Introverts Are Dealing With Difficulties Differently: What Can We Learn From Them?
By: Milton, Chiara
Published On: June 21, 2021
Who is an introvert?
An introvert is a person who prefers spending time alone rather than being around people. They face difficulty in socializing with people. Introverts usually get nervous and self-conscious in social situations.
How do introverts deal with difficult situations?
- When facing difficult scenarios with themselves:
Introverts are known to solve problems on their own everytime. They help in solving other people’s problems but never share theirs with someone else. They like to do things alone.
What can we learn?
Introverts thrive when they are alone or in their quiet personal space. They take time to make decisions as they spend time in introspection and avoid rash decisions. They believe that the answer to their problems lies within themselves. They gain wisdom and experience by being self-reliant all their lives.-(Source: Mind Journal)
- When facing difficult scenarios with others:
Introverts dislike conflicts, they always try to avoid them as much as possible. At times when they are forced to handle a conflict with others, introverts tend to give a listening ear to the other person or allow them to have their way.
What can we learn?
Introverts are known to be good listeners. It is very important to understand the perspective of others before making a judgement. Conflicts never escalate when you have introverts around, they try to find middle ground by spending time in introspection.
- While witnessing difficult scenarios in society: (Covid-19)
The Covid-19 pandemic has been brutal and has devastated lives all over the world both physically and mentally. It has been a very difficult time for everyone.
Introverts are highly sensitive people. They are very observant and analyse situations bit by bit. They are empathetic and never take anything for granted. It would have been a really hard time for them considering most of them never share their innermost thoughts and suffer alone.
Research has dismissed the idea that introverts love lockdowns. Introverts welcomed the lockdown with a sense of excitement during the initial months. But that quickly faded away because having everyone at home was not something they hoped for when they talked about ‘personal space’.-(Source: Metro UK)
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Introverts are really interesting people. They think and see the world differently from others. We assume that their quietness makes them timid. As a matter of fact they show remarkable maturity in their actions.
Who are some famous introvert personalities?
Some introverts are responsible for the greatest achievements in history or have made a huge impact in the field of business or politics:
He was a world-renowned physicist known for his theory on relativity. He won the Nobel Prize in 1921. He has a famous quote that says, “The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulate the creative mind.”
2. Barack Obama
He became the first African-American in history to be elected as President of the United States. People in such positions are usually expected to be extroverts but Obama was the opposite. He possesses a lot of introverted qualities and admitted in an interview that he is most productive when he is alone.
3. Sir Isaac Newton
He was a mathematician, physicist, theologian, and astronomer, among others. He was known to be a deeply introverted person who preferred spending time alone.
4. Mark Zuckerberg
He is the founder and CEO of the world’s largest social media platform-Facebook. He is very shy and introverted around strangers but he has managed to create a platform for people to connect from all over the world which is no mean feat.
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