When most people hear introvert they think one thing, social anxiety. This isn’t true for all introverts. Introversion is “the state of or tendency toward being wholly or predominantly concerned with and interested in one’s own mental life”. Introverts are typically more reserved or reflective. Some popular psychologists have characterized introverts as people whose energy tends to expand through reflection and dwindle during interaction.
Introverts often take pleasure in solitary activities such as reading, writing, using computers, hiking and fishing. The archetypal artist, writer, sculptor, engineer, composer and inventor are all highly introverted.
I consider myself an introvert in a lot of ways, but I feel it doesn’t hinder me. I don’t have crippling social anxiety and I actually love being around others. I am a developer and do prefer working alone, so this is where my introversion comes in. I also enjoy alone time so that I can focus on myself and things that I need to get done or am looking to achieve.
Below is an infographic what described introverts and also provides some worthy insight on how to go about bettering it, some careers that may be worth looking into, and more!