Why Being An Introvert in Modern Society Is a Gift

Anna LeMind | Learning Mind

quietcontemplation

It can be hard to be an introvert in modern society, which seems to favor only extroverts with their strong communication skills and active attitude to life. For this reason, many people feel that their introversion is a kind of disability, a “pain in the neck,” which complicates their life and needs to be ‘fixed’ or ‘cured’. Well, it can complicate things sometimes, but you can turn your introversion into an advantage – it’s all up to your choices and lifestyle. In this article, I will try to disprove a common belief that being an introvert is a disadvantage and will show you that it can be one of your greatest assets.

Introverts and Success

Because of the stereotypes our society puts on us, when we think of success, we usually imagine a young man in a suit, a manager in a big company or a successful entrepreneur running a business in, let’s say, financial consulting. This is what we see in movies and on TV and this is what society wants us to aspire for. Going to college and getting an office job seems to be the only option for those who want to become successful.


But what is a true definition of success? Making a bunch of money? Working for a prestigious company? I don’t think so. In my vision, success is being able to make a living from what you love and what makes you happy. Even if you don’t make lots of money but do a job you love, which brings you joy and satisfaction and fills your life with meaning, you ARE successful.

Introverts are more focused on their inner world rather than on the external environment, meaning they know themselves better and are less open to the influences from the outside. That is exactly why introverts are more likely to find their life purpose and thus become successful. Yes, in comparison with extroverts, they have fewer chances to make a career in an office doing a job which requires good social skills and teamwork. But they have the potential to succeed in more independent professions, which will suit their personality and will allow them to live in accordance with their life purpose.

Introverts and Creativity

For this reason, introverts often choose creative professions – writers, designers, photographers, etc. Creativity is a purely inner process, and being socially isolated often helps keep creativity flowing. Introverts tend to get inspiration from such things as nature and books rather than from other people.

Apart from artistic professions, introverts often become inventors and innovators. The reason is the same – with the internal flow of creativity and social isolation, they are more likely to think up something new and completely different from what already exists. You couldn’t imagine that such world-changers as Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, Mahatma Gandhi and Elon Musk (just to name a few) were actually introverts.

READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE


Tags: , , , , , ,

Subscribe

If you enjoyed this article, subscribe now to receive more just like it.

Subscribe via RSS Feed Connect on YouTube

New Title

NOTE: Email is optional. Do NOT enter it if you do NOT want it displayed.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

FAIR USE NOTICE. Many of the articles on this site contain copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making this material available in an effort to advance the understanding of environmental issues, human rights, economic and political democracy, and issues of social justice. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of the copyrighted material as provided for in Section 107 of the US Copyright Law which contains a list of the various purposes for which the reproduction of a particular work may be considered fair, such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. If you wish to use such copyrighted material for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use'...you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. And, if you are a copyright owner who wishes to have your content removed, let us know via the "Contact Us" link at the top of the site, and we will promptly remove it.

The information on this site is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice of any kind. Conscious Life News assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to these terms.

Paid advertising on Conscious Life News may not represent the views and opinions of this website and its contributors. No endorsement of products and services advertised is either expressed or implied.
Top

Send this to a friend