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10 Things Every Introverted Individual Needs To Be Happy

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Introverted Individual Needs To Be Happy

If you are an introvert, then I’m sure you know that you have somewhat different needs from an extroverted person. You don’t perceive the world around you the way extroverts do and you don’t have the same interests in life as extroverts.

For example, you don’t need to be surrounded by a lot of people so as to feel fulfilled and energetic. You enjoy your own company and you don’t bother to be the center of attention at social gatherings. 

Undoubtedly, being an introvert in a highly extroverted world is not easy at all. Being an introvert in a world which favors extroverts is being misunderstood by others and perceived as antisocial, distant, cold, and even weird.

So, this goes to all extroverted people out there who don’t really understand but would like to know why introverts behave the way they do. Here are 10 things every introvert needs to be happy:

1. Meaningful, stimulating conversations.

Introverts can’t stand gossip and small talk. They want to have meaningful and intellectually stimulating conversations. They want to have conversations which help them broaden their knowledge of the world and offer them new perspectives on life.

2. A huge amount of time to recharge their batteries.

Introverts need to spend some time alone after attending big, loud parties and all kinds of social events in order to rest and recharge their batteries.

But, introverts need to spend some time alone after the “small” things as well. They can feel drained and stressed out after having a hard day at work, arguing with someone, or shopping in a mall. Spending time alone allows them to process their experiences and feelings and recharge their energy.

3. Spending time in silence.

While most extroverts find spending time in silence scary and awful, introverts simply love it. Whether it’s for 2 minutes or 2 hours – it doesn’t matter – introverts enjoy spending time in silence. Silence helps them get rid of stress, anxiety, and negative energy. It helps them relax and recharge their batteries.

4. Enough space to focus on their interests and hobbies.

Having enough time and space to focus on their interests and hobbies helps introverts relax and fills them with positive energy. So, whether it’s reading, listening to music, watching movies, cooking, cycling, or walking in nature, introverts need enough space to dive deep into it.

5. Time to think.

It takes an introvert some time to process and reflect on their thoughts before they put them into words. They think twice before they speak and act, too. They behave this way so as to avoid saying the wrong thing, hurting someone’s feelings unintentionally, and making wrong decisions.

6. A quiet space which is only theirs.

Introverts need a quiet, private space to retreat to when the world around them is too noisy to endure. Ideally, this is a room which they can organize and decorate themselves and in which they can enjoy their own company knowing that no one will interrupt them.

7. Permission to stay quiet.

Sometimes introverts don’t have the energy to talk to others. That’s why they need others to simply let them remain quiet when they don’t feel like talking. And they absolutely hate it when someone tells them: “Oh, don’t be so quiet! Let’s talk about something.”

8. A real purpose in life.

Yes, we all need to pay our bills, and sadly, for many of us, that is the only reason we go to work. But, introverts are not content with this kind of “arrangement.” They want to have a job that is meaningful and that brings a sense of fulfillment and happiness into their lives.

9. Independence.

Introverts live their lives in accordance with their own beliefs, principles, and values. What those around them deem popular does not interest them. That’s why they never bother to please others and fit in with the popular crowd.

10. Friends and family who accept and love them for who they are.

Introverts need to be surrounded by family and friends who accept them just the way they are. They need their loved ones to embrace their annoying habits, quirks, insecurities, and fears.

They need to feel free to be themselves when they are around the people they hold dear. They need to know that those who mean the world to them love and appreciate them just the way they are.