23 Female Introvert Characteristics You MUST Know About!

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Introverts are people that get their energy from within, they’re not drawn to external stimulation like an extroverted person might be.

They feel drained after being around other people for too long, so as a result they may appear shy or withdrawn at times, especially introvert women, because of the way their brains function differently.

Now, to help you understand introverted women better, Here’s a list of 23 female introvert characteristics you should all be aware of when dealing with an introvert woman!

23 Female Introvert Characteristics You Should Know About

  • Female introverts are very independent

It’s true that they like to be around people however they don’t always get their energy from other people.

introvert women are the type of person that will seek out balance in all aspects of life such as being able to take time and do things on their own versus with others.

if we put our mind to it, we can thrive on both ways.

  • They tend to be very shy

This is why they may appear withdrawn at times because when you feel like everyone else out there seems loud and over the top, then it can be overwhelming.

Being an introvert woman doesn’t mean that you’re always shy though, some introverted women are both shy and outgoing depending on the situation and mood they’re in.

Thisb type of women actually consider themselves to be omniverts.

  • They don’t like conflict

They may be quiet and reserved but that doesn’t mean they want to upset anyone. They are more concerned with doing the right thing instead of standing up for themselves.

This is why it can be difficult for people to see just how hard an introvert woman work, you won’t see them bragging about their accomplishments or asking for credit for their hard work, they just quietly get the job done.

  • They want to understand themselves all the time

It’s a female introvert characteristic that they need time to process things in their minds before they can open up about what is on their mind.

You may see them go inward for periods of time and not talk very much, this isn’t because they don’t like you they are just trying to work through some thoughts and processing how they feel and why they feel a certain way about things.

  • They’re very empathetic and forgiving

Female introverts can usually tell when someone isn’t being completely truthful, but they won’t confront the person about it right away. Instead, they’ll give them some time to correct the behavior on their own.

  • They’re loyal

The decisions that they make in life are usually going to be based on those that they love or feel close to and this goes for relationships, jobs, and even friendships.

This isn’t always a bad thing because it means that they are going to want what is best for the people they love. They’ll support them by always being there for them.

  • They have a lot of untapped potential

They don’t always get themselves out there, however, when they do you can see that their ideas are unique and quite brilliant.

It’s just important not to make them feel like they need to be different than how they are naturally. They need time to process everything before they can express themselves.

Don’t pressure them. Make them believe in their true potential and wait for the magic to happen!

  • They’re not good at small talk and networking

introvert women often feel awkward with networking or making small talk because it’s not what they do best, however, this doesn’t mean that they don’t want to network or have meaningful conversations with intelligent people who also like to get things done with a purpose.

This is why it’s important for them to surround themselves with other people that are like-minded and have the same goals.

  • Female introverts can make very good leaders

introvert women are not liked by everyone, but they do tend to be respected because people see how hard they work when it comes to following through with a task.

They also have very strong beliefs and are loyal to their workers or companies that they work for because it’s important that the leaders behind the scenes are just as good as those out front.

  • They’re more creative than you think

Introvert women let their mind wander which means they can come up with some pretty creative solutions to problems that others may not see.

It’s just important for them to be able to express themselves in a way that they feel comfortable with, it may not seem as outgoing or loud but it still gets the job done nicely if I may add.

  • Female introverts have strong intuition

The reason why female introverts are good at understanding things is because they are able to see the big picture. They see through to the core of things. That’s because they’re inwardly focused and they can easily eliminate outer distraction when they tune in on something.

However, it’s important for them not to try too hard to label someone or something just out of a gut feeling, so they try to balance the judgment.

  •  Female introverts have very few friends

They don’t do well with large groups of people, however just because they have a small group of friends doesn’t mean you can get away with not treating them well.

They are loyal and kind so if you do find yourself in the position to befriend an introvert it’s important that you remember this.

  • They feel emotions intensely

For example, if a female introvert is annoyed by something that happened at home, it could take hours for her to work through the irritation before she even goes back home to talk about things with her partner.

If she’s furious at him, then you can bet she’ll be thinking about how he irritated her for a good part of the day.

  • They’re the best listeners

They are often the ones that are called upon when someone needs advice or they just need to vent.

This is why it’s important not to take them for granted because if you do they will move on, but they will stay in your life forever as a friend or mentor.

  • They can be very sensitive

They don’t like others being offended or feeling pain of some kind. They often want to protect the people around them and would give up their own happiness for the sake of others.

It’s important to acknowledge this trait that they have as it makes them very selfless when it comes to doing the right thing.

  • They’re attracted to intelligent men

introverted women don’t always look for the guy with the biggest muscles or flashiest personality. They are attracted to men that can express their thoughts and feelings in a way that others will understand them.

It’s important not to underestimate the intelligence of an introverted woman because what they lack in social skills they more than make up for when you see how well they think things through.

  • They love being around plants and animals

They get their energy from taking care of things that can’t take care of themselves.

It’s important to give a female introvert a house or apartment that they will call home, but also giving them the opportunity to have some pets and grow some plants will really make for the perfect adjustment to call a true home.

  • They find comfort in structure and routine

This means that you will know when you come home on any given day, they are most likely to be home because they like routine, but just because they’re comfortable with it doesn’t mean that you should expect them to stay at the same job for their entire life without any complaints.

  • They need time to think things through

They don’t like to give an answer right away because it takes some time for them to process things.

It’s important that you are willing to wait on the answer, because if they feel rushed or pressured into giving an answer they will clam up and not say anything at all.

  • 20. Female introverts often feel like an outsider

It’s crucial to make a female introvert feel like they are a part of your inner circle.

It doesn’t matter if it’s their choice of friends, family, co-workers, or just people that surround them on a daily basis, but it’s important that they know you care about their feelings and don’t want for them anything less than what they want for themselves.

  • They’re sensitive to loud noises and bright lights

They often feel a bit overwhelmed by all the noise and commotion, however, if you give them some time to adjust it they will do fine once again.

It’s important not to pressure them into doing things that will be uncomfortable for them because they need to be in control of their surroundings and they have a hard enough time with it.

  • Female introverts often feel a bit lonely

You reach out and let them know how much they mean to you because it will make her feel special, but also valued as well.

You can find ways of letting people know that they are on your mind without having to say so directly in order for the message to come across.


Remembering these 23  female introvert characteristics should help make your relationship with any introverted woman easier as well as more fulfilling.

If you have any tips or insight about understanding introverted women that you have found to help in your relationship with your introvert please feel free to add them in the comments below.

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Sarra is a behavioral science student and HS science teacher ( also a cat mom! ) who obsesses over typing people but can't seem to type her own self. Let's just say that for the time being, she's a cross between an INFJ and INFP!

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