What sets us apart? {day 3}

When I was younger many would tease me with "cat got your tongue...?" and other catch phrases like that one. I always wished I could talk more but I felt more comfortable observing and not being the life of the party. Being this way seems to sometimes make extroverts feel like something is wrong because being quiet doesn't exactly equal content in their minds.

Over the past few years, especially since marrying an extrovert and having two boys I have become more outgoing in some aspects but still carry my introvert attributes.

So what are our attributes? 

Keen Observer
Deep Thinker
Intense Concentration
Persistent 
Creative
Focus on the meaning of events
Good Listeners
Responsible
Flexible
Highly Empathetic
Calm


Now I'm not saying extroverts don't have these either but usually as introverts we excel in these. Once you see what positive attributes you (as an introvert) hold close you will soon realize how much more you understand and how comfortable you should feel in your own skin. Which of these attributes have you been told before that you carry? Write it down and remember that today when you don't feel confident or you need rest. Realize all the good sides of being an introvert. 


We are more the observers at parties. We are observing and thinking. We can be creative because we have more time to think about it. We listen (this is a given with all introverts!). 

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This is the third post in a 31 day series in October about being comfortable in your own skin as an introvert. 


2 comments:

  1. My friend knows me so well! Earlier today she asked if I wanted to come over, followed shortly by "are you up for a group?" because she knows some days I can mingle with the best of them, and other days more than two people in the room is too many. I think precisely because we do observe and listen so much, it can be hard to filter when in a larger gathering.

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