I did it again.
I forgot I’m an introvert.
Introversion is NOT shyness.
I am not a shy person. I’m more of an extroverted invert.
I become drained from socializing. It doesn’t matter who the person or people are. The only way I can recharge is by being alone, getting lost in my thoughts, doing something creative etc. I have to desensitize.
In a world of misconceptions about introversion, I fell head first into an “introvert hangover”. We’ve had Jases’s girls here for almost 3 weeks. I love them to pieces, they are wonderful and fun, but I was underprepared.
Here are the signs of an introvert hangover. I’m experiencing ALL of them, and I thought it was my hormones, BUT, that time has passed and I’m still a lunatic:
- Everything is getting on your nerves
- You’re struggling to make decisions
- You can’t think clearly
- Your speech changes
- You feel physically unwell
- You’re tired
- You’re zoning out
- You feel anxious
- You feel depressed
- You’re not acting like your normal self
- You can’t do polite chitchat anymore
- You have an intense desire to be alone
I came across Introvert Dear and am binge reading the articles. Nothing compares to feeling understood and being able to explain to your loved ones why you’re acting like some one took a tweezer to your short and curly’s.