Writers, one would surmise, are introspective people. They witness things in their environment and within themselves. They frequently process what they witness by writing it down.
Introspection: “a reflective looking inward : an examination of one’s own thoughts and feelings” Webster’s Dictionary
According to the same dictionary, it’s about “self-examination, self-questioning, self-observation, self-searching, soul-searching”
To elaborate on this, those who tend to be introspective do interface with their environment. They go out into the world and have experiences. It is then necessary for them to have downtime to process deeply in order to glean the lesson, meaning or the gem in what they have experienced. Writing is one valuable link to self-awareness and self-acceptance. It enables integration.
As a writer, this introspection infuses the writing that you share publicly with truth bred of inner work.
Does that make any sense?
We’re all unique. I have friends who extract information and learn very differently than I do. There’s room for all of us, isn’t there, to be who we are?
Be an observer of yourself in comparison to one other person. Notice how you best process and integrate your experience. Notice how the other person appears to process and integrate. No judgment, only observation. Write about it.