Let me in todays article show you how different types of introverts may come to develop to manage their subjective preference. The first is the avoidant introvert, the second is the aggressive introvert, and the third is the balanced introvert. Because balance is a difficult thing, we may all occasionally lose our balance, and I want to show you what happens then, and what you can do next.
Three types of introverts
Introverts have a subjective preference. The inner world is regarded more favourably than the outer world. The outer world is seen as problematic, dangerous, or annoying to the introverted type. This more negative perspective makes avoidance strategies common among introverts, making them seen as shy, withdrawn, or isolated at times. But ideally, being a subjective type just makes you a person that will balance your mind by taking time to yourself.
When on your own, you can relax, your mood becomes more stable, your emotions become less unruly, and you feel more zen. Introverts prefer to take things slow and steady, taking things one step at a time. The introverts are steady, calm, and zen when they are subjective. It is only when the introvert loses this balance and becomes caught up in outer events that their negative, affective, and moody side comes out. Many introverts can seem overly negative to others suggestions.
They may start with the problems of an idea they just heard, and they may seem inconvenienced by being “out there”, like it makes them angry, ashamed, or worried to be there. For introverts, the outer world is the key to your more negative and shaky emotions and impressions. The outer world always seems to threaten the balance you keep carefully on the inside, but if you integrate it, it can help you grow. By learning to manage the negative emotions and balancing yourself, you can be just as outgoing as any other type, using the outer world to learn more about yourself, both the good and the bad.
Level One – The Avoidant Introvert
These types of introverts are often confused with being melancholics, but they are usually more calm, peaceful, and tranquil than the anxious introvert.
Often more caught up with their own head, little tends to happen on the outside in this persons life. This is a slow-moving, steady, and unbelievably calm introvert. They have a high self-composure, showing little sign of worry or problems, unlike the more melancholic introverted types. But it might be that they are a little sheltered. They invite little into their life that can upset their routine and stability. They may be avoiding opportunities and patterns, perhaps out of fear of the world around them. Often, being able to take a risk once in a while, can be more than positive.
- Tends to push others away, prone to isolating themselves
- Struggles to deal with discomfort and challenges
- Instead of setting boundaries, push people away entirely
- Struggles to share their thoughts and perspectives with others
- Seems perfectly fine with nothing at all, but actually confuses peace with joy
Level Two – The Aggressive Introvert
These types of introverts can seem like choleric extroverts, unnecessarily on and engaging, and slightly more anxious than the average introvert. They are people who are pushing their own head and thoughts into the world, often while ignoring everyone else.
Introverts that are too caught up in the world may seem shaky, uncentered, moody, and rattled. They may be outgoing, active, and engaging individuals, but often with a snarl. They clearly don’t seem well, overwhelmed by the world, rather than calm and centred. And they may seem restless and like their eyes are always jumping around, and like something is wrong, even if it’s not. Usually, they may seem pessimistic. They are active in the world not because it is fun or stimulating, but because they are annoyed with the state of the world and trying hard to keep it in good order.
- Seems negative or critical of everything and everyone
- Gets out there, but doesn’t seem happy
- Struggles to set boundaries and to take downtime
- Talks because of anxiety and worry rather than genuine love for sharing information
- Rushes things, but also feels rushed by others.
Level Three – The Balanced Introvert
This introvert understands that it is necessary to challenge your own comfort zone to grow. But this introvert is also able to say no and to set boundaries in times when it feels too much. This introvert sets boundaries without pushing others away, taking some time to unwind, and to center, but without running away from the world or from close friends. They integrate others perspectives and thoughts with their own inner world, seeing others perspectives from within themselves. They let their thoughts take the time they need to unravel, but also recognize blocks in their own mind. When blocked, they invite adventure and people to challenge their mind, starting up their thinking process, helping them unlock their creativity.
- Sets healthy boundaries when necessary
- Takes time to own needs
- Pushes themselves when they see the potential of achieving something good from it
- Takes a minute to reflect on an idea before they say yes or no.
- Finds that sweet spot – where they can explore the world in a calm and deep manner, without getting overwhelmed.