Did you recharge for the day yet?…
By now you probably already came to the realization that you fit into the “introvert” category. It must suck to have the world box you into a category which now defines your every actions. Who am I kidding, as an introvert, you’re probably thrilled to finally have a valid explanation for the things you do and your odd behavior. Before you knew the word “introvert” existed, you probably struggled with having to explain to people how much you like your alone time and that it has nothing to do with them as a person.I’m sure you have offended a large number of people who couldn’t understand your alone time is simply a “me” not “you” thing.
Perhaps, you are just now discovering this big secret about yourself. You’re probably at the stage where you’re both thrilled and appalled at the fact that such word exists and makes sense. You might even freak out a little thinking how can someone know you so well to define your personality by one simple word.
Either way, this new discovery will bring joy and profound understanding into your life. As an introvert, it’s tough sometimes to live in a world full of extroverts. Even worst, it’s tough to live in a world where you always feel the pressure to conform to what society considers acceptable. For instance, almost every single introvert can attest to having encountered one of the following questions or comments in their life:
Why are you so quiet?
You need to come out of your shell.
You don’t talk much.
Are you okay?
You look sad.
You seem upset.
If you have never encountered any of the above, please share your secret. I beg of you!
For some odd reason, society finds it hard to believe that a person can truly feel content being alone for a longer than “normal” length of time. But for an introvert, the alone time is a must if society wants us to behave as “normal” human beings who enjoy social interactions. Introverts certainly have no objections to going out into the world to socialize and have a good time. It’s just that, introverts can only engage in social interactions for a short period of time before they feel drained. The confusing part about that which makes it hard for the rest of the world to comprehend is the fact that no correlation exists between the time it takes an introvert to feel drained and whether or not the introvert is having a good time. When an introvert’s battery starts to deplete, no amount of positive vibes or surrounding laughter can recharge the battery. At that point, alone time is the only option. Otherwise, the moodiness and grumpiness will start to bare their ugly heads, and it will only go downhill from there.
Now, one must understand the importance of not disturbing an introvert’s alone time.
Introverts love to daydream, that is a form of escape and enjoy their alone time. When they dream, it can be about absolutely nothing, about important stuff, or a mixture of both. Oftentimes, an introvert’s daydream consists of visuals of where they see themselves in the near future. When an introvert is daydreaming about their future, do not interrupt, I repeat, DO NOT INTERRUPT!
Trust me, you will know when you’re interrupting and should stay away. You will get one warning and one warning only
Before you start passing judgement or imposing your opinions on daydreams, please, please, please…
Remember…that to an introvert, if you can imagine it, it is real!