I tweeted this link but then thought I should put it on my blog too mainly as a reference to myself. Sometimes I wander through my blog looking for wisdom and I hope to find this post then. A great read, especially if you are an introvert and view that/ have been told that it’s a bad thing.
Read the full article (it is long); here’s an excerpt I liked.
Being an introvert has nothing to do with being shy. Or being outgoing or not outgoing. Or being socially awkward.
All it means is that some people recharge when they are by themselves (introverts).
Other people recharge when they are interacting with many other people (extraverts) and most people are in the middle.
I lose energy very quickly when in a group of people. Getting invited to a party is horrible for me.
I say “no” to almost every social situation. Because I know they will take energy away from me doing the things I love.
If I’m giving a talk it’s no problem. Because I’m by myself on the stage. It’s one to many instead of me just one in a mess of people. I recharge on the stage.