While most people tend to oscillate back-and-forth between periods of introversion and extroversion, the true introvert is a unique being. Quiet and soulful, they exude an attractiveness that makes you want to know them better. So what is it about introverts that makes them so damned attractive?
They’re Great Listeners
In a world where most people are more concerned with talking that listening, speaking to an introvert is a breath of fresh air. As natural listeners, introverts will hear what you’re saying on a deeper level, leaving you feeling heard and understood. Most often, they won’t offer advice or insight unless asked.
Not possessing a great desire for social norms or interactions, the introvert will take their own time in sharing details about themselves. This makes the chase all that much sweeter, when they do finally come around to a place of comfort and trust to share with you. Their patience is legendary — and yours must be too.
A study, the Lemon Juice Study, showed something that introverts have a definite advantage in over extroverts: Sensitivity. Lemon juice was dropped on the tongues of both groups, and the introverts were able to salivate more than their extroverted counterparts, a result of the stimulation of the Reticular Activating System. This same system is used by the brain for social situations, implying that introverts are more socially aware than extroverts.
They Delay Gratification
Being inherently patient, introverts are more comfortable waiting for a reward. Because of this, they’re more inclined to make you wait for a reward as well — which makes them fantastic lovers. They’ve mastered the art of “hard to get” without even trying.
Introverts take their own time when making a decision. This increased tendency towards weighing all the options makes their choices better on average, due to their increased skills of observation. That’s not all, though: Harvard University even showed that the differences in an introvert’s brain also incline them towards deeper, more abstract thinking and decision making.
When an introvert has found a person that they trust, they hang onto them dearly — and would do anything for them. This is the love of an introvert: Because their shells can be so hard to break through, their centers are deep and full of love and compassion. Since every social interaction is a huge expenditure of energy for an introvert, having people close to them that they can feel comfortable around makes their worlds function more smoothly.
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