I always try to be more like my grandmother — she can strike up a conversation with anyone in the grocery store line. I always end up not knowing what to say and then think of the perfect response I should have said a few seconds too late. Or I'll say something totally off/ridiculous and realize it as soon as it spills out of my mouth, which then leads to the entire conversation on repeat in my head where I'll come up with a ton of other things I should have said instead. It's like I get too flustered in the moment to put words together quick enough.
7 Reasons why its okay to be dominantly introverted:
- Introverted people tend to be more observant of their surroundings.
- Introverts are often better at expressing themselves with writing. Score for my fellow blogger friends!
- We're better listeners.
- Some of the greatest inventors and leaders were introverts. Look at Albert Einstein, Bill Gates and Van Gogh.
- You can be an introvert and still enjoy talking to people. Being an introvert doesn't mean you have to be a hermit!
- Extroverted people tend to be loud, but not to say that all extroverts are. A lot of times it's hard for us to get a word in though — sorry extroverted friends.
- Before speaking or acting introverts use their introspection while extroverts often act hastily.
Carl Jung, the psychologist who came up with Introverts and Extroverts as an ideal, doesn't even believe one can be solely an introvert. "There is no such thing as a pure extrovert or pure introvert. Such a man would be in a lunatic asylum." An ambivert would best describe most people — a person who has a balance of introvert and extrovert features. Call yourself what you will, we're all human trying to express ourselves and survive in this crazy world.