Are you an introvert trying to make sense of the fast-paced world you're in? Or are you an extrovert just trying to understand your introverted friends? Introversion can often be misunderstood as shyness or aloofness. Either way, these 20 quotes will give you more insight into the quiet power of introverts.
Introverts are often perceived to be aloof or disinterested. Introverts can also often feel ashamed about their desire to be by themselves or with a small group of people. But there is a lot of power in being an introvert.
Studies have shown that introversion can often be a source of deep, reflective thought. They have also demonstrated that introverts tend to be better listeners.
Some of the most iconic people in history were introverts, like Albert Einstein. So instead of trying to change an introvert's reserved nature and dislike of large crowds, learn a little more about the quiet power of introverts with these 20 quotes.
Susan Cain's quote ''Don't think of introversion as something that needs to be cured…Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to." | Image: AmoDays
"Without great solitude, no serious work is possible." — Pablo Picasso
"I’m very picky with whom I give my energy to. I prefer to reserve my time, intensity, and spirit exclusively to those who reflect sincerity." — Dau Voire
"Alone had always felt like an actual place to me, as if it weren’t a state of being, but rather a room where I could retreat to be who I really was." — Cheryl Strayed
"We don't need giant personalities to transform companies. We need leaders who build not their own egos but the institutions they run." — Susan Cain
"Blessed are those who do not fear solitude, who are not afraid of their own company, who are not always desperately looking for something to do, something to amuse them with, and something to judge." — Paulo Coelho
Marcus Aurelius' quote "Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul." | Image: AmoDays
"The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulate the creative mind." — Albert Einstein
"Don’t underestimate me because I’m quiet. I know more than I say, think more than I speak, and observe more than you know." — Michaela Chung
"Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind. Be alone—that is the secret of invention: be alone, that is when ideas are born." — Nikola Tesla
''Don't think of introversion as something that needs to be cured…Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to." — Susan Cain
"Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul." — Marcus Aurelius
Albert Einstein's quote "The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulate the creative mind." | Image: AmoDays
"Turns out, embracing their quiet nature does not cause introverts to flee to a shack in the woods. It empowers them to engage with the world – but on their own terms." — Susan Cain
"Introverts are collectors of thoughts, and solitude is where the collection is curated and rearranged to make sense of the present and future." — Laurie Helgoe
"Another explained, I think I’d speak for any introvert when I say if you could hear all the thoughts running through an introvert’s mind at any given moment – you’d feel like you’d just had your ear talked off for the last hour." — Sophia Dembling
"Introverts live in two worlds: We visit the world of people, but solitude and the inner world will always be our home." — Jenn Granneman
"We have two ears and one mouth and we should use them proportionally." — Susan Cain
Susan Cain's quote "Turns out, embracing their quiet nature does not cause introverts to flee to a shack in the woods. It empowers them to engage with the world – but on their own terms." | Image: AmoDays
"When from our better selves we have too long been parted by the hurrying world, and droop. Sick of its business, of its pleasures tired, how gracious, how benign is solitude." — William Wordsworth
"In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone." — Rollo May
"Your solitude will be a support and a home for you, even in the midst of very unfamiliar circumstances, and from it you will find all your paths." — Rainer Maria Rilke
"A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live." — Bertrand Russell
"There is no such thing as a pure introvert or extrovert. Such a person would be in the lunatic asylum." — Carl Jung
Jenn Granneman's quote "Introverts live in two worlds: We visit the world of people, but solitude and the inner world will always be our home." | Image: AmoDays
The fact is, no one is ever a pure introvert or extrovert. Our individual uniqueness can help us adapt to different situations to suit our purpose. So to every introvert out there, go forth and choose yourself! And to every extrovert, introverts love you even though you tend to talk a lot!
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