Travelling has always been considered an outgoing person activity. People who express themselves fully usually gets the attraction of both locals and tourists alike. Travelers have to frequently ask for the directions from stranger, so you have to be open to talk to them. Unfortunately, this is out of question for a hard-core introvert.
Despite all that, introverts can get more out of travel then extroverts because they know their limits and surroundings better. Moreover, it gives them opportunity to learn more about themselves and see a different side of themselves. Here are five reasons why introverts are better travelers than extroverts.
Introverts Learn by Watching
One of the main characteristics of introverts is that they don’t like to be a part of the action but loves to see everything from the sidelines. When introverts travel, they prefer to grab a cup of coffee and watch the world around them and see how it unfolds. This help them absorb much more and learn a lot of things from others around them. They analyze things from different perspective helping them blend into local lifestyle and culture in a much better way than extroverts.
Introverts Don’t Rely on Others
“Freedom comes from strength and self-reliance.”—Lisa Murkowski
When you travel alone, you learn to rely on yourself and be confident, but introverts don’t need to travel alone to acquire these qualities. They have them by birth. Introverts don’t really like to keep asking strangers for directions or in short, depend on others. When you are self-sufficient and self-reliant, you are in a much better position to deal with issues that props up when you travel. This prevents your tour from getting spoiled.
Introverts Are Happy To Sit and Wait
While extroverts might be interested in Dubai desert safari or dancing the night off on a dhow cruise in Dubai, introverts are happy to sit back and wait. While it might seem a bit boring if you look at it from an extrovert’s perspective but in reality, that is what introverts find themselves comfortable with. They like to sit back and wait for things to get better. For instance, if your luggage is lost or flights get delayed, which happens more often than not when you are travelling, both introvert and extrovert will react in a completely different way. While extroverts will create hoopla, introverts manage to stay calm under pressure and wait for things to get back on track. This makes introverts happy to go with the flow. Don’t be surprised to see introverts take out their favorite book and start reading and wait for things to change.
Introverts Dig Deeper
“Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going.”—Chantal Sutherland
Extroverts always try to experience more in less time therefore, they rush through places and activities. On the contrary, introverts take their time and immersive themselves in the culture. They usually want to explore everything in depth thus, they end up enjoying their travel more than extroverts. This is why it is easier for them to mold themselves like a local.
Introverts Don’t Feel Shy on Being Themselves
“Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.”—Bruce Lee
Believe it or not, introverts never shy away from doing their thing irrespective of what people think and say about them. Unlike extroverts, who are usually inspired by what others are doing and try to mimic them, introverts usually tend to craft their own identity. You will hear “No” more often from introverts and find them finding comfort in doing what they like to do best without worrying about what people will say and think about them.
After reading this article, you might be convinced that introverts enjoy their travel tours more than extroverts and take the crown of better travelers. Their introvert personalities prove to be an asset instead of a hindrance, which help them to explore the places in a much better way. Going slow and seeing everything from the sidelines give them a unique perspective about the world that extroverts lacks.
Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Which reason do you think makes introverts better traveler than extroverts? Feel free to share your feedback and opinions with us in the comments section below.