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The Power of introversion

Dear readers,

Let me share you an anecdote, I attended my first Psychology class in the month of June in the year 2012.  Like every high school student I wondered how a college life would be like? Puzzled, to be frank. With my thoughts , I went to the canteen to sip tea.

When I returned to my class, I found a boy who was lonely and isolated at the corner of the class. "Why are you alone?, I asked him. He remained silent. "What's your name?", I asked him with open palms. He observed me and answered Vadivel. I introduced myself then . We become acquainted and became good friends now. He is a virtuoso and exceptionally candidate at Arts. He has around 500 trophies and cups under his belt for his excellence in numerous areas like poetry, short stories, slogans, etc. On the whole, to say, he is an introvert.

To put his behaviour in words: He rarely socializes with people. He works alone. He is aloof. He reveals rarely about himself. He do not like to draw attention to himself. He thinks more about himself  throughout the day.  

                                      

  What is introversion?

 Introversion is a personality trait. People who are introverted, tend to focus their attention on their internal thoughts and  emotions. They are inward turning.

Here are the list of famous personalities with introversion: 

  1. Albert Einstein
  2. J.K Rowling
  3. Bill Gates
  4. Eleanor Roosevelt
  5. Emma Watson
  6. Abraham Lincoln and so on.

Introverts gain energy fro within. 

Behaviour of Introverts  :

  • Like quiet place. They concentrate and focus more about them.
  • May have trouble communicating.
  • They are aloof and work alone.
  • They interact less.
  • They are more observing.
  • They dislike intrusions and interruptions.
  • They think a lot before asking and answering questions.
  • They need to be asked for their opinions and ideas.
  • They tend to work well with little supervision.
  • They may feel reluctant to delegate.
  • They are shy most of the time.
  • Their energy gets drained off in social situations.
  • They are happy when they are in solitary.

The job that most interests introverts are:  writer, accountant, computer programmer, graphic designer, pharmacist or artist. On the whole, they love to work alone.

"Introverts grab power from within." 

 For more:

Watch this TED video: http://www.ted.com/talks/susan_cain_the_power_of_introverts.html

 

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