I want the people around me to approve of what I’m doing. I see this as being part of my highly sensitive introvert nature, as well as my INFJ personality.
My isolation was ironic since people couldn’t stop offering to talk about it with me. As an introvert, this wasn’t the right way for me to grieve.
Although the world tells me I should feel empowered by my body, the truth is, as an introvert, I’ve never really been all that comfortable in my own skin.
Ironically, I still struggle to write. But after reading a huge amount of information on introverts and INFJs, I’ve identified three obstacles in my path.
As an extrovert, I’ve known quite a few introverts in my time. I actually used to think I was an introvert myself (turns out I just had bad social anxiety).
I went from being an introvert who placed too much value on what others thought to an introvert who felt more confident and comfortable in her own skin.
By now we’re all well aware that many of the most brilliant creative minds in history have belonged to solitude-loving introverts.
I’m a highly sensitive person, but without my sensation seeking trait, I would have never seen so many countries or learned how to scuba dive.
As a highly sensitive person, at the end of the day, I crave a dimly-lit, silent room – preferably alone or in my boyfriend’s company only.
Not every introvert hates change as much as I do, but many of us do. In general, introverts can struggle with adjusting to new things.