ACCIO’S HOW TO → PLAY AN INTROVERT CHARACTER
Contrary to what most people think, an introvert is not simply a person who is shy. In fact, being shy has little to do with being an introvert! Shyness has an element of apprehension, nervousness and anxiety, and while an introvert may also be shy, introversion itself is not shyness.
Basically, an introvert is a person who is energized by being alone and whose energy is drained by being around other people.
Introverts are more concerned with the inner world of the mind. They enjoy thinking, exploring their thoughts and feelings. They often avoid social situations because being around people drains their energy. This is true even if they have good social skills. After being with people for any length of time, such as at a party, they need time alone to “recharge.”
When introverts want to be alone, it is not, by itself, a sign of depression. It means that they either need to regain their energy from being around people or that they simply want the time to be with their own thoughts. Being with people, even people they like and are comfortable with, can prevent them from their desire to be quietly introspective.
Being introspective, though, does not mean that an introvert never has conversations. However, those conversations are generally about ideas and concepts, not about what they consider the trivial matters of social small talk.
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So essentially if you want to play an introvert character (aka somehow who can be considered withdrawn/distant by societies standards) remember that they like to be that way, it’s just how they were hardwired.
It doesn’t mean they are shy or socially awkward, in fact many of them are neither of those things. Although this does not mean that an introvert character will have a large group of friends or actively go out to parties or large gatherings.
Below I’ve listed some traits that introverts generally have.
Overall, I hope this has helped you if you have a character that is an introvert!