Which introverts are moody?
Introverts may not be any more or less moody than anyone else. However, strategic thinking introverts may have a more prickly or easily aggravated personality.
The American Academy of Advanced Thinking (AAAT) describes strategic thinking introverts as INTJ, ISTJ, and INTP personality types, primarily because of their intellectual pursuits and problem-solving propensity.
Out of the eight introversion categories within the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), AAAT determined that INTJs, ISTJs, and INTPs are the personality types most apt to leverage their intellect to gain power and influence.
Consequently, they tend to be serious and “no-nonsense” when achieving a goal, making them mercurial.
Can being moody help or hurt introverts?
From a Machiavellian perspective, moodiness can help introverts to show strength in conflict and negotiations when necessary. By being strategically disagreeable, introverts can display less enthusiasm for an outcome, which gives them leverage.
However, frequent moodiness can become a turn-off because people will grow tired of walking on eggshells around them.
Emotional inconsistency and instability breed uncertainty. And as a result, introverts may be viewed as untrustworthy if they establish a pattern of random moodiness.
How can introverts use being moody to get what they want?
Moodiness is a state of being because the path to success is circuitous and uncertain.
Many introverts are focused, driven, and have a take-no-prisoners approach to life.
As a result, moodiness galvanizes these introverts to break through problem-solving challenges. Where others would merely quit, introverts keep going.
Does this moodiness affect their sociability?
Friendships and associations can be affected because introverts are slaves to their ambitions. If you are aligned with their program, everything is fine.
However, if you counteract or betray their interests, a warm friend can become an avowed enemy.
And sometimes, these friends never see doom coming until it’s too late.
What can others do to avoid the fallout from introvert moodiness?
- Always be honest and straightforward in your communications.
- Demonstrate that your efforts are fair and beneficial.
- Use facts, figures, and case studies to persuade.
- Show the pros and cons of any argument.
- Avoid any “salesy” or emotional oration.
What is the future for moody introverts?
Economist Thomas Sowell said that man is flawed and that there are no solutions, merely trade-offs.
The moodiness of introverts will allow them to forge ahead in their success but have small to no social circles along the way.
Introverts are temperamental because they want to create the world in their image, but the world often gets in the way.
The trade-off is the love for building a body of work at the behest of being alone.
Being alone sounds tragic for many, but this is ideal for introverts.
Enlightened introverts understand this trade-off and choose to embrace it.
This perspective is proper for strategic thinking introverts and other breeds of introverts who share their lineage.
In the end, people have limited value and serve primarily as a conduit for the will of moody introverts fated to succeed.
—Edward S. Brown