Thursday, March 17, 2011

I Think I Am So.

Was surfing the internet and reading stuff when I came across the word "introvert". I've never really fully get the meaning of being an introvert before, and so I googled it up and found this..

Introvert Definition:

Contrary to what most people think, an introvert is not simply a person who is shy. In fact, being shy has little to do with being an introvert! Shyness has an element of apprehension, nervousness and anxiety, and while an introvert may also be shy, intoversion itself is not shyness. Basically, an introvert is a person who is energized by being alone and whose energy is drained by being around other people.

Introverts are more concerned with the inner world of mind. They enjoy thinking, exploring their thoughts and feelings. They often avoid social situations because being around people drains their energy. This is true even if they have good social skills. After being with people for any length of time, such as at a party, they need time alone to "recharge".

When introverts want to be alone, it is not, by itself, a sign of depression. It means that they either need to regain their energy from being around people or that they simply want the time to be with their own thoughts. Being with people, even people they like and are comfortable with, can prevent them from their desire to be quietly introspective.

Being introspective, though does not mean that an introvert never has conversations. However, those conversations are generally about ideas and concepts, not about what they consider the trivial matters of social small talk.

Introverts make up about 60% of the gifted population but only about 25-40% of the general population. Source here

So are you an introvert? I think I am so, slightly. Wouldn't consider myself as a full fledged introvert, because while reading this it immediately reminded me of one of my close friends here (for which we are quite the opposites in nature). I think she needs to read this. I don't see being an introvert is a bad thing though, I wish I were an introvert. Introverts seem cooler to me.

I found something else too that is interesting. It's a..

Chart Comparing High Achievers, Gifted Learners and Creative Thinkers.

A High Achiever...A Gifted Learner...A Creative Thinker...
Remembers the answersPoses unforeseen questionsSees exceptions
Is interestedIs curiousWonders
Is attentiveIs selectively mentally engagedDaydreams; may seem off task
Generates advanced ideasGenerates complex, abstract ideasOverflows with ideas, many of which will never be developed
Works hard to achieveKnows without working hardPlays with ideas and concepts
Answer the questions in detailPonders with depth and multiple perspectivesInjects new possibilities
Performs at the top of the groupIs beyond the groupIs in own group
Responds with interest and opinionsExhibits feelings and opinions from multiple perspectivesShares bizarre, sometimes conflicting opinions
Learns with easeAlready knowsQuestions: What if...
Needs 6 to 8 repetitions to masterNeeds 1 to 3 repetitions to masterQuestions the need for mastery
Enjoys the company of age peersPrefers the company of intellectual peersPrefers the company of creative peers but often works alone
Understands complex, abstract humorCreates complex, abstract humorRelishes wild, off-the-wall humor
Grasps the meaningInfers and connects conceptsMakes mental leaps: Aha!
Completes assignments on timeInitiates projects and extensions of assignmentsInitiates more projects that will ever be completed
Is receptiveIs intenseIs independent and unconventional
Is accurate and completeIs original and continually developingIs original and continually developing
Enjoys school oftenEnjoys self-directed learningEnjoys creating
Absorbs informationManipulates informationImprovises
Is a technician with expertise in a fieldIs an expert who abstracts beyond the fieldIs an inventor and idea generator
Memorizes wellGuesses and infers wellCreates and brainstorms well
Is highly alert and observantAnticipates and relates observationsIs intuitive
Is pleased with own learningIs self-criticalIs never finished with possibilities
Gets A'sMay not be motivated by gradesMay not be motivated by grades
Is ableIs intellectualIs idiosyncratic

1 comment:

missnadira said... baru baca ni.haha.nice read btw.:P