Have you seen any introverted students at school? Are you an introverted student? Do you want to know their characteristics?
A lot of introverted students in school are always misunderstood by their fellow students, lecturers, teachers, hostel mates, and etc. The teens are tough for anyone. But being an introverted teen comes with its own specific set of painful problems.
In a world and a society that can never stop talking, here comes an introvert who is quiet. Life can be somehow difficult for an introvert when he finds himself in the crowd and an environment that there is much stimulation.
Who is An Introvert
An introvert is someone who:
- Enjoys Solitude
- Enjoys small group
- Gets distracted and unfocused when there is much stimulation
- Is always self conscious (Self awareness)
- Loves to learn by watching
- prefers independence.
- Feels most times shy.
Shyness indicates a fear of people or social situations. Introverts, on the other hand, simply do not like to spend lots of time interacting with other people.
In this article, you will see some of the characteristics of introverted students, and how to understand them. From the above, you have seen the characteristics of introverts. When it comes to the school setting, it is very easy to spot introverted students.
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Characteristics of Introverted Students
1. They Enjoy Reading and Studying Alone:
Most introverted students enjoy doing it their own way. Note that there is a clear different between reading in a quiet place than to enjoy reading in quiet places. Introverted students read in quiet places and they enjoy it very well. You will always find them in the school libraries, and reading rooms. They can spend hours in these quiet places studying without losing concentration.Sometimes you begin to wonder how they cope with it. Do not worry. Whenever you see them, this will tell you that they are introverted students.
2. They Enjoy Solitude:
These students can spend time alone just doing nothing. They prefer to be in lonely places to think than with other students. A few hours alone with a good book, a peaceful nature walk or your favorite television program are great ways to help you feel recharged and energized.
3. They Get Easily Drained When Around other students:
One of the major characteristics of this personality type is that introverted students have to expend energy in social situations like in the classrooms, meetings, excursions, field-trips, etc unlike extroverts who gain energy from such interactions. This is one of the characteristics of introverted students.
4. They Prefer to Learn by Watching Video Tutorials:
Since social gatherings like lectures, making presentations, etc may be a nightmare to introverted students, they prefer to learn by watching tutorials on how to do a particular thing than meeting someone to learn it from. Introvert prefer watching tutorials on how to start a blog, start a fish farming business, than learning it from someone. While extroverts typically learn through trial and error, introverts learn best by watching. An extroverted student will try and fail then starts over again before he or she learns.
5. They Are Always Self-Aware:
An introverted student enjoy gaining deep knowledge themselves. Introverted students think their fellow students are looking at them. They become very much aware of themselves whenever they make presentations. For the anxious introverts, they begin to sweat whenever they are in the public just because they are very careful when taking actions. Introverted students tend to enjoy simply thinking about and examining things in their own minds. Most of which can lead to low self esteem if they evaluate themselves bad.
Most times, extroverts find it difficult to understand (cope with) these introverted students at school. The reason is because, extroverted students have opposite characters. These extroverts do the following to introverted students:
- They underestimate them because they are quiet.
- They try to bully these introverted students especially if they happen to be room mates.
How to Understand Yourself as an Introverted Students At School
The best way to manage yourself is to understand yourself. When you fail to understand yourself, it will be difficult to know how to fix yourself. A bicycle has its manual so also most electronic gadgets ( refrigerator, electric iron etc). You understand yourself than any other persons around you.
As an introverted student, you must be struggling with other students trying to look down on you. But let me tell you, it is possible to manage this when you have fully understand yourself.
Some of the things you must understand are:
- Introversion is given to you by nature. Therefore don’t try to change it. The more you do, the more fake you will become.
- Whenever you feel drained as a result of much stimulation from the environment, especially in classroom, you can rest a little, take deep breaths, or take permission from the lecturer to get charged.
- Do not try to please people.
- Do not allow anyone to look down on you.
- Do not try to be immature just to fit in.
- Let people know you are an introvert.
- Be confident when communicating.
- Extroverted students may try to force you to be like them, you can always prevent this but in a calm way.
- Before making presentations in the class, take time to charge yourself.
- Another thing to know about an introverted student is that they prefer deep talks. Therefore, these students need to prepare and know a particular topic before involving in any conversation.
Some of the Comments made by Introverts Include:
1. Rhonda Says:
I wish I’d known this when I was a teenager; I think it could have made me feel more at peace with myself and perhaps I could have avoided some of the pitfalls of trying to fit in and be what I thought I was supposed to be, or what others thought I should be. I hope this article will make a difference in the life of a teen facing this dilemma today.
2. Wanda Says:
Introversion is real, so also extroversion. The key difference is where each gets their energy from. An introvert get energy from staying alone while an extrovert from being around people. When you understand yourself, then you can always thrive in school setting and any other settings involving stimulation from the surroundings.
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