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5 Most Popular Articles About Introverted Personality Traits

Whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, this list of articles about introverts and introverted personality traits will help you understand introversion.

Generally, introverts are much more comfortable relating to others one-on-one instead of in large groups. This can be a disadvantage at work, school, or even home because extroverts seem like they’re getting all the attention! Though introverts don’t necessarily want attention, they do want to successfully network in business and make friends at school. So, here are three ways to socialize successfully for introverts.

That said, even movie stars can be introverts: “I’m an introvert at heart,” said Roy Rogers. “…and show business — even though I’ve loved it so much — has always been hard for me.”

So yes, you can be an introvert and still be famous!  To learn more about introverted personality types and how to succeed in an extrovert’s world, read The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World by Marti Olsen Laney.

And, my list of articles about introverted personality traits comes right after my three ways to socialize successfully for introverts…

3 Ways to Socialize Successfully for Introverts

Be yourself. Since many people confuse “snobbish” or “stuck up” with introverted personality traits, it’s good to accept and be yourself. Make it known that you’re not at your best in large groups, and that you’d rather get to know your peers in smaller grops. Invite one or 2 colleagues out for lunch or dinner, or have someone over for dinner.

Work the room your way. If you’re at a party or convention and feel totally lost, try approaching an extroverted person. She’s the one who seems totally comfortable and happy – and who seems happy to talk to any person, plant, or animal. Or make an agreement with another introvert to be buddies for the night, and approach new colleagues together.

Ask “Anything new happening with your kid?” The last time I asked this, I was rewarded with a hilarious story about the 9 month old baby. Ask about pets, families, other work endeavors, vacations, or hobbies.

For more information about communicating with introverts, living with introverts, or working with introverts, check out these articles about introverts. Some I wrote for Psychology at Suite101, and some I wrote for Quips and Tips for Achieving Your Goals.

Top Articles About Introverts

  1. 30 Famous Introverts
  2. A Test for Introverted Personality Traits
  3. Best Jobs for Introverts and People Who Like to Be Alone
  4. Networking Tips for Introverts
  5. How to Get Over Stage Fright – Best Tips for Introverts
  6. What Introverts Need to Know About Going on Mission Trips

Introverts are thoughtful, creative, and great listeners. Introverts may not be as appreciated as extroverts are, but they balance the world in valuable ways.

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? I definitely am, though most people think I’m not! Even my hubby, who knows me well, was surprised to learn I’m an introvert through and through :-)

If you have any thoughts about introverted personality traits or introversion, please comment below…


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12 thoughts on “5 Most Popular Articles About Introverted Personality Traits”

  1. A reader recently asked me if introverts can have good relationships with extroverts. I think they can, but believe that it takes alot of understanding and acceptance on both parts.

  2. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    Hello Textor,

    I think the first and most important thing is for you to accept yourself as an introvert! It’s nothing to be ashamed of or embarrassed about. The sooner you can accept yourself, the happier you’ll be.

    Here’s an article to get you started:

    Unhappy Introverts – When Introversion Causes Life Problems

    Please feel free to ask me specific questions on any of my articles about introverts, and I’ll do my best to help.


  3. hello i’m 21,i’m introverted and i’m really finding some problems.indeed i wasn’t introverted when i was child so i had many relationships and i knew many persons.i practised a sport intensively which took a lot of my free time but that allowed me to know many persons.once i stopped this activity i didn’t find another passtime. i’ve tried many thing but they didn’t attracted me (that was the total vacancy).at the same time i was an adolescent and at this age most of people(in my environment) want to live their life(drinking alcohol,going to parties,dating with girls…) which wasn’t my cup of tea.in fact i’m muslim so i can’t do all these things.
    meanwhile i was more and more lonely and even school relationships that i had weren’t deep though they were good.
    now i’m totally introverted,i’ve lost the sense of human contact,i prefer stay alone at home in front of TV or PC.
    my biggest problem occured when i meet one of my view friends:i don’t find a difficulty to disscuss with him but our disscussions are all about objectives topics and i try to hide my introverted personality in order to not shock him and to not make him avoid me and that embrasses me a lot.
    thanks and sorry if my english is not good.

  4. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    Hi Travis,

    Yes, you’re normal! I think one of the biggest things introverts feel is that they’re strange, weird, or abnormal. But feeling like a fish out of water is totally normal.

    If you’d like some tips, you might find this article helpful. I wrote it for guys just like you :-)

    How to Fit in With Your Girlfriend’s Friends and Family

    All good things,

  5. Hello;

    I am an introvert as well, and my girlfriend is an extrovert, with quite a group of friends, and I kind of feel lost in a sea of friend she has. I am wondering if that is normal to feel that way. I am by no means questioning if she loves me, but I am questioning weather or not it’s normal that I feel like I’m one fish out of a school of fish.