According to Jung, the definition of an introvert is one who is inclined to direct his or her attention inwardly. Extroverts, by contrast, are more outwardly oriented.
As Susan Cain points out, “Many successful ventures are the result of effective partnerships between introverts and extroverts.”
If you’re lucky enough to have an ISTJ as a friend, family member, or coworker, you know firsthand what makes these special individuals so likable.
In 13 Reasons Why, Hannah Baker commits suicide. The series got me wondering: Is there a link between introversion and suicide?
There are several actions which, when performed by an introvert, should make you feel especially appreciative in the knowledge that they love you.
Introverts often feel awkward promoting themselves during job interviews, and they may struggle to articulate their thoughts when put on the spot.
If you are an introvert and you don’t talk a lot, people will automatically assume that you are a very meek and mild-mannered person.
I know I was withdrawn and quiet, and overall, I was unappealing as a college roommate. I hated who I was and why I was that way.
I then discovered that I was an INFJ. This realization gave me the feeling that I was not alone, and this was a very powerful moment for me.
What if every single person in the entire world was an extrovert? What would happen? Introverts have a skill set that amplifies the talents of others.
INFJ, I know that you are sensitive. You observe the world around you with great attention to detail. You observe and you absorb.
If you’re an introvert who really, really likes people (like me), you often find yourself being pulled in opposite directions.
As a highly sensitive person, I couldn’t stand the descriptions of violent crimes or the horrible things people had done to others.
Maturity goes a long way. A healthy, balanced INFJ is going to look a lot different than an INFJ who is unhealthy and underdeveloped as a person.
I wasn’t exactly the model student. I was different, and therefore, I must be flawed. For INFPs, this very belief can be the birthplace of shame.
If you identify as a highly sensitive person, an empath, or an INFJ, you undoubtedly have encountered more than your fair share of toxic personalities.
It’s no secret that introverts loathe small talk. It almost seems like our deep-diving brains weren’t made for it. We get energized by playing with ideas.
Extroverts could walk into a room and everyone would eagerly await their humor. I, an introvert, just sat there thinking, like always.
Scientists have noted that extroverts tend to focus on seeing and acquiring results, while introverts pay attention to the processes that deliver results.
As an introvert, I loathe taking phone calls. If my phone rings, the only way I’m answering is if it comes from someone I know — and even then it’s iffy.
The mood in the room immediately shifted. The comment “I’m an introvert” was enough to change her entire perception of me as a candidate for the position.
An introvert-extrovert relationship. That almost sounds like a recipe for disaster. She enjoys being around people, and I need ample time away from others.
Teens do tend to rebel against their parents, but that may not be why your introverted teenager isn’t sharing their thoughts or interests with you.
If you’re not already, consider making an effort to have more meaningful conversations. Your happiness, in part, depends on it.
ISFJs have a strong sense of tradition and believe in a “right way to do things.” But this also manifests as a fear of change, which we avoid at all costs.
Here are some of the most common ways that these self-proclaimed “helpers” have gone about advising me on how to repair my puzzling introvert tendencies.