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... 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.
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.
Social interaction takes up many cognitive resources and is depleting.
Studies find that extroverted behaviour makes people happier but fatigued after just a few hours.
Goals give you purpose and motivation to live through each day doing what it is that will make you happy.
There is nothing quite like setting a goal and successfully following through on it. In fact, this is one of the main confidence-building methods recommended for those who are trying to work through their depression.