In a society where speaking up is associated with success, it is easy to see why extroverts are preferred over their quieter introverted counterparts. It seems that the bigger the personality the more likely an individual is to succeed in life. Fortunately for introverts, this is not true. There are a lot of traits that introverts have that go largely unnoticed and are actually major contributors to achieving success. Read on to see how an introvert can excel in life.

They are highly creative

Introverts often have strong creative abilities and know how to utilize them as well. Being creative can help them in the workplace because it allows them to think outside of the box for solutions. Introverts are also known to be great inventors because they know how to be innovative and meet the needs of a certain populations with a fresh new idea.

They are great listeners

Introverts may be quiet, but that does not mean that they are not paying attention. While more extroverted personalities are stealing the spotlight, introverts are quietly observing everything around them and taking detailed notes. From workplace situation to personal relationships, being able to listen to others often give individuals an advantage because they notice the little details that are crucial to remedying a particular issue.

They are highly independent

Introverts tend to be alone to recharge and thus are highly independent because of this. Whether they are pursuing a personal hobby or a work-related assignment, they are able to avoid social distractions and really focus on the task on hand. While they can also be great team members their ability to work on their own makes them invaluable members of any team.

They are trustworthy

Introverts can be trusted with confidential information, because they are more likely to not go around spilling the beans as more social extroverts might do. Creating this type of trust is important for success in life whether it is in the workplace creating alliances with co-workers or personal situations building trust that is the foundation of a healthy friendship.

They are self-aware

Introverts are often more in tune with how they present themselves to the world and thus are likely to use this to their advantage. Not only are introverts great listeners to others, but they are also great at self-reflection. Whether they are creating an engaging presentation during a work meeting or realizing their faults during a fight with their partner.

They think before they speak

Another strength of introverts is that they think about what they are going to say before they speak. This is a great trait to have since the wrong words can be detrimental, whether in the workplace or in personal relationships. Introverts are great at gauging the situation around them and then carefully crafting meaningful thoughts to others. Introverts may not to say a lot in general, but when they do speak everyone makes sure to pay attention because they know they do not just blurt out what is on their minds.

They are sensitive

Introverts are successful because they are sensitive to other people’s needs. Whether they sense something that their boss needs before they are even asked or helping a friend out who is sick with extra T.L.C., these acts of thoughtfulness are always remembered and are replicated. In the future their boss will remember them going the extra mile when they are considering who deserves a promotion and friends will value their friendships with someone who was sensitive to their needs. Sensitive people are always thought of as vulnerable, but in this case sensitivity is definitely a strength.

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