Introvert Success

Introversion is not a bug, it's a feature.

Category: Philosophy

Push Past Your Comfort Zone

Many people self-identify as being an introvert when they are in fact shy and scared of social interactions. Yes introverts can be shy and anxious. But those traits are independent of each other.

I used to be shy and introverted. Now I’m no longer shy but I’m still on the introverted end of the spectrum.

If you are new to improving your social skills you most likely don’t know yourself that well. Because you haven’t had a broad enough range of social experiences.

The best way to find out about yourself is to push past your comfort zone, develop your social skills and gain success in many different ways. Only then will you have enough self-knowledge to know whether you are an introvert or not.

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It’s not a bug, it’s a feature

All my life I thought being introverted meant that I was faulty somehow. That I should aspire to being gregarious and an extrovert.

So for years I put in the effort to be more outgoing, talkative, sociable and adventurous.

I developed my social skills beyond what I could ever dream of, and gained a lot of confidence.

I was no longer shy, I was no longer quiet, I no longer lacked confidence.

But I was still introverted. 

Later I came to the conclusion that introversion is not a bug, it’s a feature.

It was a life altering change of perspective.