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How to Know if an Introvert Likes You

Introversion is an often misunderstood term. Because people relate it so much to shyness it actually doesn’t go by a “one size fits all” definition. As it can be categorized into four different types. The four types of introverts can be vaguely described by the traits Social,  Thinking, Anxious, and Anxious Restrained.

Social Introverts

The belief that social introverts dislike socialization is false. Rather, they prefer to socialize in small groups of people they feel compatible with and comfortable around. Such as close friends or their family circle. Thus, they’re not exactly shy or reserved.

Thinking Introverts

These are people who remain introverts in their thinking process causing them to be more thoughtful and self-reflective for instance, they can get lost in their own dream world. Drowned in creativity and imagination.

Anxious Introverts

Anxious introverts prefer to be alone because they feel uncomfortable or unsuitable during social gatherings as they’re not confident about their social skills. Consequently, they are likely to choose solitude but sometimes even solitude may not reduce their anxiety. These introverts tend to minimize anxiety by ruminating on things that could’ve gone wrong had they been in a particular social context.

Restrained Introverts

These are people who take time in everything they do whether it’s socializing or springing up in action. They may seem slow since they think more carefully before they speak or act and are more passive in nature than the active types.

Now, you’ve probably come across an introvert in your life and labeled him or her as so, by identifying a trait that fits in one of the above types.

So, how do you know whether an introvert likes you or not?

1. Making The First Move

Introverts don’t usually take the first step toward getting to know someone. But if you find that someone fitting this personality type actively tries to start a conversation with you or tries to attract your attention, you can be sure they like you.

2. Opening Up

It’s normally difficult to “crack open” an introvert. They need time to emerge from their shell and reveal their true selves. However, if an introvert begins to talk about themselves at their own initiative, that means they definitely find you interesting.

3. Observing

Since introverts are good observers, they don’t usually rush to make friends or expand their social circle. They carefully find out about a person and then make a choice. If you find that an introvert is trying to build a relationship with you, this is likely a sign that they’re genuinely interested in getting to know you.

4. Inviting You Into Their Personal Space

Introverts love to spend time on their own with their thoughts and emotions. If you’re invited by one into what appears to be their personal space and they’ve asked you to spend time with them there, this is a definite sign that they enjoy your company.

5. Talking About Personal Topics

Introverts don’t usually talk about personal topics, preferring to discuss more general things. But if one of them begins to talk with you about their feelings, interests, likes, and dislikes, this means they like you and feel comfortable being around you.

6. Showing Extra Care

Introverts are loyal to their values when it comes to relationships. They can show a great deal of care and compassion for those who they consider close to them. If an introvert is especially attentive to you, this means he or she considers you one of their inner circle.

7. Going The Extra Mile

Introverts are, deep down, highly responsive people who are always ready to help, but they don’t always rush to do so. If you find that an introvert tries to help you with something without you having asked, then they definitely like you.

8. Constantly Keeping In Touch

Introverts differentiate between acquaintances and close friends. If they make you part of their everyday life, then you’re a special person to them.

9. Revealing Secrets

Everyone has secrets that they’re hiding inside. Introverts are especially careful at guarding theirs. If they give you the chance to find out theirs or about what happened to them in the past, that’s a sure sign they definitely consider you a good person.

10. Giving Feedback

Introverts don’t usually offer advice or recommendations, preferring to keep their opinions to themselves. But if an introvert gives you some genuine advice, they’re definitely concerned about your welfare. And that’s one more sign that you’ve conquered their heart.

And those are ten signs an introvert likes you. Do these traits sound like someone you know? Do you consider yourself an introvert? and if so, can you relate to these traits?

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