Does your introvert friend suck? Have you tried so many times to strike up a conversation with her and at the end, you get bored and even blame yourself for the wasted time? Well, if you get bored by an introvert, you probably don’t understand her personality well. The purpose of this article is to highlight some basic facts about introverts to boost a healthy relationship with them. Here are things to know about introverts.
- Introverts are interesting people
Introverts are not as boring as most people think. They are fun and loving to hang around with if the discussion mellows down to her area of interest. That is, introverts feel more comfortable discussing their interest. To enjoy the best of an introverted friend, get to know what she’s interested in and make it a centre of discourse.
- Introverts enjoy hanging out with friends
We probably have the notion that introverted individuals are sheer loners. That’s not true. The fact is that introverts love people; they enjoy keeping up with friends and relatives. All you need is to make them find trust and comfort around you and to do that, you’ve got to be genuine–be you. Once that is achieved, she’ll be the only one disturbing your phone every day with calls, smiles!.
- Introverts love happy faces
Trash this: “introverts are sadists!” says who? Although, keeping a smiley face might seem hard for most introverts due to their overwhelming mental and emotional engagements, but naturally, they are the most genuinely happy people and love to see smiles and deep happiness on the faces of their friends. In fact, if there’s anything paramount in the mind of an introvert, it is simply how to be happy and make others happy as well. Here’s one thing you might not even know: every moment you frown, you unconsciously hurt an introverted friend. She might never tell you this, but it does hurt her. Your frown or moodiness wears her out. There’s only one mood an introvert expects of you–happiness.
The most caring people in the universe are actually the introverts
This might be hard to believe, but it’s true. Let me ask you: when you felt ill or emotionally derailed, which category of your friends calls you most often–the extroverts or introverts? The extroverts less sensitive and most forgetful, thus, they might not even notice you’re sick or emotionally down unless you voice out, but the introverts, without a word, can detect when something is wrong with you without a spoken word. Introverts care more.
- Introverts are not selfish—they think more of others
Have you noticed that virtually all great leaders and inventors are introverts? Think of Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and a host of others. This is because they spend about 80 percent of their reclusive moments thinking about the people—how to make life worthwhile for others, how to make the best use of available resources for the benefit of others. Introverts are great thinkers and great thinkers are powerful leaders and great inventors. Likewise in friendship, they think more of their friends and relatives than they think of themselves.