In our society introversion is a personality trait that is usually underrated. The striking and spectacular ways of interacting with others are valued, the ease of socializing with strangers and the ease of moving comfortably through groups in which several people converse with each other.
Against this background, introverted people lose out; it is more difficult for them to direct their attention to events that take place around them, and in general, places where many complex situations are interacting with each other in real time, such as parties with many unknown people, may cause them some discomfort.
However, just this cultural bias makes the advantages of being an introverted person something to claim. There is nothing rational in assuming that it is better to be extroverted than extroverted.
The advantages of being introverted
From the year 2011, the world day of the introverts (World Introvert Day) is celebrated: it falls the 2 of January. And the truth is that there are reasons to celebrate introversion, even though they often go unnoticed. Let’s see what they are.
1. They reach new conclusions
Introverted people have a natural predisposition towards the act of reflection. That means, among other things, that they have a greater capacity, from the “raw data” that comes from the environment, carry out more sophisticated analysis of the information than the rest. The result is that they have a higher probability to come up with new ideas especially if they are complicated.
2. They have the facility to fantasize
It never hurts to not settle for reality. Imagination can become the best playground, and those who are introverted are very easy to imagine brightly since they do not feel the need to direct their focus of attention to the outside.
3. They don’t make hasty decisions
As a general rule, extroverted people tend to see “opportunities” very often, since they value the simple fact of accepting specific doses of risk positively. In this way, the option of launching to try new things is attractive. The downside is that this bias towards risks can cause a situation in which the price to pay for these decisions will be high sooner or later.
Introverted people, on the other hand, have it easier to decide based on rational criteria, which helps to get it right. They have more reasons to think twice before opting for one option or another.
4. They don’t depend on external distractors
While extroverted people need to be continually creating plans, introverts do not need to go through that, because whatever happens, they can always count on themselves. Therefore, if your friends cannot stay one day, staying home is not something that is seen as a problem at all.
In this sense, introverts are more independent, since they are capable of developing stimulating tasks without having to wait for their interests to fit with the interests of others.
5. They have it easier to be disciplined
By their way of being, introverted people have a greater facility to focus on a task and not become distracted because of elements of the environment. This allows them to learn aspects related to the discipline, which is evident both in their results at work and in their learning.
6. Enjoys a more developed inner world
Another advantage of being an introverted person is the ease when memorizing information of a textual nature. Reading is the habit par excellence of introverts, and through books and the Internet, they have access to all kinds of information. Taking into account of their predisposition to curiosity, caused by the tendency to respond to all sorts of “gaps” in their knowledge about the world, this means that they regularly learn in a self-taught way.