19 Signs You’re Really an Introvert

19 Signs You're Really an Introvert

Here’s the thing: you’re quiet. You don’t function the same way others do. And that’s perfectly okay. You’re an introvert – and you have nothing to be ashamed of.

If you’ve just discovered the magical and empowering word “introvert,” I want you to know that you’re in good company.

Did you know that between 25% to 40% of people are introverts? And even those people in your life who seem loud and outgoing might be introverts too. (More on that soon!)

So the question is that now you’ve discovered you’re an introvert … then what? 

What do you do with that knowledge?

As an introvert with a mission, my job is to help you.

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  • 19 Signs You’re an Introvert
  • 15 Myths About Introverts
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  • Extroverted-Introverts
  • There Are 4 Types of Introverts
  • Take Our Free Introvert / Extrovert Test

What is an Introvert?

The word introvert comes from the Latin intro (to the inside) and vertere (to turn). So in essence, introversion refers to the tendency to turn within; to live a rich inner life. Psychologically, the word introvert was popularized in the 1920s by Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung. Jung proposed that there were two main personality types: introverts and extroverts. Everyone has a tendency to lean toward either side of the spectrum. These days, an introvert is understood as a person who is quiet, enjoys spending time alone or with a couple of close friends, and prefers calm environments.

As I write in my book Quiet Strength:

If you are an introvert, you are born with a temperament that craves to be alone, delights in meaningful connections, thinks before speaking and observes before approaching. If you are an introvert, you thrive in the inner sanctuary of the mind, heart and spirit, but shrink in the external world of noise, drama and chaos. As an introvert, you are sensitive, perceptive, gentle and reflective. You prefer to operate behind the scenes, preserve your precious energy and influence the world in a quiet, but powerful way.

19 Signs You’re an Introvert

Here are signs to look out for:

  1. You crave to spend time alone after a busy day
  2. You find small talk incredibly taxing
  3. You are perceptive and notice things other’s miss
  4. You feel overwhelmed in a big crowd of people
  5. You dislike noisy and fast-paced environments
  6. You often need space to think and process
  7. You’re an intense person
  8. Your interests and hobbies don’t depend on others
  9. If you can avoid a get-together/party, you will
  10. Networking makes you feel uncomfortable
  11. You prefer to take life slowly and steadily
  12. You have a small number of friends
  13. You find people draining
  14. You tend to overthink everything
  15. You possess a high level of self-awareness
  16. You tend to ruminate and obsess
  17. Topics such as science, philosophy, and spirituality interest you
  18. You hate being the center of attention
  19. You’re a good listener, but struggle to speak your thoughts

How many of these introvert signs can you relate to? Share in the comments!

15 Myths About Introverts

We’re the creative Dr. Seuss’, the soulful singing Adeles and the eccentric Salvador Dalis. We constitute a great percentage of the world’s best thinkers, philosophers, scientists, and artists. Yet we find ourselves bullied, belittled, and misdiagnosed as being socially inept and even threatening.

Written by Aletheia Luna

Aletheia Luna is an influential spiritual writer whose work has changed the lives of thousands of people worldwide. After escaping the religious sect she was raised in, Luna experienced a profound existential crisis that led to her spiritual awakening. As a psychospiritual counselor and professional writer, Luna’s mission is to help others become conscious of their entrapment and find joy, empowerment, and liberation in any circumstance. See more of her work at

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