Introverts, let’s talk! Sometimes it’s hard when you’re in a relationship and you just want that much needed me-time that we all crave! It’s even harder when your significant other thinks that it’s because you’re mad at them, sad about something, or don’t want to be around them for whatever reason. (Usually, it’s none of the above!) Hopefully introverts and extroverts alike can learn something from this post!
First of all: What’s an Introvert?
An introvert is someone who is easily drained by being around a lot of people or interacting with a lot of people for a long period of time. Extended periods of socializing and being in public places takes energy AWAY from the introvert, leaving them feeling drained or exhausted. An introvert will gain their energy back by having an extended period of “alone” time (also known as recharging.)
An extrovert is the EXACT opposite. An extrovert feels drained by being ALONE for long periods of time, and needs to be recharged by being around people and socializing.
FYI: Being introverted doesn’t always mean you’re shy or bashful. Introverted people are often perceived this way, especially around people they just met because they “live in their head”.