Knowing that you aren’t relying on anyone else to get you or take you home from an event is comforting. You’re able to enjoy yourself much easier this way.
When you connect with someone, you don’t take that for granted. You appreciate and value their relationship. You’re continually interested and let that person know through little gifts or frequent affirming words. You’ve probably said, “I love that we’ve met and now become such good friends!” or something along those lines. As an outgoing introvert, you feel this innate pull to keep working on yourself. You try not to settle and are always looking for ways to improve yourself in your career, health, relationships or overall well being. You probably seek out resources and aren’t afraid to make positive changes.
Further reinforcing this stereotype are movies like She’s All That and Can’t Buy Me Love where the popular kids make a bet that they can ‘make over’ the introvert and turn them into popular extroverts. Fortunately, the moral of most of these latter stories is that the introverts don’t need to be turned into exceptional, incredibly attractive people by the extroverted popular crowd. They already are. Introverts are incredibly attractive people, they just typically don’t put their awesomeness on display for everyone to see.
Introverts are very intentional about who they want to spend their time with. Any relationship, whether business, social, or romantic, requires a substantial investment of time and energy for an introvert. Because of this, introverts are not always on the prowl for the next big thing, the next score, the next connection that’ll help them climb the ladder. They’re invested in you and will remain invested in you no matter the distraction. They’ll defend you when nobody else will and be at your side when everyone else abandons you. Just don’t take their loyalty for granted or take advantage of them too many times. They’re loyal, however if you burn them too many times, they’ll be nothing more than a memory.
Until tomorrow: Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.
Introverts are incredibly attractive people, they just typically don’t put their awesomeness on display for everyone to see.