Why Are Introverts More Social at Home?
The central discrepancy criterion between extraversion and introversion is the perception of the external world. For introverts, the inner world of imagination and reflection is closer while extraverts prefer the outer world more. Introverts are more distant from strangers, and unknown people are spending most of their time in their comfort zone together with people they feel safe with – at home.
Introverts do not like leaving their comfort zone. One of the biggest differences between introverts and extroverts is the way they get their energy. Extraverts are more focused on outside world gathering energy from communication and external interaction, whereas introverts feel themselves more vivid and productive when they are alone in their comfort zone. Many introvert type people are social beyond their homes, they even can feel themselves confident and at ease in the company of people, but the main point that they need time alone with their thoughts to balance their energy. Home is the perfect place where they can be more social and at the same time regenerate themselves.
Typical introverts are closed and distant, hold feelings under control from everybody except trusted friends and family members who make them feel secure. It is known that they like to be alone in quietness and undisturbed environment, but that doesn’t mean that they do not want to communicate with others at times. They like to set goals to achieve and missions to perform. Moreover, when the problem is resolved, they want to share their experience. Otherwise, they feel lonely. The point is that they need sincere communication and just with one person at a time. They can turn on social skills without any difficulty, and what is more, they are not only good listeners, but also good talkers in conversation fodders they are interested in. Anyway, any interaction with other people becomes a challenge for introverts, that’s why family members are a more preferable way to go.
To conclude, introverts are normal people who just need more private space and time for thoughts and analyzing. They can communicate with others, but feel better at home in their shell with people they know and feel safe with.
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