The meaning of INTROVERT according to Cambridge Dictionary is “someone who is shy, quiet, and prefers to spend time alone rather than often being with other people”
Parents always tell their kids that to have an all-around personality they have to be active in school, respond to all the questions that teachers throw at them, make a good friend’s group, socialize with others, and passionately involve in extra-curriculars. These are the mantras for becoming the jack of all the trade.
But, are these necessary for achieving the greater goal or to have a versatile personality? Yes, to some degree but not ‘THE’ only route to success. Anyone irrespective of their traits, whether they are introverts or extroverts can achieve their goal. It is not just the extroverts to be winning the race.
There are great examples of introverts that contradict this. The finest example being the Harry Potter star actress, Emma Watson.
“I’m genuinely a shy, socially awkward, introverted person. At a big party, I’m like Bambi in the headlights,” says Watson to the Daily Mirror.
Society believes that extroverts are more successful in life than introverts. They have a sharp mind; they socialize easily, making wider contacts; they present their thoughts in public, thus attracting attention and praise. Introverts on contrary are believed to be sheepish and less career-oriented.
People always judge the book by its cover, without really flipping the pages.
Unlike extroverts, introverts do not like to socialize much, and they tend to keep their thoughts to themselves. They prefer staying at home rather than going out with friends. In a nutshell, introverts like their own company.
But that does not mean that these people have less of a brain or they are not smart.
The smartest thing that introverts do is that they read their surrounding, the people, their behavior, and their speech. They are not impulsive and take decisions after much enquiring and understanding.
Introverts are introspective. They always find flaws within themselves than finding one in others. They know themself and continuously work on making a better version of themselves. Introverts are the kind of people that accept who they are and happily live with it.
Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living.