An introvert will always understand the importance of space and alone time because they are so self-sufficient. The introvert needs time alone to unwind, to recharge, to clear their minds and when you need the same they will understand and respect your wishes and never take offense.
Loving An Introvert
We are idealistic. Because most of us spend our time reading or watching, our aspirations are wider.
Introverts absolutely need their ‘me’ time. Not only for the sake of themselves, but for the sake of others. If they don’t have their time to recharge they won’t have anything to contribute to their friendships and family members.
If you take an honest look at your emotional patterns when you’re alone vs. when you’re with a community of friends or loved ones, you see that you thrive more in the latter. You think you are happier on your own, but you’re not really.
It is not a matter of personality types, it has to do with me and how I see myself.
Hating people doesn’t make you an introvert, any more than disliking chocolate makes you allergic to it.
Growing up a social butterfly, being the life of the party was all I knew. But in other countries, I needed to take a step back and let those who were in their natural state take the center stage so I could learn from them as their guest.
I give myself full permission to be quiet. I might be enjoying a conversation while having little to add to the discussion. It might be a topic that I find interesting but that I don’t know much about, so I don’t judge myself for not contributing. I make sure that I don’t judge myself at all when I have nothing to say.
It’s sitting with them in silence and being okay with it. Because silence doesn’t make them uncomfortable and sometimes they just appreciate the company.
Gemini: You draw people to you with your joie de vivre and you’re happy to have them along for the ride as long as they don’t slow you down.