11 Quotes For Introverted Idealists

Introverted idealists are characterized by a complex, quiet personality and a desire to look beyond what is possible to create a better world. They are warm-hearted, sensitive, and understanding. They can be extremely intuitive and creative, but often get discouraged by the many challenges they face when attempting to turn their dreams into a reality.

Here are 11 quotes that introverted idealists can identify with.

On quiet leadership:

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” -Mahatma Gandhi

On the consequence of expectation:

“Scratch the surface of most cynics and you find a frustrated idealist — someone who made the mistake of converting his ideals into expectations.” -Peter M. Senge

On feeling out of place:

“Whatever makes you weird is probably your greatest asset.” -Joss Whedon

On pursuing your passion:

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love.” -Rumi

On alone time:

“I only go out to get me a fresh appetite for being alone.” -Lord Byron

On the right partner:

“In the end there doesn’t have to be anyone who understands you. There just has to be someone who wants to.” -Robert Brault

On prioritizing energy:

“It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

On following intuition:

“At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” -Lao Tzu

On pursuing dreams:

“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” -Earl Nightingale

On letting go of fear:

“If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.” -Seth Godin

On creating change:

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not.” -The Lorax

Megan is an introvert and INFJ personality type who enjoys reading, researching, and writing about personality psychology and human behavior. As the founder of this blog, Megan wants to help other INFJs better understand their personality to improve their personal and professional lives.


  1. Perfect…just what i needed to read after the work day I had today. Thank you!

  2. Awesome post. Those quotes on intuition and relationships really work for me right now!

  3. I like the quote on alone time. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Yes! These quotes are so awesome!

  5. I especially like the quotes (listed here in the order presented above) on feeling out of place, pursuing your passion, following intuition, and pursuing dreams. Thanks! 🙂

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