Introverts vs Shyness and Social Awkwardness
There is a fine line difference between an introvert and shyness or social awkwardness. Well, talking in technical terms, According to The Development of Shyness and Social Withdrawal by Schmidt and Buss write, ” Sociability refers to the motive, strong or weak, of wanting to be with others, where’s shyness refers to behavior when with others, inhibited or uninhibited, as well as feelings of tension and discomfort.”
And in simple language, It means they appreciate being around with people they’re close to. Moreover, they love to interact in deep conversation (but it should be meaningful). Just an introverts thing.
Introverts don’t hate people
They’re often misunderstood that they hate people, but believe me, it’s nothing like that. It’s just they avoid petty talks as they consider it to be inauthentic. And they want a full understanding of a concept before they voice an opinion.
Introvert are normal beings
Introverts don’t need to be fixed. The reason they’re more into themselves as it’s their source of brilliance. They embrace their nature and use it as a source of strength. They focus more on their inner world. That’s why they spend more time alone as they recharge themselves.
Introverts believe in true friendship
Once an introvert sees a connection in somebody. Trust me you both will be like a true ally. They have very few friends rather than collecting thousands of forgettable people. But remember they do get hurt easily so better don’t try to hurt them, in case if you do just apologies super soon. Because they will be waiting to talk to you.
Introverts see what nobody else does
Introverted people are usually very good observers. Because they know the fundamental truth of nature that sometimes it’s best to be quiet and observe, that’s why they don’t pay attention to what everybody is paying attention to. For them, they step back to see a different perspective. That’s why they always have something very real. Moreover, they can’t explain things as well as we’d like. So just give them their space and time.
There’s No Such Thing as a Pure Introvert
No two introverts are exactly alike. What’s one introvert feels may be quite different for another. Each introvert has a different level of tolerance for socializing and other types of stimulation.
There is no such thing as a pure introvert or extrovert. “Such a man would be in the lunatic asylum,” the famous psychotherapist Carl Jung once noted.