Kim Castro
September 18, 2022

Celebrating Introverts

Are you an Introvert or an Extrovert?  

We know that introversion and extraversion comprise much more complex personality traits than simply being outgoing or timid & shy.  

Whichever one you are, one disposition isn’t better than the other. They are just two (of the many) ways we as humans interact with the world around us.  

Whether you are an introvert, extrovert, or ambivert it is important to know yourself in order to know the best ways to practice self-love and care.

On the outside, introverts are often seen as quiet, reserved, thoughtful, and even shy. ⁠These are some of their most common traits.  

Introverts enjoy being alone. They can feel exhausted after spending too much time in social gatherings.⁠

So, they are most comfortable retreating into their own space which is how they recharge. Being an introvert is a personality trait and knowing whether you are an introvert, extrovert or ambivert can help you understand yourself better.

Here are a few of the many traits of an introvert:  

  • Enjoy quiet activities like writing, reading, drawing, going for walks, gardening, and other solitary activities
  • Do their best work alone  
  • Feel most relaxed in calm environments with minimal stimulation  
  • Prefer a few close friendships over a large group of friends

As an introvert, you may be more prone to certain mental health challenges than extroverts.  

  • May have a smaller social support system since they value few close friends over large groups
  • Experience mental and physical exhaustion from overstimulation (too much socializing)
  • Feel pressure to act more "extroverted"
  • Struggle to stand up for oneself

Despite the challenges, there are also many strengths that come with being introverted.  

Here are some of them:

  • Be highly creative
  • Appreciate their alone time
  • Think deeply and critically
  • Have strong relationships with the few people they open up to
  • Have a strong sense of inner thoughts and feelings
  • Be reflective and introspective  

If any of these strengths resonate with you, make sure to nurture them.    

It’s important to find a therapist that understands you and your mental health, including how you recharge as an introvert or extrovert.

Your mental health matters.
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