I felt guilty for not wanting to constantly be with my family and friends, like most people seemed to want. My need to recharge in uninterrupted solitude or quiet, became too great.
Validation goes beyond acknowledging someone’s experience. It says your experience is real and it matters. Not only do I see your perspective, but I appreciate it.
We don’t have to recover from introversion or convert to extroversion. We get to glow in our own way. We get to treasure our beautiful inner world. We get to share ourselves with the world in ways that honor who we are.
Tell me a funny story or just sit and talk with me while holding my hand. Tell me we’ll tackle things together.