42 Signs that you may be an introvert


We all have different personalities and that can influence us in life and in business. For an introvert, the focus is on the inner world and expends energy when engaging in the external world. The energy is recharged in retreating and often being alone.

For an extrovert, this is quite the opposite as they focus on the outer world and expends their energy being alone while recharging being in contact with their outside world.

For some, the balance is found in both worlds with both introverted and extroverted tendencies, which is true for me. There are lots of personality quizzes out there to determine on which side you fall on but if you are curious here are 42 signs that just maybe you are an introvert.

  1. You find crowds stressful
  2. You relish the time you have alone
  3. You aren’t thrilled to meet new people
  4. You prefer to sit back and observe
  5. You are great at speeches, but not great afterward
  6. Your inner world is rich
  7. You’re friends with extroverts
  8. You enjoy spending time by yourself
  9. You don’t like interviews (in the beginning)
  10. You dislike small talk
  11. You’re a loyal friend
  12. You enjoy discussing your favorite topics with others
  13. You like doing nothing sometimes
  14. You tend to tune out when someone you don’t know well is giving you their entire life history
  15. You wait to text back
  16. You need to out for walks during work to take a break from all the people
  17. You don’t trust easily
  18. You like people, just in smaller doses
  19. You write
  20. You have a few friends rather than many acquaintances
  21. You’re courteous
  22. You listen more than you talk
  23. You plan ahead
  24. You enjoy solitary activities
  25. You’ve got an old soul
  26. You need space of your own
  27. You know what you like
  28. You get crabby after spending a lot of time around people
  29. You’re balanced
  30. You are humiliated if you think you made a mistake in public
  31. You don’t easily share your feelings with others
  32. You like creative and imaginative activities
  33. You have a love-hate relationship with your phone
  34. You’re selectively social
  35. You’re highly introspective
  36. You think before you argue
  37. You are accused of flirting with everybody
  38. You are rarely bored
  39. You fiercely guard your personal space
  40. You are great at getting stuff done
  41. You’re a good judge of character
  42. You retain an air of mystery
Do you find yourself to be an introvert after reading through the list? I would love to hear from you and your thoughts about being an introvert and how that may be impacting your life and business right now!


About Petra

Petra is a coach and mentor for creatives, rebels and dreamers who are ready to find the courage to forge their own path because life is too short to feed the fear. She's the founder of the Rebel Soul Connection, a community for creatives, rebels, and dreamers to take action with tools, resources, support, and accountability.

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