Friday, July 9, 2010


A friend of mine is an excellent writer. But on the phone or in person, no words will come. Never talks that much and listens only with a smile. Lot of people will mistake these people as “stuck up”. Actually they are introverts.

An introvert is not just a shy person. He/She is a person who is energized by being alone. Their energy is drained by being around other people.

They are concerned with their inner mind. They enjoy thinking, exploring their thoughts and feelings. Even if they have good social skills, they avoid being around people. These social situations drain their energy. After being with people, they want to be alone to “recharge”.

They also have a hard time being goofy in front of the camera. They cannot tell a joke to more than a couple of people at a time. But they can be extremely witty. Introverts’ personality traits are definitely not neurotic.

Some people mistake them as depressed. They simply want time to be with their own thoughts. 70% of the introverts are gifted people. Gifted people are the ones whose IQ is 130 or above. Introverts' contributions to society far exceed their numbers. Many of these people have changed our lives incalculably. Some of the famous introverts are:

Albert Einstein
Steven Spielberg
Charles Darwin
Warren Buffett
Michael Jordan
Isaac Newton
Friedrich Nietzsche
Hans Christian Anderson
Others (They Got Brains)


  1. I am like introvert.

  2. Nice write up. Now write one on extroverts.

  3. Thanks for your comments Titaxy. You are also an introvert? OK. I will add you to the list of Very
    Special (VS).

  4. Thanks for your comments Chitra. Will try to write one on extroverts. Thanks for giving me an idea.

  5. Nice post SG. and that's an impressive list :)
    Almost everyone thinks introverts are snobs. They don't know what they are missing by not knowing the real introverts :)

  6. Nice one SG! Very informative...

    ~ NRIGirl

  7. I am no special and all. Just a very normal introvert :)

  8. It is only when you know such people well that you realize they are not stuck-up at all.

  9. Thanks for your comments Shruthi. Introverts are very misunderstood people.

  10. Thanks for your comments NRIGirl. I am glad you liked this post.

  11. Thanks for your commens Titaxy. Your comment shows you are very humble. But to us, you are Very Special.

  12. Thanks for your comments Jayashree. You are correct. When we get to know them we will realize they are not stuck up at all.

  13. Absolutely enjoyed your post because I am an introvert. When people don't understand that, they believe I am being very rude or stuck up or showing an attitude. Though it was great and inspiring to see the list of famous introverts, the world today is shaped by the extroverts who take great pride in being so. The shelf life of introverts who are ordinary and leading ordinary lives becomes sadly curtailed to almost nothing. I find that sad and deplorable coz its not a person's fault that he/she is an introvert by nature. The world today gives little regard or respect to introverts. Time will tell how history will judge the introverts of this era. Not all may ever make it to the list that you've mentioned. Yet I do admit the list is inspirational, SG, thank you for posting.

  14. Thanks for your wonderful comments Sanand. Just for your information me and my wife are extreme extroverts. But we are surrounded by (close relatives and friends) introverts. Therefore, we understand them. We will never think them as rude or stuck up or showing some attitude. We know they are energized when they are alone. They can be extremely witty also.

  15. SG-- nice post, nice to visit your blog again, it's been too long. Albert Einstein and Michael Jordan, hmm, would have been fun to see those two introverts meet.:)