Conquering the Introverted Extrovert

Realise that both sides of the coin are good for you:

This is something that took a long time for me to not only realise but accept. For so long I was worried that I wasn’t socialising and engaging in the world enough. And when I was out, I’d stress about not having enough energy and inevitably ruining my time out.

Thus, after much reflection I actually came to realise that it’s healthy to socialise and it’s healthy to be alone sometimes. And that I shouldn’t feel bad or out of place to be doing either of those things.

Trying to keep up with the Kardashians:

Ok, I’ll be amazed if this doesn’t affect you, because it sure as hell affects me. Our social media channels show us a daily influx of the lifestyle of the rich and the famous and for the rest of us mere muggles, it can be very draining; that we need to be constantly flaunting our wealth in order for society to accept us as having “made it”. This has not gone unnoticed and it has actually been brought light the dangers this notion can have on people; with many influencers and social media-goers started to discuss the issue saying that “Instagram is a highlight reel, not the whole movie”.

The Hustle Movement is not the be-all and end-all:

People come to believe that in order to be successful in life we need to be constantly on-the-go and interacting with people. I’ve written about this previously as I myself, still have moments where I feel like I am not doing enough. The hustle movement is basically the mindset that every waking moment of your time needs to be dedicated to your work or your financial goals. A self-sabotaging concept that can lead to a deprivation of basic human instincts and can make any introvert-inclined person feel like they’re not doing enough.

Personality is dependant on Environment:

Introverts are reserved individuals that prefer to reveal their social sides when they’re in their comfort zones. The difference between this introvert example and someone with extroverted traits is the stimulation they have irrespective of the environment’s coziness. One of the prudent signs you’re in the middle of this personality spectrum is when different moods determine how you relate with friends—even situations outside your comfort zone.  – Diary of an Introvert

You don’t owe anyone anything:

This goes for everyone, not just introverted extroverts. If you know your worth you will naturally attract similar people.

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