19 Struggles Of Having An Outgoing Personality But Actually Being Introverted
I really had to share this far and wide, because I was so delighted to see someone nail what is in my deepest thoughts about most social interactions that I have!! Yes, yes, to all of this. I love the one about being the life of the party and taking three days of solitude to regroup. Totally me. I’m also engaged at the dinner table, but not wanting to text back immediately… Social life jacket? That happens to me ALL THE TIME!! Preach, teach, yes. Yes to it all. Yall know I hardly repost unless it’s just awesome.
Like many categorizing systems, the separatist thinking behind them attempts to firmly place us in one container or another. The flaw in these types of systems is that they don’t always take into account the middle areas of the spectrum. And any system is just that: a spectrum. I’ve long stated with unequivocal certainty that I’m introverted. My friends, however, look at me askance, because I’m actually very fun-loving and outgoing when I need to be. So on that introvert/extravert spectrum, I fall somewhere to the introverted side, but exhibit limited extroverted tendencies. Here is an article found online that I have updated to reflect this spectrumized system.
1. You’re not anti-social, you’re selectively social.
2. At any given point, you have one (maybe two) best friends who are your entire life. You’re not a “group of friends” person. You can’t keep up with all that.
3. Social gatherings…
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