Are you an introvert?
Are you the type who prefers to be alone rather than socializing? Do you feel your energies getting drained when you are around more people for a long time? Do you prefer to stay home and watch movie/series over going out to party? Do you focus on connecting with your inner self over connecting with the outside world? If so, you might be an introvert. Or maybe, there could be someone you know who actually is an introvert, but you didn't realise it till now. Don't stop here, keep reading to find more interesting things about introverts.
WHO IS AN INTROVERT? WHAT IS MEANT BY INTROVERSION PERSONALITY?
An introvert focuses mainly on his/her inner feelings, emotions and thoughts rather than focusing on the external sources.He/she prefers to be in a happy comfy place with few people who give him/her a family feel. The person with this personality type is known to have introversion personality which is just one of the personality types.
WHAT CAUSES A PERSON TO BE AN INTROVERT?
To know why some people are introverts while some are extroverts, we have to first know how our body reacts to the outside environment. According to psychologist Hans Eysenck, the amount of arousal or stimulation levels one receives from the external world has got everything to do with introversion and extroversion.
He says that there is a system called the Reticular Activating System (RAS) in our brain which helps keep us alert and safe from danger. Each person has different levels of arousal from the RAS. The introverts, at the time of potential threats, receive more amount of arousal levels when compared to extroverts. Because of receiving overstimulation, they feel drained and they look for an escape from overstimulation by seeking out quiet lone time.
And according to psychologist Hans Eysenck, he says 15 per cent of the whole population are introverts, another 15 per cent are extroverts and the rest 70 per cent of people are in between these two extremes.
CHECK THIS TO SEE IF YOU ARE AN INTROVERT OR NOT!
When you are in a place filled with extroverts, you feel like you don't belong there.
You are better at expressing your thoughts in writings over verbalising.
You get caught up very often overthinking and daydreaming.
You know you can interact with others but you don't prefer doing it. Example: you feel tense while answering unknown calls and seeing strangers or relatives on your doorstep.