People might not have that good idea about how introverts function. In the past, everyone thought that an introvert couldn’t enjoy a life full of fun, parties and the time spent with buddies. Nobody could imagine that an introvert would do anything different than spend a quiet Friday night at home. And that made more outgoing and open people feel pity for them. Thankfully with time, there is more and more information about introverts and what are their true colors.
Introverts’ needs are very diverse. These people are unique, and the same goes for the things that make them happy or sad.
Below are ten tips on what could make an introvert feel glad:
1. Accept themselves
Many introverts don’t realize they are individuals with a unique personality. That’s why sometimes all of them have difficulties in expressing their feelings and try to behave the way society expects them to. Introverted people often pretend to have fun at a party for example while actually, they want to go back to the peace of their home. That is why to be happy introverts need in the first place to become aware of their personality and needs. Only after they do, they could feel content.
2. Make meaningful friendships
Introverts feel everything much more deeply. They are not into spying on other people’s lives or gossiping. What they are into are meaningful conversations and friendships. People and discussions from which they can learn new things. That is one of the chief reasons why they can hardly enjoy a party. Small talks, noisy atmosphere and unknown people, is just not an introvert’s natural habitat. They would much rather spend an evening with a good friend than socializing with strangers.
3. Be alone
Introverts prefer solitude. They are much more productive when they work individually than when in a group. They also need personal space to concentrate better in tasks. Introverts like to think about everything in details. And would do this when they are alone. Living in a world which favors extroverts is not easy for these people who need a quiet place to be on their own so badly.
4. Establish valuable connections
Introverts find meaningless socializing redundant. That’s why if an introvert lets you as a friend in their life it means you matter to them. What is more, introverts rely on their friends a lot, and their friends’ company and advice are crucial to them. Fellows, no matter they might not be too many, are an introvert’s primary source of happiness every single day.
5. Find peace and calm
Being an introvert is exhausting. You have to integrate into all sorts of environments full of intense activities and extrovert people. It makes introverts struggle and drains their emotional energy. That is why a daily dose of tranquillity is crucial to them. They need a place where they could relax and recharge. They need to stay alone with themselves. If they can’t do this, they could become physically and mentally exhausted.
6. Meet suitable peers
It is not true that introverts avoid making new friends. They are just picky about the people in their close circle. That’s why they tend to befriend fewer people and make contacts more rarely. On the top of that, introverts’ closed personality usually excludes them from their friends’ crazy adventures. And introverts’ buddies have to respect their character.
7. Avoid noisy places
They crave tranquillity. That’s why you would see an introvert silent most of the time. And they are OK with it. Introverts think about everything very profoundly, and it is normal for them to talk while allowing long silent gaps. Introverts’ friends are aware of these more specific traits of their character and don’t get awkward because of these pauses in the conversations. After all, speech is silver, silence is golden.
8. Supportive Friends
For introverts expressing their feelings might be difficult sometimes. Since these people are more closed in themselves, they need time to convey their feelings. In such situations, introverts have to be with people who could understand their personality and give them time to reveal what they are going through.
9. React at their own pace
Introverts do things at their own pace. They need more time to respond to different situations. All are the kind of people who would think long enough before answering. Introverts carefully plan the way to communicate with others. They find it hard to work under pressure and tend to be less effective when they have to. On the top of that, they need enough time and calm atmosphere to cope with all tasks.
10. Achieve goals
Introverts are ambitious. They are not like most of the people who are happy to work terrible things to pay the bills. Introverts, usually have goals and follow them. They should always be doing something they like and find meaningful. Otherwise, they get upset. Unless introverts are very much into what they do, they cannot get satisfaction and feel happy.
Do you agree that if most of the things listed above make you happy, there’s a big chance you are an introvert? Please, share your opinion in the comments.