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Short Read: The power of introverts

Introverts are often looked down by people as shy and not so creative. According to psychology, solitude is considered a vital trait found in the most creative people. In fact, introverts prove to be better leaders than extroverts as introverts contemplate the situations more while an extrovert can get excited very quickly and lose the track of what’s important. Being an introvert is a good thing. When one introvert speaks out his views, it is worth a thousand extroverts. Albert Einstein, Rosa Parks, J.K. Rowling, Abraham Lincoln and Mahatma Gandhi were introverts and despite that, they left their impact on the world. The idea that extroverts are better than introverts has landed extroverts more important positions at a firm. Almost 90% of high positions are held by them. Having a preference of a quiet alone time over a dinner party with people is completely fine. A person is in his most creative self in solitude because unknowingly, our opinions are affected by the people around us to an extent that we are not aware of. It is quite natural and reflexive to be dominated by the thoughts of a person who is the most charming or of extrovert nature present in the room. When alone, we have a better control over our thoughts and better concentration too. It is the blend of introverts and extroverts that gives us the most desirable combination. A group consisting of only extroverts or introverts does no good.

 

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28 comments on “Short Read: The power of introverts

  1. Interesting. Have you read the book ‘Quiet’ which is about the unique abilities, aptitudes and power of introverts in an extroverted world?

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  2. I think all places of employment should have introverts and extroverts. Equal employment of both is a good idea to give a good mix.

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  3. natalielovesbeauty

    I am part of the introvert squad as well! Like Leta suggested, I highly recommend the book Quiet by Susan Cain, an excellent read!

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  4. As an introvert, in a world of seemingly extroverted people, I agree with your statement that it’s “the blend of introverts and extroverts that gives us the most desirable combination.” There is no one way to do things or view things. I’ve added Quiet to my wishlist for future reading.

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  5. I am an introvert so this is good news to me. I never realized that all these people were introverts too

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  6. I recently listened to a podcast about introverts and extroverts. Great information!

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  7. Robin Rue

    I am weird – I am an introvert until I get to know someone. Once I am comfortable, I am a total extrovert.

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  8. You bring very interesting points. I myself think I am an ambivert so maybe I get to experience both sides 🙂 Great ideas

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  9. I would love to study psychology, so your post is really helpful. I am an introvert, and I am feel happy about that. Thank you very much for your article.

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  10. I agree with this. I’m an introvert and IMO we act instead of reacting to situations, probably because we take the time to hear and listen to all sides.

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  11. This is really interesting. I’ve always been captivated by the mind and how people feel and act. Thanks for a great read.

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  12. carmical

    I disagree with those who would think they are shy and not so creative. I find the most creative people are introverts.

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  13. I think that places of employment should have both introverts and extroverts. This is a really interesting post.

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  14. I’m introvert. But, I think there are a lot of extroverts who succeed too, it depends on how you choose your career.

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  15. I actually dated one and yes it caused a few moments but I think we balanced each other out perfectly

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  16. I can totally be part of the introverted group but I can also brach out at times. It is very cool how you work with others who are introverted or extroverted.

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  17. Nothing wrong with being an introvert. Everyone is different and everyone should work together whether they are an introvert or extrovert.

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  18. As an introvert, I agree.
    I find that even people in my family think that being an introvert is a sad/bad thing.
    They do not understand the awesomeness of these traits and also the importance of being different to create balance.

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  19. Introvert people are born with true talents and skills. They are more creative than we expected. Sometimes, people looked down on introverts, because they know their potentials.

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  20. This is interesting. I have noticed as I have gotten older than I have transitioned from an extrovert to an introvert. I think it is because of my job … I have to interact with people all day. By the end of the day I just want to sit quietly. That really doesn’t happen with my little ones. 🙂 I can definitely see how introverts can be viewed as shy or not creative. All of the introverts I know are very creative! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Yes, we have full control of our actions and emotions when we are alone. I love introverts. Thank you for sharing.

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  22. Loved it! My friend Monica is introverted but is a social butterfly at the same time. I emailed this to her.

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  23. Love it. I think I am a little mixture of both. I like to keep to myself a lot, but then I sometimes crave being around others and dont like being alone.

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