Introverts are someone who likes to be alone and not mingle with others. This is just the basic definition of someone who is an introvert. But do you know how life is for an introvert, let me tell you that too differs from person to person? Yes, I am an introvert and I have been like this since I was born. My teachers used to complain to my parents saying I don’t speak to anyone and I am always with myself sitting in one place in the school.
I never had any friends in school and it is only during college that I slowly started opening up and interacting with others. For me, life changed completely when I entered my graduation college and did a course on business management. Lots of project work, assignments, internal assessment, field visits, etc. made me be with so many people with different thoughts and opinions that I understood how much I missed knowing about people when I was enjoying my introverted during my school life.
When I got my first job, my boss who was extremely an extrovert used to feel I was good at nothing because I didn’t express my achievements back then and he had total doubt on my abilities that I will ever be a good professional in my life. All he had was a bunch of criticisms on my work and he failed to look at how much effort was I put in to live up to the work expectations.
Eventually, I dropped out of that circle of friends I had gained from that job and started working on my inner strengths and that is reading and writing. I started reading affirmations that made me confident about myself the way I am and I really stopped comparing myself with others’ achievements and expectations. I just did my job and left the place in various stages of my personal and professional life and today I can proudly say that it is really really okay to be an introvert as far as you are happy being with yourself.