Do you hate large gatherings of people, where you inevitably wind up huddled in a dark corner excluded from the activities? Perhaps you only have a select small group of friends that you feel comfortable with. Or maybe you often feel the need for quiet alone time after spending time in large groups? Do you remain quiet in large groups, only speaking up once you’ve thoroughly thought about your contribution? My friend, you just might be an introvert.
I made peace with my introvert status a long time ago. I crave my alone time, and find that if I’m forced to interact with people for an extended amount of time I’ll be mentally exhausted. If I’m invited to a large party, I make sure I bring one or two people with me that I already know and will enjoy spending time with. And yes, we’ll probably wind up in a corner away from the loud activities of the party. That’s okay – that’s where I’m most comfortable.