We know that introversion or introspection is the act of observing and thinking about ourselves and our lives objectively. Introspection is a conversation with us.
Both are used as a tool to help us look at our lives from the outside in. With introspection you look at how you talk, what you say and how you behave, how you feel and what makes you feel the way you feel. Through introspection you will come to understand yourself; your experiences; introspection helps you look at and question certain aspects of your life, so that you can deal with the issues you’re struggling to deal with.
Through introspection, you will find traces of your parents, similarities and disagreements with your siblings, with your parents, anyone you have shared an experience with. You will also find certain influences around your experiences, issues with experiences that include dysfunctional behaviour such as neglect, abuse and trauma.
If introversion or introspection is done properly, you will come away with a more balanced and fair opinion on your experiences; you will also see and understand everyone’s part in your lives and so that you’re looking at the bigger picture.
Introspection is not about apportioning blame or finding fault with others. Finding fault adds fuel to an already burning fire. It gives a balanced and fair account of your experiences so that you can move on. Introspection helps you find peace. It’s about understanding and coming to terms with your experiences.