The holidays can be a trying time for introverts. It means you’ll be in close contact with people you see rarely or only in measured, predictable doses.
I lived life the extroverted way, only to end up feeling worse. I didn’t understand why I was so unhappy. Now I know I’m a sensitive introvert.
Homecoming is the social event of the year. But what may be a fun experience for extroverts can quickly become overwhelming for introverts.
You’re an introvert. Suddenly you find yourself doodling in the margins of your notebook instead of taking notes. Or staring idly out the window.
1. You have higher productivity levels.
It’s not uncommon for highly sensitive people to struggle with being assertive. People may talk over them and disregard their feelings and viewpoints.
One of my biggest regrets about the past decade of my life is that I didn’t make more of an effort to make friends of my own.
1. Don’t ever force yourself to be someone you’re not.
Maybe you’re scared like I was when I was. Maybe the thought of extracurriculars, crowded football games, and living with a roommate has you worried.
Many HSPs and introverts struggle with people-pleasing tendencies. But we simply cannot be in charge of everyone else’s emotions.