Celebrity Introverts and Our Lessons from Them

Individuals who reached the zenith of success limiting the paparazzi and spotlight

We harbour many misconceptions about introverts. They are often perceived as loners, distant, cold, rude and inept at socialising. Here are a few eminent personalities who would make us rethink the value of being an introvert.

J.K Rowling, the Creator of Harry Potter Universe

Joanne Kathleen Rowling is a self-proclaimed introvert and Britain’s one of the most influential public figures. The author had mentally weaved the magical universe of Harry Potter on a train journey before she could pen it down and turn it into a cinematic marvel. Being an introvert and immensely imaginative, she could vividly invent this intricate fictional world so replete with twists, secrets and layered interpretations without any tangible sources.

For her overtly introverted nature, Rowling has been subjected to media criticism too. But after tracing her journey, achievements and legacy, we could assert that Rowling teaches us the virtues of deep thinking, independence and creativity.

Three-Time Academy Winner, Meryl Streep

Abundantly talented and confident Meryl Streep is one of those introverted celebrity figures whose work and success continue to impact profoundly across different social strata.

What makes Streep an interesting personality is her resilience, humility, confidence and insightfulness—a keen inquisitiveness that sets her apart from her peers. She proudly holds the record for being nominated the highest number of times for the Academy Award and winning the prestigious award thrice.

The Fair Lady, Audrey Hepburn

The late actress Audrey Hepburn is revered for her works and acutely sensitive nature—a rarity in Hollywood. Her enthusiasm, determination to battle adversity and spirit for life are well-chronicled in the annals of time.

She had once said, “I’m an introvert… I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers, the sky”. Besides being a muse to artists and commoners, she remains an inspiration – an exemplary human being to look up to and admire.

Emma Watson, A Role Model and Warrior

Famous for her portrayal of Hermione Granger, among other memorable characters, Watson is an emblem of gender equality, women empowerment, economic development and humanity. The UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson could be an introvert, but she is stern and outspoken for a host of social causes and relentlessly fights to make the world safe, ethical and peaceful.

She teaches us how contradictions in human nature could be beautiful and harnessed for nobler reasons.

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