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For Brown Girls | 16 Signs You’re Probably An Introvert

In·tro·vert /ˈintrəˌvərt/ noun 1. a shy, reticent person.

Ret·i·cent /ˈredəsənt/ adjective 1. not revealing one’s thoughts or feelings readily.

As a brown girl, whether in America or elsewhere, we have our own set of expectations and standards that we are expected to conform to. Everyday we’re overcoming statistics, dismantling stereotypes and breaking generational curses….and that’s just being a brown girl. #MelaninMagic

When you have to do all the above while being naturally quiet, reserved, and introspective you add a whole ‘nother layer to your life’s journey. Although being an introvert, being shy and having social anxiety are three separate things, I’ve learned that for a lot of us #BrownGirls they operate together. They cause us to be extremely private ( we don’t like letting people in), less likely to speak up (even when we know we’re right) and a little anti social (people are draining). 

Even as an introvert, life has this crazy way of blessing some of us with graces that will force us out of our comfort zones. It’s hard to find your voice when you’re constantly re-evaluating yourself as your toughest critic.

Finding your voice is scary, mostly because it means you have something to say. Something to say to him or her, to mom or dad, to your professor, your best friend, society…… And more than likely, that thing is BOLD because you’ve had years to think about, develop and research those thoughts. Why do I know that? Well, introvert…duh. 

#SpeakUp and if you don’t know how, I’ll show you. Join us on the journey at www.IrresponsibleNatural.com

Just in case you’re not sure, here are 16 signs that you’re probably and introvert <3

1. Being Around Lots of People Drains Your Energy

2. You enjoy having time to yourself. 

3. You Have a Small Group of Close Friends

4. People Often Describe You as Quiet and May Find It Difficult to Get to Know You

5. Too Much Stimulation Leaves You Feeling Distracted and Unfocused

6. You Are Very Self-Aware

7. You Like to Learn By Watching

8. You Are Drawn to Jobs That Involve Independence

9. Your best thinking occurs when you’re by yourself.

10. You lead best when others are self-starters.

11. You’re the last to raise your hand when someone asks for something from a group.

12. Other people ask you your opinion.

13. You often wear headphones when you’re in a public situation.

14. You prefer not to engage with people who seem angry or upset

15. You receive more calls, texts, and emails than you make, unless you have no choice.

16. You don’t initiate small talk with salespeople or others with whom you have casual contact.

(Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. ; Kendra Cherry )

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