Most of us hear about the differences between introverted and extroverted, but sometimes it can be difficult to truly understand the differences between the two. Some people might believe their an extrovert, but they could be exhibiting some signs that they're actually an introvert. Because there are so many misconceptions about what makes someone an introvert or extrovert, you may have actually been mislabeling yourself this whole time. This is especially true for introverts who happen to be outgoing or comfortable socializing.
"Numerous misconceptions exist as to what makes you introverted," says Adam Awale, founder of Fearless Introvert, over email. "Being an introvert doesn't mean you're shy and terrified of social interaction. It just means you have a different core personality than extroverts, and that's a good thing."
According to the definition coined by Carl Jung, introverts feel energized when they're alone, or with people they are comfortable with, and they tend to be reflective and reserved, sometimes forgetting to check in with the outside wold.
Although you can definitely exhibit qualities of both an extrovert and an introvert, some people may actually be more introverted than they even realize. Here are nine surprising signs that you're actually an introvert, despite what you previously thought about yourself.