When your friend cancels on you at the last minute, and you kind of wanted to stay home anyway.
Highly sensitive people can become more easily overwhelmed when in a stimulating environment. But this doesn’t mean an HSP is weak.
“Talking to one person drains me so much that I can’t bring myself to initiate a convo with any more people.”
Discovering she’s an introvert inspired Debbie Tung to start drawing comics about her quiet, sensitive temperament.
In high school, a teacher loudly announced in class that I seemed like the type of quiet kid who “goes home to build bombs to blow up the school.”
Both introversion and chronic illness are incredibly misunderstood by the world at large.
For introverts, getting regular alone time is everything. We’re talking about your energy here. Your mental health. Your sanity.
“I’ll call you!” No, introverts don’t have a phone phobia. But we’re generally better at writing our thoughts than speaking them.
Introverts have somewhat different needs than extroverts. But, sadly, they may feel like they can’t say what they need.
In my fantasy world, at least a small sliver of TV provides a counter message.