10 Signs That Indicate You’re An Introvert

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Up until the day I came across the word ‘introversion’ a couple of years ago, I was pretty much convinced I was mad. I could never fit in a group, rarely ever wanted to do the things my friends wanted to do, didn’t have as many of those, to begin with, and was a constant source of my Mum’s worrying. Then, I realized I was wired a certain way- a teensy bit different from the others- and even began making friends with a couple of other introverts I know. So, here’s to passing on the good vibe- ten of the many signs that you might be a wonderful, brilliant introvert.Up until the day I came across the word ‘introversion’ a couple of years ago, I was pretty much convinced I was mad. I could never fit in a group, rarely ever wanted to do the things my friends wanted to do, didn’t have as many of those, to begin with, and was a constant source of my Mum’s worrying. Then, I realized I was wired a certain way- a teensy bit different from the others- and even began making friends with a couple of other introverts I know. So, here’s to passing on the good vibe- ten of the many signs that you might be a wonderful, brilliant introvert.

Introvert

1. You’ve got a reputation for being ‘quiet’ or ‘shy’

Not very vocal, yourself. You prefer to think with your mind-rather than with your mouth, which means you’ll end up talking less than the average person, which inevitably leads to you facing questions that range anywhere from ‘Are you sick?’ to ‘Why do you look like you hate me?’, not to mention the matronly ‘You don’t have to be so shy, beta. I don’t bite.’ from a random aunt. Little do they know about the constant commentary that’s running inside your head-good thing, too, since you’re not all that angelic as you seem.

2. Socializing, especially with a huge bunch of people, is NOT your cuppa

There must be a separate circle in Dante’s Inferno for all those occasions *gulp* you’ve had to meet new people-as if the ones you already know aren’t hard enough to handle! Seriously, nothing drains you like having to attend an event and it takes you a fairly long time until you feel like you wanna interact with another human again.3. Any form of communication that isn’t text-based: *Horrified gasp* This isn’t funny, people! Honestly, if you know an introvert and need to communicate something to them for the first time, ask yourself: Is this?

Introvert

3. Any form of communication that isn’t text-based: *Horrified gasp*

This isn’t funny, people! Honestly, if you know an introvert and need to communicate something to them for the first time, ask yourself: Is this textable? Nothing rattles an introvert like a call to/from a person they’re not familiar with; for Heaven’s sake, they question the need to have to make calls to people who they’ve known for ages. So, limit communication to texts/emails and you shall get along just fine.4. Your real ‘gang’ of friends is made up of just one or two people Introverts rarely ‘like’ people; there are just some people they don’t avoid as much as we do the general society and these few are as close as it gets to them having ‘friends’. With these people, though, you let your hair down, can talk endlessly about the things you’re passionate about and have real conversations.

4. Your real ‘gang’ of friends is made up of just one or two people

Introverts rarely ‘like’ people; there are just some people they don’t avoid as much as we do the general society and these few are as close as it gets to them having ‘friends’. With these people, though, you let your hair down, can talk endlessly about the things you’re passionate about and have real conversations.

5. Cancelled plans-especially ones involving socializing- make you happy

Alright-save the occasional date with a very dear buddy, canceled plans make your day. Seriously, have people not heard about books? Netflix? Or Tumblr? What about Pinterest? Why would anyone wanna even step out of the house with so many awesome alternatives? You’re an expert, of sorts when it comes to finding excuses to ditch plans.

Introvert Signs

6. You’re considered the Wise ol’ Owl of your group

Since you don’t talk as much as everybody else, you get to listen. While that gives you ample opportunity to silently judge people, (which doesn’t matter as long as you don’t voice it) you also give some pretty amazing advice. So, you’re the resident shoulder-to-cry-on, the Oracle on everyone’s speed dial (of course, you answering said calls is a different deal.), and your group’s go-to for a good ol’ rant.

7. People gawk when you launch into one of your rare discourses

Just because you don’t talk all the time, people assume you’re speech-impaired (No kidding, one new guy in my group thought so for a whole month. He almost fainted the first time he heard me have a conversation with another buddy.) Little do they know you can talk for hours, no exaggerations, about things you’re interested in. You’re like a whole different person when the conversation is about something you fancy or know extremely well about.

8. Smalltalk is nails on the chalkboard to your soul

Oh, God, are those attempts at small talk horrible! Pleasantries? Yes, they’re a social norm. The weather? Um, right, nothing more to talk about. Anything else? Oh, please, don’t do this to me!

9. Earphones are your BFF

On those inevitable occasions you need to leave the peace and tranquillity of the safe haven you call ‘Home’, your earphones are your shield. You have them plugged in, even when you’re not actually listening to any music- you’d rather not risk having to have a conversation with a random acquaintance.

10. You’re always an expert at what you do

Or, at the very least, you give off that vibe. Little do the people around you know you rarely exhibit your skills until you’ve mastered them. So, you work in the dark and in silence and shine bright around other people, just like the special little ray of sunshine you are!

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