5 Reasons Why Introverts Make the Best Friends Ever

S.E. Hinton writes, “’If you have two friends in your lifetime, you’re lucky. If you have one good friend, you’re more than lucky.” What I constitute as a good friend —a best friend —is someone who I not only explore the world with, but someone who I can journey inwards with, too —the most difficult trek of all —and more often than not, that person happens to be an introvert for me.

Psych2Go shares with you 5 reasons why introverts make the best friends ever:

1. They’re great listeners.

Introverts are great shoulders to lean on when you’re going through a rough patch in your life. They’re the friends that you not only can have fun with on your good days, but the kind of people you can spill your guts to when you’re at the lowest of your low. That’s what true friendship is about. Finding someone who still cares about you and accepts you even when it gets so incredibly difficult.

2. They’re understanding.

Introverts don’t take things at face value. Being complex people themselves with many layers and rich inner lives, they understand that there’s always more than meets the eye. Which is why instead of jumping to conclusions so quickly and making assumptions about others, they choose to get to know you instead and learn to understand who you are.

3. They’re mature and full of wisdom.

Their tendency towards introspection is what makes them such compelling and wise individuals. This makes them not only natural philosophers, but amazing advice givers. They can analyze the difficult situation you find yourself in and can make sound judgments on potential solutions. They also see things you might have failed to see yourself.

The person I’m dating who is also becoming my best friend always notices and points out details that I miss. There’s just so much that he sees. And I get a scoop of it —both from his photography and within the wisdom that he’s willing to share with me. It makes me feel like the luckiest person in the world when the veil and fog are lifted. For a second, I can see things clearer, too.

4. They offer adventures that stray from your usual social norms.

Forget partying until the wee hours of dawn or hitting the club. When your best friend is an introvert, you can aimlessly go for late night drives or hang out at a mutual favorite spot that’s only shared between the two of you. Introverts offer a unique perspective on the world, and this doesn’t exclude their definition of fun. They can help you appreciate the things that you might have overlooked initially.

5. They’re loyal until the very end.

Introverts are careful about who they choose to associate themselves with. So, when they also consider you a true friend, know that they’ll be there for you through thick and thin. Real friends are hard to come by. And tomorrow isn’t certain. So, I hope you’re cherishing your introverted friend.

Is your best friend an introvert? What is it about them that makes you love them so much? Leave a comment down below!

Also, please watch our videos of 10 signs an introvert likes you:

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  1. My introvert loving gets me to notice the fun I miss. He knows that many times I choose to miss the basic ‘ish. I think a lot and out loud. Nevertheless, a playful nudge and he says, “hey! look over here…”. Awe struck! He keeps me on my toes. I keep him in my jean pocket 🌋. Imagine that?

    • Hi DM Chic, thanks so much for reading! =) I’m glad that your introverted friend gets you to notice the fun things in life. That’s definitely something special and truly inspiring. I hope you have a great day!

  2. I’m an introvert and I wholely agree to every single word mentioned above. I believe introverts are human beings with a pure heart and a messed up mind. If you love them selflessly, they will love you back a dozen times than you do and consider you as a part of their life. They will always be there for you even whenyou don’t ask for it. They may not be keep on saying that they love you or that you are imp.but they’ll always express it through their actions and they’ll always have time for you no matter what. They will make you look at the beauty of the world that you often miss and make you feel that you belong here. Introverts are people with a beautiful vision but they are often misunderstood under the concept of shyness or anti-social traits.

    • Hi Pranjal Chittora, thanks so much for reading. =) I’m glad you were able to relate to my article. I think loving someone selflessly definitely goes a long way, and it’s something that introverts don’t take for granted, since we’re prone to paying attention to the little things in life. I agree with you when you say that introverts are often misunderstood under the concept of shyness or anti-social traits. Psych2Go and I work very hard to debunk myths about them, so that introverts get the proper attention they’ve been deprived of for so long. If you haven’t already, here is another recommended read: https://psych2go.net/10-myths-introverts/

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Written by Catherine Huang

Catherine Huang graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a BA in English. She has a penchant for storytelling, ramen, and psychology. Catherine is a writer for Psych2Go and looks forward to reaching out to its growing community, hoping to encourage others to tap into self-examination and confront life's challenges head on with the most difficult questions.

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