-known introverts.
The Quiet Revolution is a treasured platform for people to understand, navigate and flourish in the world of introverts and being an introvert.
The New York Times best seller, Quiet, has initiated a mission toward balance and inclusivity. Their values celebrate our differences and similarities, revealing that there really is a place for everyone to be their best by being who they really are.
Quiet by Susan Cain ; psychologytoday.com ; Gifts Differing by Isabel Briggs Myers with Peter B. Myers