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Life of an introvert

Hello, friends & strangers. Hope everyone is doing well. I’m exhausted after a social overdose. Have been reading 3 books since Saturday to recover. I’m not saying anything is wrong, but when I meet more people than I planned and had energy for, I forget to who I said what, get confused and then need several, or more, days to recover. This is simply the nature of an introverted person. Some extroverted people who don’t know me too well might not understand and tell me I’m boring, exaggerating my emotions, etc. This is not written to point out anyone around me, I’m writing about my experiences in general. Can anyone relate?

Not taking the time to recover between social life a few years ago made me so confused and feeling guilty for not wanting to be available all the time that it led to depression. One must listen to oneself, right?

The pictures are from yesterday, the sky was beautiful, I sat on the balcony watching people passing by on the street below. Now I’m going to walk to the hardware store to buy some stuff for Johan’s designs and have my sister’s voice in my ears, love walking and talking to her. Usually I’m in Kreuzberg when we do it, so she often asks Are you in Kreuzberg. LOL.

12 Comments

  • Tnt
    July 21, 2020 at 10:19 am

    Oh, yes, I can definitely relate! I had quite socially full few days and I start to feel physically ill if I do not stop and recover in solitude.

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    • Sandra
      July 22, 2020 at 10:12 am

      SO important to listen to oneself. I met some friends last night and now I need a break for several days again haha.

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  • Moos
    July 21, 2020 at 10:29 am

    Yes, same here. I get very cranky after too many social things and I need to be by myself. It’s a difficult balance.

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    • Sandra
      July 22, 2020 at 10:13 am

      Imagine working as a waitress for example. I guess I would be fired very quickly 😉

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  • Alexandra
    July 21, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    Jag är väldigt utåtriktad men behöver tid för mig själv också. Det är jätteviktigt att lyssna på sig själv, sin hjärna men också sin kropp. Oftast säger kroppen ifrån när hjärnan säger “kör hårt”.
    Man får lov att vara oanträffbar, läsa böcker och inte träffa vänner eller familj varje dag… Vi är alla olika…

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    • Sandra
      July 22, 2020 at 10:14 am

      Så sant, så sant.
      Jag har vuxit upp bland extroverter, så jag har lärt mig hur man beter sig som dom eftersom jag trodde att det är så man “ska” vara och är helt slut efteråt. Ha en fin dag.

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  • ELENA
    July 21, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    Hi Sandra,
    I am just the opposite, I need a lot social interaction but with a few dose of loneliness everyday.

    I miss Berlin a lot, hope nothing changes again due to COVID and I can travel there this summer. Waiting for la TAZZA and more! YoooPPIE

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    • Sandra
      July 22, 2020 at 10:15 am

      Hope you can pop over soon, sometimes I’m a bit jealous of more social people – would make freelance life more easy to be able to have the energy and courage to contact clients etc. x

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  • Sara
    July 22, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    I am exactly the same. Being around too many people for too long drains my energy so much that I feel physically sick, like I have the flu. I need a day or two to recharge. People often don’t understand this and think I am snobby or that I am exaggerating. It is difficult being an introvert in a world that values extroverts more, unfortunately.

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    • Sandra
      July 23, 2020 at 2:48 pm

      Exactly – snobby! I don’t know how many times people have had that opinion about me.
      <3

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  • sonrie
    July 23, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    yes I can relate! I almost always need some type of physical and mental break after meeting with groups of people or even one really energetic person. And I am more of a social introvert or ambivert. Or maybe I am just a more extroverted HSP, but either way, I need breaks too!

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    • Sandra
      July 25, 2020 at 8:19 pm

      Breaks are the best! Greetings from someone who’s spending her Saturday evening reading a book 😉

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