By Overthinking Introverts Can Often Isolate Themselves—Dwelling in Self-Doubt and Negative Self-Talk or Simply by Failing to Practice Timely Participation in Conversations
Do a quick Google search: what is an introvert? You’ll find more smoke and hokum than you ever thought possible. People’s opinions of us range from “shy” and “quiet” through “thoughtful” to “intellectual” or even “cerebral,” These are all introvert personality traits that are—rightly or wrongly—applied to all of us across the board simply because people just don’t understand what an introvert really is.
Introversion isn’t a lifestyle we’ve chosen for ourselves.
Introversion isn’t a trendy buzzword we apply because we spotted it in a hashtag on Instagram.
Introversion isn’t shyness or a preference to be alone.
Introversion is a real biological difference that can be measured at very basic levels that run far deeper than the psychological differences that pop up.
However, one statement about introverts you’ll find floating around on the Internet is true: we overthink things all the time.
Proponents of introversion—mostly those of us (like Susan Cain) who have used our introvert powers for good and have carved out a bit of the collective human attention for themselves—they call that being “analytical.” I don’t know about you but sometimes when my mind is on overdrive it feels like a hamster spinning on a squeaky wheel.
This happens most often at night. When I’m trying to sleep. Because I have something important to do the next day.Continue reading “Why Do Introvert People Think Too Much?”