Introversion is not something that will “go away.” Research shows that introverts are born that way and will stay introverts for life.
Don’t take it personally when we retreat to our bedroom for solitude. It’s in that space that we are brought back to life.
The introvert’s struggle with loneliness is real. But it’s a problem we rarely talk about.
So there I was, at work trying to concentrate, with a gaggle of coworkers nearby cackling so loud I couldn’t hear myself think.
Writing gives me a voice without having to be in the spotlight.
I hate telephones and rarely answer when someone calls.
While attending a yoga and meditation retreat, I experienced silence in a whole new way.
When I hear that introverts make good listeners, I can’t help but feel guilty. I’m not sure it’s true for me.
Suddenly, I’m pulled back to reality. A stranger is practically shouting at me. “Wow, you look so sad!” he says. “Smile! It’s a beautiful day.”
Chances are that if you ask me to hang out last minute, I’ll make up an excuse not to go, even if I have nothing else going on.