Introverts Explained: Why We Love You But Need to Get Away From You

I had to reblog this post “Introverts Explained”. This is me. This is me from the day I was born. For so long I felt misunderstood and rejected, even by the people closest to me, because they could never understand my need for solitude, and I had no idea how to explain it to them. Even now that I know more about Introversion and have a more informed understanding of my hard-wired need for solitude, it’s still very difficult sometimes to help my loved ones understand this profound craving for time and space all to myself. This is one of the best explanations I’ve ever come across.


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I am told our desire to get away from everyone every now and again and again is perplexing and sometimes painful to extroverts. They don’t understand how we could enjoy being alone, period. Even more confusing, we sometimes choose to be away from people we really like.

The truth is we see all people as stimulation and potential energy sucks. Sorry.  It doesn’t matter if you make us laugh until we wet our pants or we find you so attractive we agree to make babies with you (or at least practice). We will need a break from you.  We even need a break from other introverts, but speaking only for myself, not as often.

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About Sharon

I love to write. I love to write myself into being right here right now. Writing releases something in me that needs wings, writing opens doors and windows that I often don't even realize are possible, writing helps me breathe out the dusty old, and to breathe in the new and possible. My hope is that maybe writing here in this blog will bring new light into these dusty old hallways and help me to clear out the thinking processes and mindsets that just don't work for me anymore. I seek to breathe new light and life into the nooks and crannies of a soul that has been feeling somewhat lost and frayed because of the last few patches of road I've had to travel.
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2 Responses to Introverts Explained: Why We Love You But Need to Get Away From You

  1. brennagee says:

    You made my day! I absolutely know how you feel. I’m so happy my post could help you explain and express YOU. So important, so OK to need solitude.:)


    • Sharon says:

      Oh how I wish I could have read your post when I was a teenager! I felt like such a misfit my entire life. You expressed it so eloquently, I had to share to help anyone else “out there” who might be feeling as I used to feel. Thank YOU! I’m still learning how and where to draw my boundaries, and to insist they be respected. Not easy somedays. But necessary. Thank you for letting me reblog your wonderful post!


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