- 3 years ago
- Wedding: November 2015
Think of this as an Introverted Club House. . . except you don’t have to talk or see anyone face to face.
(Any Extroverts are free to post here as well, just remember to be polite and understanding if people have issues they want advice on; I want to try and keep this a positive space)
Let’s introduce ourselves!
What’s my username?
I’m LoggerHead91207. I chose that name because the Loggerhead is a type of Turtle and, in addition to being one of my favorite animals, Turtles have always struck me as being the Introverts of the animal kingdom. And I choose the numbers because I figured we would never get up to that many LoggerHeads on this site – even in the username department I like to be alone.
How do I know I’m an Introvert?
I ranked 78% for Introversion when I took the Meyer-Briggs Test. Also, after I have to spend hours socializing I tend to burst into tears.
Reading, Writing, and giving random animals I see on the street ridiculous names – and then getting excited when I see them in the same spot the next day (I really need to get a dog).
Unmarried, but in a long-term committed relationship of six years (to a man who describes himself as half-Introverted, half-Extroverted). I’ve been told that I’ll be promoted to FI soon.
Anything that seems to trigger your Introversion?
Any social situation where I do not know the majority of people attending. Even ones where I am not the center of attention. Also, phone calls – I am much, much better at communicating when I can write or type out what I want to say. And, lastly, I find that I feel more stressed about social situations when I’m tired.
If you were secretly a Superhero, what would be your name and superpower?
The Human Turtle, with the ability to hide safely inside my shell when confronted in any way, shape, or form.
Who, in your personal life, is the worst at understanding and accepting your Introversion?
My mom. Hands down. I’ve spent the majority of my life being told by her that I’m a snob and stuck up when, honestly, I get anxiety and don’t know what to say to people. Her opinion just make things worse.
Who, in your personal life, understands and accepts your Introversion the most?
My SO. He got really proud of himself recently because he was finally starting to understand how to “care for his introvert”. . . meaning make me tea, bundle me in a blankie, and cuddle me until I feel better / let me read alone until I feel better.
If you could tell an Extrovert anything about what it’s like to be Introverted, what would you say?
Please don’t act like I’m weird or show me pity because I don’t have a lot of friends. I like not having a large social group and the friends I do have are wonderful because they don’t judge me.