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
- 30 Famous Introverts
- A Test for Introverted Personality Traits
- Best Jobs for Introverts and People Who Like to Be Alone
- Networking Tips for Introverts
- How to Get Over Stage Fright – Best Tips for Introverts
- 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…