If you have been following my blog, or know me in real life, you may know that I am a serious introvert!
Why do I bring this up?
Because the holidays are upon us and this is the worst time of year for us introverts!
The time when we are thrown into social situations when all we want to do is stay home and enjoy the peace!
I have been accused of being "snobbish", "rude", "mean", and another word that I probably shouldn't post on this blog, but it rhymes w/ "witch", because of this personality trait...and that truly makes me sad. :0(
Yes, I admit there are times when I can be one or all of those things, but for the most part I'm just really super uncomfortable around people and I have a tendency to retreat into myself in uncomfortable situations.
I don't have any friends... No seriously I don't! But not because people don't try to be my friend, because they do! It's because I can't handle the socializing needed to maintain friendships.
In fact 99% of the time I am invited out, I say "no". The thought of going out and having to participate in anything remotely social sends my anxiety through the roof!! Because of this I get invited out less and less. Does it make me sad? A little. But the sadness I feel not having "friends" is so much less then the anxiety of having to spend time w/ those "friends"!
Also I don't trust easily, having been burned one too many times in the past.
Another thing, I very much enjoy my "alone time" even when I'm in a place of comfort. I love my family and do spend time w/ them but I always get to a point where I NEED my alone time!
With that being said, I wanted to share an article I came across recently that does a great job of explaining what goes on in the mind of an introvert and how to handle one.
Maybe you have one in your life or will soon come across one...if so, hopefully this assists you in better understanding him/her.
Or maybe you are one and you will see yourself in this and, like I did, feel relieved that finally someone understands you!!!!
Whatever your situation, I hope you enjoy this!