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  • Darshana Ananth

An Introvert: What goes on in their mind?

Updated: Oct 5, 2021

To put it simply, introverts are people who don’t talk much and like spending time alone by themselves. It’s not that they do not enjoy company, it’s just that they feel their best when they are on their own. Speaking from an introvert’s point of view, you’ll see how one feels and interprets life.

Hello! I’m an introvert and I don’t talk much but today I’ll tell you what really goes on in my mind. First things first, just because I don’t talk a lot does not mean I don’t have my opinions. Sometimes I even feel my views are much better thought and clearer than other people’s thoughts.

Expressing it to people may lead to more opinions (sometimes judgments, ugh) and justifications, but hey listen, I am an introvert and I don’t really want all that so I’d rather keep it to myself. My thoughts are cozy in my mind, all to myself. I don’t have a lot of friends, just a few select ones who understand how socially awkward I can be.

The idea of socializing seems like a daunting task and I’d rather just stay home reading my book or watching my favorite show or drawing. Social awkwardness is something that comes to me naturally (haha, so proud!).

In times when I’m forced to go to social gatherings and try to keep my shit together where people are talking non-stop, I feel like energy is being sucked out of me. And then I’d need a whole day to myself to recharge.

Let me tell you the things that I am good at. I’m an avid listener. I like listening to people and what they have to say, also partly because I don’t have to talk much. Since I’m not much of the talking type, I am observing and analyzing things happening around me all the time.

Sometimes, I find a deeper meaning to things in my life that others can’t see or understand. I’m all about that ‘goal setting and crushing’ type with clear intentions but sometimes like everyone, I can be indecisive too.

I am great at giving advice by showering my life lessons to people who seek my help. I have vivid imagination skills, you wouldn’t wanna know what I think about because I would have hundreds of stories directed in my mind alone.

I prefer texts over phone calls, staying in over going out. I may seem all quiet and composed but that is only because I decide what I want to show to people. I can be witty and dorky too, only around people I’m really comfortable with, like my family and best friends. Small talk is really not my thing but I tend to it to avoid the awkward silence when I’m with someone new.

But on the contrary, I’m all about connecting on a deeper level like ‘talk to me about your life problems’ kinda level. I know it’s asking for too much and being kinda nosy, but hey, that’s how we are! Introverts are such good counselors when you need their help.

3 out of 5 people are introverts. I’m sure many of you reading this can relate. Introverts find solitude in the weirdest of things and oh, I don’t even want to get started on that. Anyway, that’s enough talk for one day (phew!) I’m gonna go hibernate now. Okay, bye.

Love, Darshana

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