Albert Einstein, Rosa Parks, Eleanor Roosevelt, Warren Buffett, Mahatma Gandhi, Bill Gates, Steven Spielberg and Mark Zuckerberg. What’s unique about these people? In addition to being outrageously successful, they are also some of the best known shy introverts. Many people don’t understand introverts with their character misconstrued as arrogance. This article highlights the unique struggles introverts go through in everyday life. If you are an introvert trying to do homework in peace, you will relate with these daily problems.
1. Feeling Drained in Public Events
While everyone else seems to love parties and gigs, an introvert will cringe at the thought of it. Well, if you have to attend these events but you feel drained and wish just to go home and curl up with a good book or watch a movie alone.
2. Phone Calls And Interactions With Strangers
If there’s one thing introverts struggle with, it has to be strangers. When locked up indoors enjoying your me time and you hear a knock or get a call, there’s a feeling of panic and terror. Making calls or visiting strangers is equally unnerving but extroverts can’t understand this problem.
3. Feeling Underestimated
No one likes feeling underestimated and extroverts remedy such a problem by speaking up. For an introvert, you will have to withstand such treatment because speaking up is not an easy option.
4. Poor at Teamwork
Teamwork is a requirement in most learning and working situations and this is tough for an introvert. You find it hard to focus and think straight when working with people. Such problems lead to poor career growth.
5. Detesting The Spotlight
While extroverts revel in being in the spotlight, an introvert would rather have the earth break and swallows them alive. As an introvert, the last thing you want is to have people focus on you.
6. Small Talk
Most people love small talk but not introverts. They crave meaning and small talk has none of this and it drains introverts. They would rather have a deep conversation with a familiar person. Small talk it the bane of an introvert’s life.
7. Dealing With People’s Judging Views
As an introvert, you have to deal with people’s judging looks and views about your life. You love your company and this will elicit negative views form everyone around you and yet you can’t speak up about it.
8. Always Avoiding People You Know
It is a daily struggle for an introvert because you have to stay on the lookout lest you bump into people who want to engage in small talk.
9. Having Nothing To Add To The Story
Everyone at school or at work has an interesting story about their weekend and while you enjoyed being alone the entire weekend, you can’t say it. You have to struggle and avoid such groupings to continue enjoying your life.
10. Always Lying About Non-Existent Plans
As an introvert, you have to do a lot of lying and it comes with the territory. For instance, you should always have non-existent plants to avoid joining classmates and colleagues for parties. Spending time alone is always the plan.
The upside of being an introvert is that you can focus and get a lot of work done. An introvert can succeed as a thesis writer despite these daily challenges.
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