12 ways introverts excel in everyday life
Introverts aren’t known for broadcasting their strengths, and all too often, they’re overlooked for that very reason.
Before jumping to conclusions, consider the benefits they bring to everyday situations. If you are an introvert, take a few minutes to appreciate your talents and capitalize on them, rather than trying to fit a circle into a square hole.
1. Just because we’re not talking doesn’t mean we’re not engaged.
We like to listen and observe more than anything else, so that usually means we are acutely aware of our environment. Because of this, we are almost always in tune with our surroundings, regardless of how little we interact with them. As a result, we can also synthesize the information that we are constantly taking in, making connections that extroverts may otherwise miss.
2. We don’t like small talk because we prefer deeper conversations.
I can speak from experience on this one – I’m just not good at small talk. It’s forced, flat, and often more painful than anything else. I prefer to say something when there is something important to say. But sometimes, small talk cannot be avoided. As a result, I’ve learned over the years that asking questions to steer the conversation to a deeper level. This direction can help unleash a more emotional connection and lead to some really great conversations.
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