Are you an introvert? Here are 23 signs that may be familiar to you. Interesting isn't it! But I suppose many introverts reading this will have read those indications as some kind of failing or flaw - or something they wish were different. I often find however, that on questioning an introvert, they actually don't want to be any different to how they are, but simply want to be more like others.
Here is a similar article, also from Huffington Post, that takes traits of introverts and adds the positive side of the equation as well. In fact, the introverted person's life can read like this:
An introvert does not concern themselves with small talk, and does not find crowds conducive to clear thinking. Small, deep, and personal conversations with groups of friends, family or colleagues are their skill. An introvert will typically provide the best presentation or speech you'll hear as they are sensitive to the details they are presenting, and the interaction of their audience. A quick mind that is rarely bored, even in their own company, is a lucky hallmark of the introvert, who is often creative and expressive in work and relationships. Indeed, time alone is precious to them, and they skillfully guard against intrusions, even as seemingly mild as a phone call from a friend. The smartphone is the friend and the enemy of the introvert.
What's your experience as an introvert? How have you come to embrace your preferred way of being?