Are we an introvert or just a timid person? This has been a popular matter being discussed by psychologist and people who are curious about themselves. Asking ourselves this question is an indication of an introverted state, but this doesn't introduce a certified answer to our longing self-knowledge as we might be an ambivert.
There has been some misconceptions between introversion and timidness. To help clarify ourselves, let us look at the divergence between a loner and one who embraces solitude. As the most common identification of who is an introvert are; those who are always alone, have no, or who only have countable friends with their fingers. I would like to point out that introversion is not a self-esteem issue.
Hence the confusion begins with a social issue. A shy person can be an extrovert with low confidence to socialize where the introvert might have high confidence but embraces solitude. The reason why introverts choose to be alone and seemingly quiet is to have a silent outer environment while their inner thought generates energy to speak out loud their ideas. Introverts usually don't like to be distracted. Introverts seemingly pursue creative and intellectual activity. All scholars who make out a good research on this mental subject will agree that an introvert excels being solo.
As the time goes by the term introversion became vague. Other scholars gave some different definition of this nomenclature when they use it for study. The sole reason for observing human interaction lead to associate it with sensitivity. I would like to put forward a case that not all introverts are sensitive. It is always the most logical way to seek the original meaning provided by the psychologist himself, Carl Jung, who introduces us this psychological idea for definitive understanding.
I always simplify the meanings of the terms with my own comprehension as I always welcome myself to have my own set of ideas and to avoid being confused. Introversion is a psychological phenomenon where ones mental sites are inward. How people engage has always been the way for me to acknowledge an actual introvert. Personally, it will give me a confirmation if I'm interacting with an introvert, if I meet someone whose primary concern is what is going on inside their brain and not their surroundings.
It will benefit humanity and the world will advance more if we promote this psychological idea of introversion. We need more thinkers and creative people for the civilization to step upwards to a much higher level of achievements. Most important to consider is making sure everyone understood what introversion is, for us to prevent demoralization. Deep thinkers and highly creative people sometimes find themselves asking if they possess a mental issue due to peer pressure of the highly active extroverted world. I don't want to discourage anyone that believes that they are an introvert but just want to clarify the issue of today's misuse of the term introversion.
Alvin A. Aquino
Alvin is a visionary poetic philosopher who seeks Enlightenment in life. Forging for a new way of understanding by sharing his personal experience and intuitive ideas for human development through creative pursuits.