I love going out and spending time with friends and family. I enjoy it when I get to spend the day at my cousin's house or go out to eat but there comes a time when I've spent too much time with people. I like people, people are fun. I wish I was braver when it comes to talking to people and getting to know new people but I'm not and it makes me sad.
When I spend too much time around others, even online, I feel this desperate need to retreat into my little fox den and recharge. I know fellow introverts are probably nodding on this one. I like being alone just as much as I like being around people which somewhat cancels itself out. Have you ever started feeling cranky after spending too much time in a social gatherings? I dread weddings the most because of this. Too much interactions!
I get scared of interacting with people. There's this one time where I convinced myself to sign up for the gym. I thought "Hey, it'll be good to work out and try to be a little social!"
Boy was I wrong.
I must have practiced and imagined a thousand conversations in my head but I never was brave enough to initiate. I was even scared of someone initiating a conversation with me! What the hell would I have to say to keep a conversation going?
Are you an introvert? Do you feel the same dread I do when it comes to interacting with others? How do you cope with it?