Yes. I’m a perceived introvert. I’d prefer a night alone with a glass of wine and a good documentary or Pixar movie, over a night out on the town with friends. I have ONE person I consider to be a friend. Yes, I said one. Don’t judge me. I don’t like clubs or bars. I’d prefer a coffee shop…with headphones in. I’m the type of person who would love having many friends, but I won’t hold my breath waiting for that to happen. Nope, I’m not a phone person either. I’m horrible, I know. The life of a perceived introvert.
Although I love a life of peace and tranquility, I’m not what you would call an extreme introvert, whatever that means. I love talking to people and can hold a conversation with almost anyone I meet. I’m goofy, love to laugh, and have been told I talk way too much. I’ve also been told that I’m approachable. That makes me feel good to know that I’m not a victim of the bitch-face syndrome that drives people away. Maybe it’s my smile. I gain new friendships easily, keeping them is another story (I’m working on keeping in contact with people as we speak). In romantic relationships, I’m very normal.
“My introvert mentality doesn’t interfere with my family or romantic relationship, but it does make it harder for me to keep friends who may not understand that I need more space than the average person…but we still cool. you know?”
When it comes to being alone, my home is my sanctuary. The company of others brings me pleasure, but I rarely invite people over to chill. When I feel like being bothered I will more than likely come to your place for girl talk. I’m human so at times I do want company, but not all the time. I love having talks, giving advice, sharing funny stories, and brainstorming ideas to include entrepreneurship, and travel. Disclaimer, I can talk about travel and entrepreneurship for hours… just saying. Unlike the extrovert who loves the consistent surrounding of people, or else they’ll be bored, I’m energized by some good ole fashioned alone time.
I realized as a teen that I was better at communicating in writing. Hence, I’ve started a blog opposed to hopping on the trending video train that’s taking social media by storm. I’m not good at speaking on que to include public speeches, vlogging, podcasts, and live interviews. Put me in front of a crowd, a 30-minute speech will turn into 2 minutes, if that. Long-winded? No, I’m extremely short- winded when it comes to any type of public speaking.
In being an introvert, I’ve learned a lot about us…
· We are not weird.
· We do enjoy having company
· We cherish friendships
· We are quite talkative at times
· We do not shy away from being in public
“A world without introverts would be a world with few scientists, musicians, artists, poets, filmmakers, doctors, mathematicians, writers, and philosophers.”
It took me a while to accept this about myself, and I’m quite comfortable with this. I’d love to hear from others who consider themselves introverts. Am I alone in this?
Live happy and inspired!