Quotes on Introvert

Introverts process information internally, and we don't like to express our thoughts until they are fully formed. Laurie Helgoe

I think a lot, but I don't say much. Anne Frank

Whatever makes you weird is probably your greatest asset. Joss Whedon

Introverts paradoxically pull away from culture and create culture. Laurie Helgoe

Emotionally I'm an introvert but it come off as aggression Kevin Gates

Extroverts are more responsive to high-intensity and "happy" stimuli, which may be why an extrovert gets frustrated at the less "readable" face of the introvert. Laurie Helgoe

When a quiet introvert talks, heads turn, and that's power. Laurie Helgoe

I am an introvert. I should get that out there now. Maggie Stiefvater

I would admit Im an introvert. I dont know why introverts have to apologize. Bill Gross

I am a minimalist. I like saying the most with the least. Bob Newhart

Beware of those who seek constant crowds; they are nothing alone. Charles Bukowski

Loneliness is failed solitude. Sherry Turkle

Introverts are generally more sensitive to low-intensity stimuli - they are mentally alerted to inputs that extroverts may miss. Laurie Helgoe

I was very shy and very reserved as a child, very, very introvert. Om Puri

Extroverts never understand introverts, and it was like that in school days. Neil Peart

The only thing a true introvert dislikes more than talking about himself is repeating himself. Jonathan Rauch

I'm not an introvert. I'm media shy. Steven A Cohen

Being a writer is a very private, internal process. Ultimately I am more the writer, being an introvert. Paula Cole

When I first read the words 'introvert' and 'extrovert' when I was 10, I thought I was both. Annie Dillard

Some introverts are perfectly comfortable with public speaking; I'm not one of them. Susan Cain

Introverts prefer to work independently, and solitude can be a catalyst to innovation. Susan Cain

You may think I'm small, but I have a universe inside my mind. Yoko Ono

Quiet is might. Solitude is strength. Introversion is power. Laurie Helgoe

You're always first when no one's on your side. Brandon Boyd

I'm okay, you're okay-in small doses. Jonathan Rauch

Everyone shines, given the right lighting. Susan Cain

This is why it is sometimes hard for introverts to find words: we really hate to compromise, and words are always a compromise. Laurie Helgoe

Art starts alone - and convinces society later. Douglas Davis

You may think I'm small, but I have a universe inside my mind. Yoko Ono

I am rarely bored alone; I am often bored in groups and crowds. Laurie Helgoe

I owe everything that I have done to the fact that I am very much at ease being alone. Marilynne Robinson

Cross the street to avoid making aimless chitchat with random acquaintances. Susan Cain

Don't think of introversion as something that needs to be cured. Susan Cain

Introverts need to trust their gut and share their ideas as powerfully as they can. Susan Cain

Extroverts are more attuned to social rewards, so they are more likely to flash a smile for effect. A notable exception are introverts - like me - whom I call "socially accessible" introverts. We have been trained well to smile and nod, which can place a burden on our processing efforts. Laurie Helgoe

If the extrovert is trying to "cheer up" the introvert - extroverts are programmed to seek social rewards! - he or she may feel like a failure if the introvert remains unmoved. Laurie Helgoe

Introverts often assume what's inside is visible on the outside. We don't have to invent or fake the emotion; we just need to allow it to be seen! Laurie Helgoe

I think Hamlet, as much as he loves his privacy and is kind of an introvert, he's a very functional introvert. When he has to be out, he can be out with people. Chukwudi Iwuji

There are a lot of people out there who are exactly half extrovert and half introvert and they love to be extroverts as long as they have enough time to go off and figure it all out. Dar Williams

For my 50th birthday I just want to make it all make sense [being exactly half introvert], and then a couple of weeks later do the blow-out with all my friends. Dar Williams

I am really an introvert, and I need that time alone for a variety of reasons. Kate Dicamillo

I do know that I need solitude, not only to write but to nourish myself (being, like most writers, an introvert) so that I do keep trying to write. Katherine Paterson

I think the best thing I have is the introvert's ability to listen when you're working on something as complicated as this and you have to really be aware of everyone's specialized skills. Jennifer Yuh Nelson

I think Jon Foo and my chemistry is incredible! Foo is a genuine introvert and I'm a genuine extrovert. We're the perfect ying and yang, on and off camera. Justin Hires

And I like large parties. They"re so intimate. At small parties there is' any privacy. F Scott Fitzgerald

When you're an introvert like me and you"ve been lonely for a while, and then you find someone who understands you, you become really attached to them. It's a real release. Lana Del Rey

Many actors, I've read, are introverts, and many introverts, when socializing, feel like actors. Jonathan Rauch

I'm continually amazed by how many people who appear to be extroverts are actually introverts. Susan Cain

I've got time, I hope, to make lots of quiet records. So quiet you won't be able to hear them. Evan Dando

I enjoy the quiet life. Martin Yan

I enjoy working in a quiet and subversive way. Andy Goldsworthy

When an introvert is quiet, don't assume he is depressed, snobbish or socially deficient. Laurie Helgoe

Introverts living under the Extroversion Ideal are like women in a man's world, discounted because of a trait that goes to the core of who they are. Susan Cain

It makes no sense to pack an auditorium with 5,000 people and then tell them to keep quiet. Tony Snow

Solitude has its own very strange beauty to it. Liv Tyler

The inquiry "who am I" turns the mind introvert and makes it calm. Ramana Maharshi

The only problem with seeing people you know is that they know you. Brent Runyon

People empty me. I have to get away to refill. Charles Bukowski

Though introverts are drained by interaction, we can take immense pleasure in watching the scene around us. Laurie Helgoe

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

In terms of, like, instant relief, canceling plans is like heroin. John Mulaney

Better to keep quiet and let people think you're an idiot than speak up and confirm it. Rodney Dangerfield

He's a wallflower. You see things. You keep quiet about them. And you understand. Stephen Chbosky

Inside was where she lived, physically and mentally. She resided in the horn of plenty of her own prodigious mind, fertilized by inexhaustible curiosity. Tim Lahaye

There are two kinds of authors - subjective and objective. Introverts are more inward looking. Ruskin Bond

Some people are introverts and if they don't have enough time for themselves, they don't feel right. And extroverts don't feel right with too much alone time. There are those who need walks in nature or they feel depressed. Your linchpin is the pin that makes the wheel go. If you lose it, the wheel falls apart. Agapi Stassinopoulos

I get a lot of letters from introverts asking how they can meet people. The key is to make sure that you are doing things you enjoy. Susan Cain

...because I rant not, neither rave of what I feel, can you be so shallow as to dream that I feel nothing? R.D. Blackmore

I'm very honest in my music and I'm often asked to explain the lyrics; as an introvert, I find that quite hard. And I always wear high heels on stage, which can be painful. Natasha Bedingfield

I don't have time for superficial friends. I suppose if you're really lonely you can call a superficial friend, but otherwise, what's the point? Courteney Cox

I'm probably the most introverted extrovert you'll ever meet. Up until I got this show I was constantly told, 'She was really good, but she's just not cute enough.' Nikki Cox

I'm really into strong, female roles - but they don't have to necessarily be loud - I'm just as interested in introverts too. Jessica Brown Findlay

Introverts like being introverts. We are drawn to ideas, we are passionate observers, and for us, solitude is rich and generative. Laurie Helgoe

Companionship is a foreign concept to some people. They fear it as much as the majority of people fear loneliness. Criss Jami

Telling an introvert to go to a party is like telling a saint to go to Hell. Criss Jami

We are all prone to the malady of the introvert who with the manifold spectacle of the world spread out before him, turns away and gazes only upon the emptiness within. Bertrand Russell

Introverts tend to internalize problems. In other words, we place the source of problems within and blame ourselves. Though introverts may also externalize and see others as the problem, it's more convenient to keep the problem "in house." Internalizers tend to be reliable and responsible, but we can also be very hard on ourselves. Laurie Helgoe

Justice and I became friends, though we were opposites in many ways - he was extroverted, I was introverted; he was lighthearted, I was serious. Nelson Mandela

I need to be alone for certain periods of time or I violate my own rhythm. Lee Krasner

All sorrow has its root in man's inability to sit quiet in a room by himself. Blaise Pascal

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