It’s not easy being a highly sensitive introvert, because little things that don’t bother other people can be too much for you.
Introverts endure a large amount of blanket labeling. I’d like to clear up three of the most common misconceptions I encounter.
World Introvert Day is a time to bring awareness to introversion and remember why introversion is something awesome, not shameful.
The dark side of Christmas is the day itself. The dreaded family lunch. People I have not seen in years all gathered around one table.
One of the most prominent ways that this misunderstanding of who I am is made known to me is through the process of giving and receiving gifts.
I’m sitting at work bent over papers. As an introvert, when I focus on something, it’s like my entire brain dives deep into whatever ocean I am exploring.
When family members get together, they bring all-around discord with them. Am I the only person who thinks this might be a ticking time bomb?
The holidays can be a tough time for introverts. Suddenly there are tons of social events to attend. Can we just get a little alone time, please?
At times, my sensitivity has been a source of shame and embarrassment, especially before I found out being a highly sensitive person was a thing.
Were you the quiet one in school? Did people ask you, “Why don’t you talk more?” Do they still ask you that today? If so, you might be an introvert.