Some of the world’s successful people in business, politics, science, literature, arts and entertainment were introverts-the list includes Bill Gates, Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, Audrey Hepburn and JK Rowling. Until you succeed, being an introvert is considered a disadvantage and you often feel inferior to your extrovert counterparts. The word introvert was first used by Psychologist Carl Jung in 1920 to describe people who are drawn to themselves, their thoughts, feelings and emotions.
New research and understanding of introverts have revealed that introverts have their unique strengths that may be useful for organizations, family life and society but most often they are overlooked by people.
Here are some of the blessings and curses of being an introvert.