World Introvert Day is a time to bring awareness to introversion and remember why being an introvert 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.
People share everything about themselves online, and as an introvert who values privacy and staying out of the spotlight, that makes me uncomfortable.
Thanksgiving can be a tough time for introverts. We love our families, but this day can be exhausting, because we get drained from socializing.