I used to have a terrible time vocalizing my needs as an introvert. Saying I needed time alone, or that I couldn’t come to their party, felt insanely selfish.
Many introverts and highly sensitive people are affected by seasonal changes more than others. They can easily be at risk for the winter blues.
Our best day in London wasn’t the day we waited in line outside the Tower of London. It was getting lost in the quiet of Kew Garden.
For those with quiet exteriors and noisy interiors, we must clear the internal space and turn down the volume of our inner voices in order to truly listen.
There are times when being surrounded by people is inevitable — but it’s possible for introverts to manufacture alone time even when they’re fenced in.
Introverts prefer to work independently, and planning a group vacation can be as much of a struggle as working on a project together.
We damage introverts — especially young introverts — when we confuse introversion with depression.
It’s not easy being an introvert, because our society seems made for extroverts. How can an introvert live a fulfilling life in an “extroverted” world?
After too much socializing, I became drowsy and irritable, to the point of snapping at people. My depression and anxiety were creeping back again.
For highly sensitive people, the danger occurs when we lose ourselves in our emotions and don’t actually solve the problem.