6 Types of Introverts You’ll Meet and How to Befriend Them

Whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, eventually you’ll want to make friends with some of the specimens knowns as the Introvertium excellentus (in modern days known as the Introvert). Here are descriptions of the different types of this fascinating sub-species of Homo sapiens and tips for befriending each one.

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Travelling Solo: Tips for Introverted Types

On a quiet August day at a beach just an hour away from Amsterdam--introvert bliss! Photo credit: me, 2014.
On a quiet August day at a beach just an hour away from Amsterdam–introvert bliss! Photo credit: me, 2014.

As the weather gets nicer here in the west coast of Canada, I’m getting increasingly itchier feet to see things besides the view of the campus from my classroom windows. Maybe you’re longing for new sights, too! So here are my two cents/pence/etc. for travelling solo as an introvert, including some of my travel photos!

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Travelling with Others as an Introvert: Tips to Make it Work

This photo, “IMG_4674 - Gimmelwald - Mountain Hostel,” is copyright (c) 2007 thisisbossi and made available under an Attribution-ShareAlike license.
This photo, “IMG_4674 – Gimmelwald – Mountain Hostel,” is copyright (c) 2007 thisisbossi and made available under an Attribution-ShareAlike license.

Whether you have already bought your tickets or are only considering going travelling in the coming months, it’s smart to think about who you will or might travel with. Travelling with others has the potential to strengthen your relationships… or to make you wish you’d listened to your parents when they told you to never leave the country.

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Why Budget Travelling? Why Not? One Introvert’s Perspective

How would you like to leave behind everything you know, besides a bag full of things and maybe a friend or two, to see another part of the world? I’m talking bare-bones travel here–no tour guides to choose your hotels, your meals, which sights you see. Just you in a noisy hostel, making your own decisions, pronouncing words in foreign languages incorrectly but still getting by.

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3 Problems in Group Work that Introverts Can Overcome

This photo, “Creative Teamwork,” is copyright (c) 2013 Glen Forde and made available under an Attribution-ShareAlike license.
This photo, “Creative Teamwork,” is copyright (c) 2013 Glen Forde and made available under an Attribution-ShareAlike license.

Be it for a class or your job, often working with a group or team involves, er, teamwork. Which tends to entail interpersonal interactions. Which introverts tire of.

Teamwork: The process of working collaboratively with a group of people in order to achieve a goal (from Business Dictionary).

Right. Collaboration. Meaning not working alone in your little corner. (I have a little corner: third floor of the university library, by the window giving me a view of the campus. You should have a little corner, too.)

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