Would you want to know why I travel alone? When 2020 was starting I joined a group of travelers for a fun filled adventure to the Rift Valley. Everyone was hyped and excited except me. I sat at the back and avoided electrified vibe inside the bus. Guess I was the only introverted person. The journey started and people were chatting and laughing as the bus cruised away from Nairobi. I know you will not believe, but that was the most boring adventure ever. At the end of the day I felt empty and resolved to never travel in groups. I thought my social skills were poor and maybe I needed help, until I committed myself into learning about introversion and discovered so many amazing things about introverted people.
First, being an introvert is an invaluable gift. It comes with a set of amazing superpowers that can help you get through every single challenge life throws your way. Here are 7 fantastic superpowers of introverts:
1. Boundless imagination: Reading tons of classic novels, as well as futuristic stories, is one of the most favorite activities introverts have. Thanks to their love for fiction, their imagination is limitless. They are capable of creating their own fantasy world through writing, painting, composing music, or expressing themselves in whatever way their heart desires. As Albert Einstein, one of the most famous introverts in history, once said, “The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.”
2. High intelligence: Introverts may be shy, quiet, and a little anxious around other people, but this doesn’t mean they don’t have what to say. In fact, once you get to know them, you would see their true nature characterized by an intellect that will blow your mind and creativity that’s out of this world. Most of them embody the perfect balance between being book smart and life smart, which is a quality we need to cherish in today’s world.
3. Innovation: Did you know that some of the greatest inventors in the world are actually introverts? What connects people like Elon Musk, Bill Gates, J. K. Rowling, Steven Spielberg, as well as Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, and Sir Isaac Newton, is not only their genius but also their introverted nature. The truth is introverts are real rebels when it comes to following social norms, pushing them to constantly find new and innovative solutions to make their lives and clearly the lives of millions of people much better.
4. Decision-making: Along with their problem-solving superpower comes the decision-making one. Indeed, introverts are prone to overthinking and going through various scenarios of one single situation, but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it allows them to see through every possible outcome and make an informed and insightful decision.
5. Love: When it comes to romantic relationships, introverts always seek a person with whom they can have a meaningful connection. They are not interested in superficial concepts claiming that appearance is all that matters. Instead, they are soul-searchers aspiring to find a partner who accepts them, adores them for who they are, and inspires them to move forward. And when they find that love, they are capable of giving their all to the one they care for.
6. Independence: Introverts’ fondness for spending time alone has allowed them to develop admirable independence. Unlike many extroverts who depend on their social circle to recharge their energy, the natural-born loners don’t need to rely on anyone but themselves.
7. Problem-solving: This is probably the most wanted superpower nowadays, especially in the corporate world. Thankfully, introverts are excellent problem-solvers. They have the insight needed to examine every aspect of a certain issue and, therefore, come up with the best solution.
So, if you are an introvert, don’t hide it. Own it! Share this article to your introverted friend.