15. They’re Immune To The Instant Satisfaction Phenomenon
Ever wonder why introverts always seem content with whatever they’ve got, while extroverts always seem to be on the lookout for the next big hang out or party? Introverts have found the secret to contentment rather than our oft-searched-for fleeting happiness and immediate bliss.
Laurie Helgoe, PhD, says “their brains are less dependent on external stimuli and rewards to feel good. As a result, introverts are not driven to seek big hits of positive emotional arousal”.
The best way to describe this is to think of it in terms of coffee: While most of the world will choose the immediacy of instant coffee, K-Cups, or a McD’s order, introverts prefer it the old-fashioned way. They like the slow drip coffee that keeps you awake for hours, rather than that immediate half-jolt of instant satisfaction.
14. Introverts Take Time To Process
Click on any introvert article and you’ll see that the first thing anyone focuses on is the way introverts process. While there’s a lot to be said for people who are able to come up with beautiful, intelligent theories after having an idea tossed their way, the introverts are a little more low-key. Some people might even call them slow to offer their opinions or thoughts. In all honesty, we would agree… As would any introvert! Introverts recognize that they process internally. This means that they prefer to think about things and formulate a full answer before committing to saying something out loud. This helps them in relationships because, even though they might be quieter overall, thinking before they speak ensures that they’ll never be misunderstood when discussing important relationship things with their partner.