Good Afternoon, my Friends. How are you today? I can honestly say that things have been pretty calm now. Roommate’s home, and is recovering nicely. It sure feels comforting that things are back to semi-normal again because normal would just be plain boring. LOL!
I thought today I would touch on what makes certain people an Introvert? I know when I first read up on it, I showed some of the signs, but I was never fully diagnosed with this particular disorder. And, I’m in no place to decide if I am or not, only a doctor can determine that. May I remind you, I’m no clinician by any stretch, but I thought I would share some of the characteristics of an Introvert.
The definition of an Introvert is as follows: Is someone who prefers calm, minimally stimulating environments.
Introverts tend to feel drained after being involved in social gatherings (Anti-social and/or social anxiety). They need to regain the calm once they have been in social engagements by spending time alone to obtain their energy. It can also stem from how you were raised as well.
You might be an Introvert if you:
Alway’s felt a bit different, spending time alone, growing up, were you the quiet one? Did some people question why you don’t talk more? or, better yet, do they still question this? There is nothing wrong with being an Introvert. My own father was one, who liked to live far away from the public up in the mountains of Milltown, NJ. He was quite content not having to socialize unless it was his own family, especially when he was in his late fifties. I do remember him being exhausted after said family events and needed to decompress.
Despite what your peers, family members, or even outside sources may think, it really is normal to behave this way. Being an Introvert doesn’t by all means that you are broken, or that is so uncommon. Studies point to 30%-50% of the US population being Introverts. “So, see… You blend in if you are.” Even if You aren’t an Introvert, you will either work with one, be in a relationship with one, or a friend will be. Some Introverts may be shy, and some are not. And, that… is the puzzling part of being n Introvert.
One result is that most Introverts share certain characteristics:
- Rather stay home most nights that go out to a social event.
- Enjoy the quiet surroundings, and can easily be pleased with simple reading, writing, games, gardening, and art.
- Rather hang out with a few choice friends than at a party.
- Do their best work alone.
Tomorrow I’ll conclude on the 13 signs that may indicate if you are in fact an Introvert, along with informing you of websites that have further information. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy your Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday. (where ever you may be in the world), LOL! 🙂
See you tomorrow!
Take Care & God Bless,
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