As an introvert, it’s helpful to keep in mind that nobody is expecting you to be the life of the party — all you have to do is show up.
Introverts are often expected to conform to the extrovert “norm,” like socializing, vs. attending to their own needs, like having alone time.
Boundary-setting is difficult — introverts don’t like to disappoint others — but it’s also a necessary form of self-care.
People say “opposites attract,” and this can be true for many relationships, especially when an introvert gets together with an extrovert.
Since introversion comes so naturally to you, it can be difficult to explain it to someone who’s your opposite — but communication is key.
If an introvert wants to eat lunch alone instead of with coworkers, they’re not being “rude” — they just need some alone time to recharge.