8 Reasons Why Being An Introvert Is Actually Awesome

The world needs balance, so for all the awesomeness of my extroverted friends, here’s why I love being the introverted one.

1. You have no problem being alone, so you don’t have to wait for someone to go to a movie or to dinner with you, you just go. In fact, you prefer it.

2. Your friendships are extremely meaningful. Because you don’t make friends easily, you end up with a close circle of vibrant partners who feed your introverted magic.

3. Your “shyness” is seen as goodhearted and trustworthy. Introverts are good listeners who spend time observing the world around them, making our opinions valuable and well thought out.

4. You save a lot of money by not always being out. Until your extroverted friends start getting married and you have to brave bachelor/ette parties.

5. When you speak, it’s important. Learn not to be thrown off by interruptions and you’ll be taken more seriously than your extroverted counterparts.

6. You have tons of ideas and solutions for the world, thanks to all the time you spend observing and thinking. Some of the world’s most successful companies grew from an introvert and an extrovert.

7. You know and value yourself, and the relationship we have with ourselves is the most important one of all. Having a good sense of self earns you respect from others.

8. You’re probably weird. Maybe your ideas are uncommon or your opinions aren’t typical. You bring much-needed questions to others, and you’re often inspiration for others to think more outside of the box. This is good. Keep being weird. The world needs more weird. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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