I had a conversation with a coach yesterday who was seemed shocked to learn that I believe that introversion is a blessing. Here are just a few reasons why I believe that our personality type is a blessing…perhaps in disguise.
Extroverts act quickly, while introverts use their introspection before acting.
Extroverts crave attention, while introverts are content with themselves.
Extroverts speak quickly, while introverts think before they speak.
Extroverts get energy from others, while introverts get energy from themselves.
Extroverts value breadth of experience, while introverts value depth of experience.
Extroverts think out loud, while introverts solve things in their head.
Extroverts are “social” with everyone, while introverts are “social” with small groups of their choosing.
So what do you think? Is introversion a “curse” or is it a “blessing”? Why?