World Introvert Day was created for those who like to be alone with themselves in a cozy little world. This is an absolutely normal manifestation of character! Such people are not bored of being alone, they will always find an interesting activity. January 2 is a great excuse to stay at home and cancel meetings, parties, and trips to the street.
The holiday was founded by German psychologist, author of books about personality, relationships and happiness Felicitas Heyne. The woman has always believed that the date is necessary for the world and described it in a blog. She raised important themes of discrimination and bullying towards introverts: they are often underestimated, reduced in importance in society, often considered strange … People are contemptuous of those who are not like them.
The term appeared in the 20th century – its founder is the famous Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung. He defined a behavioral type aimed at subjective mental content. The man believed that introverts, unlike extroverts, prefer to accumulate energy rather than waste it. Subsequently, the works were taken over by a psychologist from Britain, Hans Eysenck.
Many years have passed, but people still personify the introvert with a gloomy and unsociable person. However, to judge this, you need to know its other features. It is impossible to put such a “diagnosis”!
Did you know that introverts:
- can make laugh not only others, but also themselves. They know how to notice what is hidden from other eyes and add data as a joke;
- gain strength while alone;
- appreciate real people with whom it is easy and interesting;
- do not like unexpected guests;
- sometimes they want to go out into society and hang out;
- often become the soul of the company.
How to celebrate
Stay at home on World Introvert Day and do whatever your heart desires. Warn that you are not expecting guests today. This is easy to do on social networks – so friends will understand that you want to be alone.
When is World Introvert Day celebrated in 2024?
World Introvert Day is observed on January 2 each year.