There are four types of introverts Social, Thinking, Anxious and Restrained.
Social Introversion is what’s commonly accepted and understood as the stereotypical definition of introversion social introverts prefer solitude or small groups of people over gatherings. They rather stay home with a book or laptop or hangout with close friends, then go to parties with many unfamiliar faces. Social Introversion is different however from shyness because there’s no anxiety attached to their need for solitude.
Thinking Introversion is a newer concept. Thinking introverts are introspective thoughtful and self reflective. Unlike social introverts, they don’t feel a need to avoid large social scenes instead they like to daydream using their rich imaginations and creative capacities.
Anxious Introverts on the other hand seek time alone because they feel awkward and self conscious. Unlike social introverts they experience painful shyness around new people and the anxiety doesn’t necessarily go away when they are alone because they let situations play over and over in their heads. Contemplating what might have gone wrong?
Restrain Introverts on a slower pace and prefer to think before they speak or act they’re also known for being reserved. They like to take their time preventing impulse from affecting their decision-making.
Introverts react quickly to new information, but are slow to monitor change. Introverts brain become more excited when they analyze what steps they must take in the future but hesitate when they need to prepare for action whereas extroverts need to minimize the thoughts in their heads to make a decision but act quickly afterwards.
Introverts dread small talk. Introverts might seem disinterested in other people because they dislike small talk however they only dislike it because he creates barrier between them and others. Instead introverts want to feel authentically connected, so they crave deep meaningful conversations that help lower social walls.