Things You Should Know About Introverts

Are many writers introverts by nature? It sure seems like most I’ve met are! This post hits the nail on the head – it describes me and so many people I know.

Playfully Tacky

From From 1) We need to recharge alone.
This right here is the cusp of the entire introvert v. extrovert debate (if there is one, anyway) – Introverts need to be alone to recharge. We tend to get completely worn out by socializing. This is basically what it means to be an introvert.

2) We don’t hate being around people, but we probably hate crowds.
I love being with people, but if you drop me into a large crowd I instantly feel like I’m alone and invisible. I try to avoid situations where I feel that way, so I may decline your open invitation to some random event. It doesn’t mean I don’t like to be around you, it just means I like to have more control over my surroundings.

3) We don’t mind silence.
I can sit beside you in silence and not think we are having a bad…

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2 comments on “Things You Should Know About Introverts

  1. dksalerni says:

    Oh yes, this is so very true. It’s why going on vacation with another family can be stressful. No matter how much I like the other people, I need to retreat to my own hotel room for breaks from them. Luckily my husband is much the same. We both need downtime and silence to get energized for more socilaizing.

    • TCC Edwards says:

      I’m married to an extrovert, and it was a HUGE adjustment for her at the start. She needed a lot of time to understand my need for downtime, and to realize that sitting silently together was my idea of Heaven!

      Your blog is great, by the way! It’s always nice when professionals stop by my humble page.

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