Shedding more light on Introverts

Crystal Langevin
An avid reader who hopes to one day write a novel.

Jan 16,2017

According to the dictionary, an introvert is a shy, reticent person. Do you know an introvert or maybe you are one yourself and you feel misunderstood all the time? If only people could understand you better and you did not feel like you always had to defend yourself and your actions and why you do the things you do. I hope this touches light on some topics, and if you have a loved introvert in your life, this will shed some light and hopefully open and strengthen your relationship.

1.      It is hard to get us out, but we will have a great time when we go out.    I worry about if I am not going to have a good time I would much rather stay at home with my books.

2.      We will happily talk to your parents/friends/boyfriend but once it is over we require silence. We need to recharge.

3.      We live in our heads even if it seems like we put ourselves out there. Although it seems like we’re outspoken our thoughts are still running and analyzing the situation.

4.      We go back and forth between wanting to be noticed for our hard work to panicking of the thought of someone giving us more than 30 seconds of attention.

5.      People think we are flirtatious. We are not.

6.      We get mad at ourselves for wanting to stay in and letting our friends down. We will force ourselves to go out, not because we want to but so our friends do not think we are letting them down. 

7.      We are happiest at places like coffee shop, cafes, bookstores/libraries; surrounded by people, but still closed off and keeping to ourselves.

8.      We have a constant inner struggle of controlling our introverted side. We frustrate ourselves because we realize when we start withdrawing.

9.      We do not like small talk.  We want to get to know you, your goals, life and stay away from the weather and how cold/hot it is outside.

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