I’m Not Good Enough
Introverts and Impostor Syndrome. Introverts are often seen as shy, withdrawn, or invisible. They may be underestimated by others and feel like they don’t quite fit in. However, once you get to know them, introverts are some of the most fascinating and unforgettable people you’ll ever meet.
Introverts have a fear of social interaction. This is because they do not like the feeling of being around people for too long. And they often do not like having to talk to people. Introverts would rather be alone than have to talk to people.
They have their own thoughts and ideas, which they prefer to keep to themselves. Introverts often are not interested in the company of others. They would much rather spend time alone, reading a book or listening to music.
An introvert typically does not like small talk. They would rather start a conversation about something that interests them.
Introverts are some of the most fascinating and unforgettable people you’ll ever meet. They have a certain charm and charisma, even though they don’t always feel comfortable around other people.
They may seem mysterious, but they’re not hard to understand. Introverts are simply people who get their energy from being alone and want to spend a good portion of their time by themselves.
Quiet, Shy, and Reserved
Introverts are quiet. They don’t feel the need to fill every silence with chatter. Small talk bores them, so they won’t engage in it. Instead, they would rather have meaningful conversations with a few close friends. Introverts are often shy, but not always.
Some introverts are outgoing and feel at ease around others while some are only comfortable with a few close friends. Whatever the case may be, they’re not usually the center of attention in social situations. In fact, they prefer to be on the sidelines and listen to what other people have to say.
Impostor Syndrome and Introverts
Many Introverts suffer from Impostor Syndrome. Impostor Syndrome is when you feel like a fraud. You’re convinced that one day everyone will realize you’re not as smart or talented as they think you are. It often makes people feel insecure and inferior, even when they have accomplished so much.
Impostor Syndrome is especially difficult for Introverts because they do not seek out recognition for their accomplishments. They often keep their successes to themselves, which only reinforces the feelings of fraudulence.
It can be hard for an Introvert to shake these feelings of inferiority, especially when it comes to tasks that involve public speaking and networking.
Do you ever feel you’re not qualified or ready to share your work? Like something is missing?
Watch this short (funny) video to learn more about Impostor Syndrome:
If any of this hits home for you, take my Free 5-Day Challenge for Introverts.