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Introversion Is Not A Weakness

Extroversion is normalized. It’s almost seen as the preferred trait. Extroverts are those speaking up and making the rules. Because of this, introversion often gets a bad reputation. There are common misconceptions about introverts. We’re here to say, however, that there is nothing wrong with being an introvert.

Do you often find yourself dreading social interaction after a full day of prior social interaction? Do you enjoy a day alone to recharge after being around people? Do you think of yourself as independent and observant of the things going on around you? If you answered yes to these questions, you probably are more of an introvert than an extrovert. 

Introverts often get pinned as being rude or standoffish. However, this is not the case. Of course, there are introverts that can be rude or standoffish, but the same is true for some extroverts. The majority of introverts like to first observe what is going on around them. They people-watch and then decide what their next move is going to be. Because of this, introverts are sometimes seen as being aloof around company. They, however, are just simply observing those around them. Introverts also tend to be self-aware. They understand what is going on inside of them and pay a lot of mind to their feelings. This observation of themselves helps lead them to better communicate with others. They are usually aware of themselves and others more than extroverts tend to be. 

Many extroverts tend to see introversion as a weakness. These characteristics of introverts that are sometimes seen as weaknesses can be turned into positives, though. Because introverts are very observant, they tend to have much more meaningful relationships. Introverts may avoid small-talk, but they are good at having deep conversations with close friends. Because introverts are very self-aware, they are more in touch with their thoughts and feelings than extroverts. Lastly, introverts may be seen as lesser by extroverts because, quite simply, extroverts do not understand introverts. Extroverts may struggle to connect with introverts because they cannot fathom the thought of enjoying alone time. These misconceptions lead to misunderstanding and false narratives. Contrary to popular belief, being an introvert does not equate to being weak.

At Villa Tranquil Recovery, we want to give you the tools to be comfortable with yourself, whether you are an introvert or an extrovert. Either way, we have groups and activities that will suit you. To learn more about what we offer, call us today at 214-799-3080.