I used to have a terrible time vocalizing my needs as an introvert. Saying I needed time alone, or that I couldn’t come to their party, felt insanely selfish.
There are times when being surrounded by people is inevitable — but it’s possible for introverts to manufacture alone time even when they’re fenced in.
Society has a cultural bias against introverts — and unfortunately, our schools are no exception. Arranging your classroom to suit introverts can be done.
For this introvert, working in an open office is a waking nightmare. Productivity isn’t the only thing to suffer in a shared work space.
Even extroverted new moms can be put off by a house full of guests wanting to hold the baby, but to an introverted new mother, it’s practically torture.
As an introvert, I loathe taking phone calls. If my phone rings, the only way I’m answering is if it comes from someone I know — and even then it’s iffy.
Introversion and anxiety can exist in the same person, and both can lead to similar behaviors, but the thought processes are wildly different.