Are you an Introvert?

*This is not a new post.  MOST of my feelings/attitude is the same.  I think that the degree of introvert-ness, if you will, varies in a person’s life.  Although a repeat, I hope you enjoy.  ❤

I’m a Home-Body and a Book Worm.  I prefer quiet evenings at home as opposed to those spent out.  I do much better with one on one interaction than in a crowded room.

I can put on the perfect smile and don my best dress and I will be that perfect lady on your arm.  I’ll be charming, witty and entertaining.  I can host a family feast during the holidays or attend that lavish event you’ve been looking forward to all year.

I want to be asked.  I want to be included.  But a lot of the time, what will happen is that I will beg off, or not feel well that night so I do not have to attend.

If I am to play hostess, the house will be spotless, every detail will be attended to and I will start preparations well in advance.  I will probably make you crazy, fussing over every little thing.  I will make lists and check them twice, three times, or more; to be sure no detail is over looked.

Let me fuss!

I have a hard time with spur-of-the-moment events.  I need time to prepare, not only physically, but mentally.

But after an event with people, not necessarily a lot of people, this is when I need my down time the most.  I want nothing more than to go home, possibly take a long bubble bath and spend a day at home in my pajamas.   This is my way to recharge.

If my phone does not ring for several days, this is not uncommon.  I have spent days of my vacation, doing nothing more than staying home and speaking to no one.  This is fine with me.

One of the nicest vacations I’ve had in years was one where I spent 3 days in a secluded cabin, overlooking a small lake.  There was hardly another soul around.  It was blissful.  I spent a good deal of my time sitting in a swing under a tree with a book watching the ducks out on the lake.

Do I get lonely?  If I really think about what is involved in interacting with other people,  especially on a daily basis, this is deterrent enough to not get involved with anyone.  So answering that question is not an easy one.  Yes, sometimes I get lonely.  But it doesn’t last long.   I have good friends, a terrific job and family that loves me.   I have a lot in my life to be thankful for.

I think the world need introverts.  The world is a very loud, angry place.  Introverts bring a little serenity and quiet to the world.

Copyright (C) 2019 Penny Wilson

*Are you an introvert?  How do you deal with it? 

 

About Penny Wilson Writes

Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing, Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. You can find more of her writings on her blog at https://pennywilsonwrites.com/ and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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17 Responses to Are you an Introvert?

  1. mahwi says:

    love reading your blog! ❤

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  2. Poppy Fern says:

    I find the idea of socialising not a bad thing, I really like my time alone and this does help, reading the comments on this post is intoxicating as the post itself. Makes for a great bantering session, Thank you for posting.

    I just posted and would love your feedback and if you have any thoughts on being both and an introvert and an empath, I’d be hugely interested.

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    • Although I completely understand you liking your own company. Being able to accomplish so much more, etc. I’m afraid I’m not much help to you on the subject of being an empath. I do consider myself to be an empathetic person, but perhaps not to the extent that you are. I’ve not given much thought to the two things to be more difficult than just one. I thank you kindly for your visit and the comment. ❤

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  3. The Girl in Her Veil 👑✨ says:

    Yes, I’ve noticed this “strange” behavior since I was a kid. Like really, I just want a peaceful surrounding. The world just seems to be so loud and irritating 😣

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  4. tidalscribe says:

    A new chap at writers’ group started telling us about his mental health issues — and told of his time in London when he went to nightclubs three or four times a week because he loved the music. That sounded like my idea of a nightmare! I love London, but the mere thought of clubbing… Cities mean different things to diffferent people, a great buzz, but it’s nice to get home. I like going out with a few people, having family to stay and friends for dinner… BUT my favourite words from guests ‘Well, I suppose we’d better make a move…’ I enjoy an evening out, but after one evening out in a week I’m thinking ‘Ahhh… isn’t it nice to have an evening at home.’

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  5. Oh BOY do I relate to this post. The worst thing is being a damned INFJ where I’m an introvert but also need to HELP people (which means exposing myself to them). Consequently, I live and work in a retirement village where they are everywhere and ultra demanding. I go home at the end of EVERY day totally depleted. During the evenings I gain back some of myself, but by the weekend I am completely spent. It’s a tough world for us introverts.

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  6. Gosh , me too! I crave my own company and detest making small talk. Luckily my friends and family know me well enough not to get offended. Strangely, like you, I do feel lonely sometimes. x

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  7. Mae Clair says:

    Yes, yes, yes! Introvert here
    I like that alone time. I NEED that alone time. People don’t understand that if I go to a party, I need a full two days of downtime to recharge.
    Your time at the cabin sounded divine.
    I could so relate to this post!

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