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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Why You Should Be Proud as an Introvert

I was in first grade when my teacher brought me in a room full of kids rehearsing for a dance.  Apparently, she was expecting me to join them and prepare for the End of the Year program. I was standing at the corner for more than an hour just staring at them much to her chagrin. 

When I was in high school, a teacher told me that my younger sister has better ‘Public Relations’ and she advised me to mingle more with my schoolmates. In my last year of high school, I won as president of the school government organization. How did I do it? My sister campaigned for me in the entire school.

Growing up, I could not understand why speaking came naturally for my younger sister and whenever we’re with a group of people, she fits in perfectly. I, on the other hand, stayed quiet and never initiated a conversation.  

I hated delivering speeches or being at the limelight. Still, I won awards for public speaking and even became president of Public Speaking Society back in college. However, it takes a lot of mind conditioning before I could do it.  

One day, I stumbled upon the word that best describes me- an introvert. I used to think that it was sort of a deficiency but though the years, a deeper part of myself made me realized it is not. 

I am an introvert and it’s perfectly fine if I didn’t like speeches or initiating conversations. It’s not because I could not do it. Discernment comes first- should I say it or not?  

I am an introvert and it’s definitely okay if I don’t prefer working in a group. It’s not because I could not do it but I thrive more working by myself.  

It’s okay if you don’t see me mingling me with the horde of unknowns. Believe me, I enjoy the company of friends but I’d rather spend some quiet time ‘observing the world.’  

I am an introvert and it’s probably not the best thing knowing that I live in an extroverted society but I gather my energy from within and I am focused on inward turning than seeking out external stimulation. The world of an introvert is just more meaningful, more peaceful, and closer to the unknown utopia. 

Yes, it’s okay to be an introvert. As Ghandi puts it, “Speak only if it improves upon the silence.” 


  1. I think I am a mix of both extrovert and introvert, depending upon the situation. I speak my mind, but there are times that I would rather shut myself out from the world that seems to misunderstand me.

  2. I too am proud to be an introvert. We can be just as fun AND successful in life!

  3. I am a massive introvert too and most of the time it doesn't bother me but there are scenario's where I wish I could be more confident. But I'm not worried about who I am x

  4. Im introvert and i'm proud of it,i'm going to do what ever i want that i know my right .

  5. I think the best thing to do is to be happy for who you are, accept yourself and be thankful for what you have. I think you are doing a great job!

  6. Geraline BatarraOctober 25, 2018

    I am an introvert sometimes depending on the situation and I think being an introvert is not an illness nor a problem. I am completely happy for what I am and for who I am.

  7. Introvertedness is great! No one likes arrogance and ignorance. There are some that can't bear silence - why not, I say! It's golden!

  8. I am definitely not an introvert, but my sister is. We could not be more opposite. There is nothing wrong with being one though, everyone is different.

  9. I could say I'm an introvert because I really love to keep to myself. But when I'm with people I know, I tend to get noisy. But that was when I was younger. Now that I have a family, and have been working from home for the past 7 years, I kind of loved not having people around as much.


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