Are you an introvert?

Are you an introvert? 

What Jung postulated is that there are three kinds of personalities and everywhere is somewhere in between the continuum. They are introverts, extroverts, and ambiverts. There are some sort of degrees in which every personality falls. Do you classify as an introvert? Are you okay with not socializing much? Are you the one who believes that extroverts are the ones who will win the race? Are you the one who still believes that smartness lies only in extroverts? This blog is for you  

It is natural to be an introvert 

“Just a reminder, your personality isn’t something you’re entirely responsible for. It’s shaped by all kinds of things around you, like your environment, your temperament, and past experiences. So, it’s normal to lean towards being introverted. Our differences as individuals mean that we all have our comfort zones when it comes to socializing.  If we Imagine a world where everyone was super outgoing—it’d be chaotic, right? So, there’s no need to feel ashamed about being introverted. 

Look at personas like Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffet—they’ve made their mark on history, and they’re all known for being introverted. Einstein once said something pretty profound: ‘If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.’ That’s a reminder that we’re all different, and that’s okay. So, embrace your introverted side—it’s perfectly natural!” 

Does socialization matter? 

It is an apparent fact that if you are living in any society you will need to socialize for different purposes. Thus, it is true that socialization matters. But it is just one side of the coin. It is also a matter of choice and the social context in which you are working. Let’s take Rabindranath Tagore, he disliked getting surrounded by crowds. He posited that real poetry blooms in solitude. Thus, in contexts of poetry, writing, and technical spheres socialization doesn’t need to play a vital role in shaping destiny. However, in spheres where words play a role, it has its importance. Thus, if you are an introvert, then you need to choose an environment for you that will foster your persona.  

Affiliation is a need even for introverts. Just the amount differs. It’s okay to satisfy that need. Please don’t tag yourself as an introvert. In different social contexts, you can behave in a very different manner. Thus, being introverted doesn’t mean that you can’t be assertive. Thus, if you are not assertive enough, then you will need to learn assertiveness. This can’t get hidden in the wall of introverted tags. Thus, we can say that being introverted doesn’t mean you need not socialize. Thus, wherever socialization matters introverts are equally competent. One of the fascinating benefits of being introverted is that you need not depend on anyone else to live. This independence has its taste. 

Loneliness v/s solitude 

There is a contrast between these two synonyms which we can generally see as synonyms. Loneliness refers to a situation where the presence of others is a need, but you don’t have it. However, when you are in a state of solitude, you don’t have much need for affiliation. This makes you comfortable when you are alone. Thus, when you are an introvert make sure that you are in solitude. Loneliness is a compulsion and if you are suffering from it, please don’t tag it as being introverted. You need some people whom you can love and please accept the fact.  

A philosopher once claimed that life is all about the journey from loneliness to solitude. Once you learn how to enjoy yourself you are matured. If you are not happy with yourself, perhaps you are in bad company. 

Being introverted can help you to grow as a person. You will get a chance for introspection, and this will indeed increase your self-knowledge. This knowledge will help you to regulate your actions and in the end will help you to grow as a rational person. 

So please take care of yourself and get free from all such tags. Accept yourself as you are. Don’t take responsibility for your personality. A person like you never existed in history and will never born in the future. Your personality is unique, and you must respect this creation of nature. The more you accept yourself, the more you grow as a person. Being introverted is also a blessing, so please choose it. 

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