You are often mistakenly seen as shy or timid, but you simply prefer to be at home alone or prefer to spend time with a few close friends. Networking events aren’t high on your list of priorities, but you’re able to speak up in smaller groups when you need to. When you do end up socializing, you certainly prefer to keep it to small groups.
Make sure to take time alone to recharge your batteries. Don’t overexert yourself at an event simply because others expect you to. Make an effort to spend time with those close to you and understand you to foster deeper connections and a sense of community.
You are a thinking introvert.
You are very introspective and tend to self-reflect. You don’t necessarily have an aversion to social events, you simply find it more enjoyable to spend time thinking about life, a book you’ve read or a movie you’ve watched. You can easily lose yourself in a book or movie because you have a rich imagination that can keep them entertained for hours.
Make time and space to give into your reflections and imagination, but don’t regularly isolate yourself from others. It’s important to build meaningful relationships and to share your thoughts and ideas with others. When you do speak up, you add a lot of value given your vast knowledge of so many things.
You are an anxious introvert.
You avoid social events because you might be feeling self-conscious. Even when you are alone, you tend to reflect obsessively about your social interactions and how you could have acted better. You might find yourself often tongue-tied when in a social setting and later spend the time reflecting on all the things you could have said.
Be aware of situations which cause your anxiety to surge and find mechanism to help you cope. Seek out help if you find you can’t manage your anxiety on your own. Consider speaking to a close colleague or your boss if you find yourself struggling to speak up and share your thoughts.
You are a restrained introvert.
Ever wonder why it takes you forever to get out of bed and get going? You might just be a restrained introvert. This is probably one of the least known introvert types. As a restrained introvert, it takes you a while to warm up to others. You like to think through your thoughts before speaking or acting, and don’t appreciate being rushed to speak.
Make sure to give yourself ample time in the mornings before you have to be up and ready so that you don’t feel rushed. When you have to communicate your thoughts, be vocal about the fact you’d like to gather your thoughts to ensure that you add value to the conversation.
You are an ambivert.
You are someone who shares both introverted and extroverted qualities depending on the situation, your mood and the people you’re with. You are both a very good communicator and an excellent listener, so others enjoy and seek out your company. You genuinely enjoy spending time with others, but you also need alone time. You appreciate meaningful conversations and value comfortable silence.
Schedule some alone time before or after a very busy social time to recharge. Because you are so good at adapting to the needs of others, it can be difficult to identify what you want or need. Consider doing a check-in with yourself before saying yes to others.
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