An Introverts Perspective

I wish I could be more active on my blog and post regularly. But, there has been something that has hindered me from doing so and it can be summed up into one word: college. It has been taking up all of my time and been kickin' me in the booty when it comes to taking away the time I need if you want to be real. I really want to be able to find a good schedule to stick to in order so that I can complete all of life's obligations in a timely manner and a stress-free environment but it is something that I have yet to succeed at. Sometimes I just want to watch a movie or hand-letter in peace without all my assignments screaming at me letting me know they need to get done.

Oh yeah! I don't think that I have mentioned it here but I have gotten back into calligraphy/hand-lettering. A while back I started doing calligraphy but it was with authentic calligraphy pens and now I have started working on more new-age calligraphy like brush-lettering. I have really liked it and I have a few ideas of what to do with it so you might be seeing more of that in the future. (;

Anyway, that is not what today's post is about. I recently came across an Instagram post where someone had taken common perceptions of introverts and changed them to be from an introvert's perspective. I thought that it would be fun to write a whole post dedicated to how I see it and how others might perceive introverts a little differently than introverts themselves.

First to tell you how I relate to this: I am an INFJ (the Advocate) personality type and I don't think it could be more accurate. When I found out that there was a name for my personality type and that someone could explain it seemed a little crazy because what they described I could 100% relate too. If you want to read about the Advocate personality type or find out what your personality type is then you can do so here.

Now, according to my personality type, I am an introvert but, don't get me wrong, I can be more extroverted around certain people and in certain circumstances. I am more so on the quiet side though.

On that Instagram post, there were a few points that were made about introverts. I will include the points that I can relate to. The first part will be from the outsiders perspective and the latter will be how introverts may see things.

They are always quiet; maybe they want to get to know people before forming a relationship

They are hard to form deep relationships with; maybe they only want to form deep bonds with a true few

They are not very easy to talk to; maybe they are always thinking or contemplating

They are always by themselves; maybe they work best with only their thoughts

They are shy; maybe they just don't like small talk or mingling and only want to contribute when they feel they have valuable information

I think that there are many more ideas about introverts that are popular but I don't think that they can be completely understood without hearing the other point of view. Everyone is different and has a different personality but I think that these are pretty common and introverts may feel that extroverts think this way.

For me, I can understand how I may sometimes come off as quiet or not very easy to talk to. I would probably say the same thing if I saw myself sometimes. But, just because introverts can come off one way doesn't mean that they are actually feeling that way.

I think a lot and try to listen before I add my own thoughts to a conversation. I also may not join in with everything but instead, stand on the sidelines and watch beforehand. I think that to some they may feel the need to try to include introverts or feel like they need to give the floor to them sometimes. They also may feel like they are being left out. But, that may not be the case. They may be perfectly content with just listening.

The INFJ personality description is "Quiet and mystical, yet very inspiring and tireless idealists." I think that sums me up pretty well. I have even had people say that they see that in me. I do a lot of thinking and enjoy my quiet time as I come up with new ideas and aspirations but I may not always share them with others.

Though my personality may not be the one to add my 2 cents in every conversation and or be the first to join in with others, I definitely will speak up when I feel the need to or when I feel that my ideas will be beneficial. I think that there are many others that feel the same way.

Like I've said, everyone has their own personality type that has a lot to it. It would have to be a very deep and lengthy post in order for me to even try to explain to others my thinking or how I perceive things.

This post might have been entertaining or it might not have. I'm not entirely sure what the point I was trying to get to, is. I hope you at least learned a little about an introvert's perspective that you may not have known before reading this or maybe you can relate to it and feel like you just read something that resonates with you.

Either way, I am so glad that I finally had the chance to write another post and I hope I can do it again sometime soon. If you have a comment or question about today's post or anything for that matter then leave it in the comments section below. Thank you for reading and I hope that you have a wonderful Wednesday. ♥



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