In a previous post, it was mentioned that there are many proofs and studies that have been done to understand the physiological make up of the brain difference among extroverts and introverts. In addition to that, there are some other reasons an extrovert may never understand everything about their introvert friend. Here are a few of those.
INTROVERSION AND EXTROVERSION IS PRIMARILY HOW A PERSON GETS THEIR ENERGY. THIS IS THE MAIN FEATURE OF THE 2.
Introverts are completely drained around people, while extroverts are completely drained by being alone. When I was a lot younger, before I knew any of these things, I had to go to a big family Christmas party. There were probably around 50-60 people there. After only a little while, I needed to go off alone, and for quite a long time. I was only 7 or 8, but that's when I started realizing how much people physically drained me.
THERE ARE A NUMBER OF SUB-TRAITS ASSOCIATED WITH INTROVERSION
--An introvert may also have extroverted traits.
Some people will just never understand that it's very possible to be an introvert, while also enjoying some social settings, but only for a few hours. Introverts are very in tune with what drains them, but still, we desire to go out to be social and meet people. This is the whole conundrum.
--WE MAY SEEM VERY OUTGOING TO PEOPLE WE HAVE KNOWN OUR WHOLE LIFE, AND FAMILY MEMBERS
If we've known people our whole life, then of course we are more comfortable around them. It's new people, or even distant relatives (like at that party I mentioned) that drains us. And first impressions and introductions are usually very awkward.
These should be self-explanatory and are more general to most introverts.
--Introverts are very self-aware and thoughtful
--They enjoy understanding the details
--Interested in self-knowledge and self-understanding
--They tend to keep emotions private
--Quiet and reserved in large groups or around unfamiliar people
--Tends to have a smaller group of friends
--Typically chooses friends much more carefully
--Closest relationships tend to be profound and significant
--Prefers to interact 1-on-1 rather than in large groups
--Finds “small talk” tedious but enjoys deep, meaningful conversations
--Thinks about things before talking to have a full understanding of a concept before voicing an opinion or offering an explanation