“I’m rarely bored alone; I’m often bored in groups and crowds.” –Laurie Helgoe
Introverts enjoy their own company.
According to many theories of personality, everyone has some degree of both introversion and extraversion. However, people often tend to lean one way or the other.
Introverts tend to be more quiet, reserved, and introspective. Unlike extraverts who gain energy from social interaction, introverts have to expend energy in social situations. After attending a party or spending time in a large group of people, introverts often feel a need to "recharge" by spending a period of time alone.
Introverts often observe and try to be aware of their own feelings. Even when they are aware of these feelings, it is difficult for these people to express them.
It would be wrong to say that introverts don’t speak; they just don’t speak out their feelings. They are comfortable around a known group of people. Though they tend to hold back their emotions and keep them private.
Introverts often withdraw themselves when they are around unfamiliar people or in a crowd. They are more observant of things around them.
They are often termed as being shy. But being shy is an indication of being nervous and tensed in social situations. However, introverts aren’t necessarily shy, they just don’t like interacting with people.
In their childhood, these introvert people were punished for expressing their curiosity. They felt safe to suppress their emotions rather than being punished for expressing them. Suppressing these feelings eventually became a part of their personality.
Sometimes, bottling up of all these emotions can lead to expressing them in odd ways which might make these introvert people seem to be difficult to understand. But the fact is that these people want others to understand them without their attempt of expression, which is not always possible.
Related Article: How is extroversion seen in handwriting