1. Nobody enjoys your company like you enjoy your company. Skathi / Getty Images Most people are terrified to spend time alone with their thoughts, but that's not a problem for you! 2. You're a good listener, which makes you a great friend. Infadel / Getty Images Small talk is not your thing. But listening to others' stories definitely is! 3. Your hobbies are probably intellectually stimulating as well. Elena Kozlova / Getty Images Introverts spend a lot of time on solitary hobbies like reading and writing, so you've been secretly training yourself to be excellent at focusing for years. 4. You usually think carefully before giving an opinion. Dorling Kindersley / Getty Images Which is a rare skill in this day and age. Some people may confuse it for shyness, but you prefer to think things through before saying your piece with certainty. 5. Your ability to do your own thing is impressive! Jack191 / Getty Images There are those who need the constant approval of others to function, which definitely is not the case where you're concerned. You don't really like anyone paying too much attention to what you're up to. 6. You tend to catch on to what's going down before other people. Vabadov / Getty Images There's nothing like being an excellent observer! 7. Keeping secrets is second nature with you! Tamagopocket / Getty Images People know that you aren't making judgments, and won't go out and dish everything they just told you to the entire planet. 8. One of your virtues is you don't waste money on just anything. Purestock / Getty Images You are totally fine with hanging out at home, and not burning cash out of sheer boredom. 9. When you do say something, you can really surprise people. Mers1na / Getty Images In the end, it's not always about what you say! It's how you say it. 10. Contrary to what even you might think, you could be a great leader. Chinzogzag / Getty Images You may not be the type who loves to talk, but you know how to respect the needs of others, think strategically, and give good advice, especially if you have a mediating personality. 11. You could give actual lessons on self-knowedge! Budogosh / Getty Images You know yourself well, respect your own will, and know exactly when you need to recharge your batteries.