An introvert

An introvert

... is someone who enjoys solitude and focuses more on internal thoughts and feelings. 

Unlike extroverts, who gain energy from social interaction, introverts often expend energy in social situations. After being with a large group, people who are introverted often feel a need to recharge by spending time alone.

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  • Know your boundaries. Introverts are often not comfortable with uncertainty about when something will end. 
  • Control the setting. If going out is not easy, have people come to you.
  • Focus on activities, as a class at a local college or community center. Sometimes just being around people is enough.
  • Join a club based on your personal interests or hobbies.
  • Socialize from afar. Social media is another way for introverts to stay connected.

We really do well when we connect with others, even for brief periods. You don't need to change your nature in order to socialize more.

Instead of fighting your personality, work with it, and focus on the type and level of interactions you can do and enjoy.

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Introverted vs. extroverted people

If you recover your energy while alone or in quiet surroundings, you’re probably an introverted type of person.

You can experience the benefits of both types when you push yourself to overcome weaknesses of one type or the other at key moments in your life.

Accept your current situation

If you're fighting against the current of your life, it will be easy to lose track of your happiness.

When you begin to go with the flow and work with what you’ve been given, you’ll find that you become much happier overall.

“Storytelling” is a hot topic these days, and introverts are old pros at telling a yarn. More reflective and thoughtful by nature, introverts are often skilled writers and content creators, making them golden geese in our current age, which prizes top-notch content. J.K. Rowling, Abraham Lincoln, and even Dr. Suess are believed to be (or have been, in their time on earth) introverts. Rock on lone wolves!

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