While introverts make up an estimated 40 percent of the population, people with this personality type often report that others do not seem to understand them. If you ask an introvert if this is a good thing, they might chuckle about it.
Luckily, however, with the help of the ever-evolving fields of science and technology, there has been a lot of research done that justifies introverts’ tendencies, habits, and needs. There are many things people would never guess about introverted people. Even an introvert may not know others do the same things until they read about them. Here are some widely unknown facts about introverts.
15 FACTS ABOUT INTROVERTS MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW
1. THEY MAKE THEMSELVES LAUGH
It’s true, they prefer their own company at times. Tending to think about their ideas. They love daydreaming, creating, reading, watching a movie, relaxing, and they genuinely make themselves laugh at times. They will make others laugh too if they are comfortable enough with the company to share jokes with them.
2. THEY NEED TO BE ALONE TO RECHARGE
When an introvert feels overwhelmed by too much socializing, they often need a little quiet time and solitude to recharge. Unfortunately, people sometimes misinterpret this desire to be alone as a negative emotion, such as being angry, depressed, sullen, or anxious. People tend to think that introverts are socially awkward, shy and boring people. Nothing could be further from the truth. They value genuine relationships and will have deep conversations at length. They’re not shy, but they want to avoid meaningless interactions. This is why they prefer having a few genuine friends than having tons of friends just for the sake of it.
Their need to be alone often comes because of the overwhelming effort it takes to be around numerous people and put on a front.
3. THEY LIKE PEOPLE AND THEY DON’T
Introverts love the good things in people, getting to know the real them and feel comfortable being around them when nothing is said. But they can’t put up with fake personalities, keeping up with gossip, talking about the weather or anything else that they deem unproductive. This double-edged sword has made introverts experts at discerning people and will quickly make friends with some people and avoid others.
4. THEY WISHED OTHERS LOVED AS DEEPLY AS THEY DO
Since an introvert is all about genuine interests in others and forging strong relationships, they love deeply. Most often, an introvert loves their partner more than their partner loves them. They think about their partner many times throughout the day, they want to know them better and think of ways to do little things for them.
5. LOYALTY IS A BIG DEAL TO THEM
If an introvert takes time to know you, you mean a great deal to them. Friendship is one thing they take very seriously, which means they invest a lot of time, love, kindness and more in you. They want to be a true friend and will always stick around. This means that if you trivialize their friendship or otherwise betray them, it will cut them deeply. They choose their friends wisely are loyal and will expect the same gesture returned
6. THEY DON’T LIKE UNEXPECTED VISITORS
It’s simple as that. Introverts don’t like unexpected things, but will especially not appreciate a visitor popping out of anywhere.
They have their time mapped out and often have their whole day planned out. Therefore, the distractions aren’t very much welcome. They have put a lot of thought into how they want their day to go. If you unexpectedly visit, you throw it all off. They might not have the energy or be ready to host a guest.
7. THEY’RE NOT NECESSARILY BORED, EVEN IF THEY LOOK LIKE THEY ARE
An introvert can have fun without being all over the place. In fact, introverts are rarely bored because most of the time they are deep in thought or daydreaming.
They’re creative types that get energized and focused on solo activities. They can be absolutely thrilled while sitting still, and you wouldn’t know the difference.
8. THEY LOVE SPENDING TIME WITH THEIR KIDS, BUT THEY NEED DOWNTIME TOO
Kids come along with their own personalities, which means that they can be extroverted. For an introverted parent, It’s fun to watch extroverts in action and witness how people interact, but an introvert still needs alone time from their kids to recharge.
Being introverted makes one a great parent too: They’re often wise and know the answer to the why’s of life’s mysteries, and are fun to be around. Just grant them some alone time and they’re good.
9. EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE, THEY NEED TO GET OUT
Introverts don’t like to be alone all the time. Every once in awhile, they like to go out and see new sights, hang out and have coffee, but they’re not into superficial friendships and small talk.
After they’ve been out for a while, they need alone time again. After a few days of being a hermit, they’re ready to get out again.
10. ATTENTION-SEEKING BEHAVIORS ANNOY THEM
They don’t like being the center of attention, and people who act fake and desperate for attention annoy them tremendously. However, it’s a bit ironic considering that introverts are deep thinkers and have a lot to teach people. They just don’t like to have everyone’s eyes on them necessarily. However, they make excellent speakers because they’re witty.
11. THEY WON’T ANSWER THE PHONE IF THEY DON’T KNOW WHO’S CALLING
They also won’t answer the phone if they know who it is at times. It’s nothing personal, but there could be tons of reasons that would not permit them to take the call there and then. They could be in the middle of a project, or they’re just not in the mood to have a lengthy conversation.
They also hate small talk, so they’ll avoid 30-minute conversations about vegetables if they can avoid it. They’d rather text something that will take a couple of minutes rather than talk on the phone about the same thing because it will take abundantly longer.
12. THEY’RE, USUALLY, NOT JUDGING YOU
An introvert is quiet, observant and in deep thought most of the time. When they’re out in public, they usually look around at everyone. Watching whats going on, sometimes for the sheer fun of it and sometimes they get a feel of what’s actually going on.
This behavior causes them to be often confused as secretly judging others. Most of the time, this isn’t the case. An introvert doesn’t like wasting a lot of energy on trivial matters any annoying behavior in someone is quickly dealt with and forgotten about.
13. THEY GET DISTRACTED EASILY
Too many stimuli is not a good thing for introverts. They prefer working in quiet environments, away from others. They get easily distracted by certain noises, which can include water dripping from a faucet, non-rhythmic clatter and a variety of sounds that can become annoying to them.
People staring at them or standing behind them while they work also serve as distractions and annoy them.
14. THEY’RE NOT IN A BAD MOOD
An introvert is almost always thinking about something. They think about things all day long. Their brains are constantly on the go. Seeing an introvert might make someone form an invariable opinion that they are sulking. while nothing could be further from the truth. Most often if you ask an introvert if they are happy, they will reply with a definite yes!
If you get to know an introvert and they consider you as a true friend, they’ll be one of the most interesting people you’ll ever have a conversation with.
15. THEY CAN BE THE LIFE OF THE PARTY, SOMETIMES
It doesn’t mean that they necessarily want to be the life of the party. They might do so out of politeness, because of needing to be a good host or because of some other obligation. An introvert has the ability to entertain people. They just don’t always like doing so