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  • Writer's pictureGaurav Vaishnava

I Really Don't Want To Be An Introvert

Updated: Jan 16, 2022

“I don’t want to be an introvert anymore. It feels like people don’t understand me. How can I be happy and make friends in a society that seems to favor extroverts?”

  1. If you are shy then it does not mean that you are an introvert, some people can anxious in social events like marriage, friends get together, or any other party organized.

  2. You may be often misunderstood, people can think that you are arrogant, or feel superior to others, because you are reserved, and prefer low-key social interaction. As you prefer to be isolated which other take you otherwise.

  3. Introvert lost energy during social interaction, it feel very drain after these interaction, so by nature they avoid such situation, they gain more energy when they are alone. I day of outing really exhaust introvert.

  4. If you do not part of group activity in your office, you term to be not a team player, its create bad professional reputation and impact to your growth in organization.

  5. Introvert like in-depth discussion and need to analyze problem in details and discuss solution in details, cause miss timeline, casual conversional drain introvert energy.

  6. Society and Media favor extrovert people, they give preference to people whole are expression more value then.

  7. If your family, friends, or teachers criticized you for being “reserved” or “distant” as a child or teenager, you might have decided at an early age that being an introvert was bad.

  8. It is difficult for introvert to make good friends, who understand your introverted nature, enjoy deep conversations, and share your interests.

  9. Introverts do lots of overthinking, As an introvert, you might spend a lot of time analyzing your own thoughts and ideas. This can be a strength—self-awareness is often useful—but it can become a problem if it makes you anxious.

Even I Am Introvert How Can I Deal With These Issues

  1. Seek out help from likeminded people, you can meet likeminded people and build a social circle. It may help to look for other people who enjoy typically introvert-friendly activities, such as reading, art, and writing.

  2. Learn to say NO, if you are proactive and voice your preferences, you can decide on an activity that works for everyone. This helps you build a more enjoyable social life, which in turn can make it easier to accept your introverted traits.

  3. Prepare answers for your silence, Some people assume that introverts are quiet because they are worried, shy, or aloof. if you answers why you are quite, will help other to know you better.

  4. If you are afraid of social situations or of being judged by others, you are probably socially anxious.

  5. Practice you communication skills, Try to change the way you think about casual conversation. Rather than seeing it as a burden, try to think of it as the first step in forming a deep connection with someone who could turn into a good friend.

  6. Act like a extrovert, There is nothing wrong with being an introvert, but there may be times where you’d like to be more outgoing. For example, when you are meeting new people or when you’re at a large, high-energy social gathering, you might prefer to act more extroverted.

  7. Stop overthinking social situations, Some introverts have a tendency to over-analyze social situations, which can cause a lot of unnecessary worry.

Here are a few strategies to try:

  • Deliberately make a few minor social mistakes, such as mispronouncing a word or dropping something. You’ll soon learn that most people aren’t very interested in you and won’t care about your mistakes, which can help you feel less self-conscious.

  • Try not to take other peoples’ behavior personally. For example, if your colleague is abrupt towards you one morning, don’t leap to the conclusion that they dislike you. They might just have a headache or be preoccupied with a work problem.

  • Try an improv class or another activity that forces you to socialize without thinking too much about what you’re doing or saying.

8. Evaluate your work situation You may be more accepting of yourself as an introvert if your job is a good fit for your personality. Introversion can be an asset in the workplace. For example, introverts may be better at avoiding unnecessary risks and less likely to be overconfident compared to extroverts.

But some jobs and work environments are more introvert-friendly than others. For example, you may find it hard to cope with working in a busy, open-plan office or feel drained if your work involves making multiple phone calls every day.

If you are unhappy in your career, it might be time to find a new role.

As an introvert, one of the following jobs could be a great fit:

  • Creative freelancer, e.g., graphic designer, writer, or a social media consultant

  • Jobs that involve working with animals rather than people, e.g., dog walker or groomer

  • Jobs that involve working with the environment or spending time alone outdoors alone or with only a few other people, e.g., wildlife ranger, gardener, or tree surgeon

  • Roles that let you work alone or as part of a small team in a quiet environment, e.g., accountant, programmer

Starting your own business could be another option to consider. As an entrepreneur rather than an employee, you’ll have more control over how much time you have to spend with other people.

9. Appreciate the advantages of being an introvert

There are benefits to being an introvert. For example, if you prefer to socialize only occasionally, you might have plenty of time to focus on your hobbies and teach yourself new skills. Reading some books for introverts can help you appreciate your strengths.

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