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What it's actually like to be an introvert.


Hey I'm Morgan, and yep, I'm a total introvert. It's something I had made myself feel bad about for so long, mainly because I felt like no one quite... got it. For as long as I can remember, I've always been the shyer friend, the listener, hating small-talk and overall preferring my own time more than being around large group but lately I've felt like people are pushing me to be more social and extroverted when really, that's just not me. I find it so hard to explain this to people and it's something I've been thinking a lot about recently so what better place to ramble than on my blog. 
There are three main personality types, introvert, ambivert and extrovert but whether you're a fellow introvert or any of these, today I thought I'd talk about what it actually feels like to be an introvert from my point of view, clear up a few common misconceptions, and just rant to you lovelies about all that personal jaZz!

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- 01. Introverts get exhausted by social interaction and need solitude to recharge. That's it, the literal definition. No rules to dictate how shy or adventurous you are, everyone is different. I just haaaate it when people assume things like this and it's probably the no. 1 misconception!

- 02. The way I describe it is, I don't need to be constantly around people to feel happy, I have a whole lotta 'me' time and I'm able thrive in the time I have alone (the opposite of being an extrovert!) With small groups, I'm fine, but generally I find large social events stress me out and I just know I would rather be playing guitar in my bedroom instead or hanging out with one or two close friends. 

-03. It's in no way a mental illness, it does not need to be 'cured,' it's just a part of your personality. Some introverts do suffer from social anxiety ect. but lots of people don't including me.

-04. Introverts are not always in plain sight and it's way more than just being 'shy.' Like I said, everyone is different, and there's no blanket answer, some introverts could speak in front of thousands of people and some just couldn’t.

-05. Generally small talk drains my energy quickly, sorry I just can’t master it aha.
Because of this I’m rubbish at talking to new people and I often feel unapproachable or just plain 'boring.' Like most introverts though, I really value meaningful one on one conversations and am a good listener. That said, introverts can still speak and express themselves - you’re not tongue-tied and it doesn’t mean you have zero self-confidence!

-06. I’m definitely more perceptive than people think, I notice lots of little things and details or when something’s bothering a friend way before most extroverts would. It’s things like this though, not everyone recognises, but in the long-run I'm sure they will.

-06. Some of my best friends are total extroverts and I absolutely love that about them. As long as they don’t try and make me act the same of course! You should never feel like you have to compromise your personality, is what I've realised lately. Although I'm typing up everything about what it means to be an introvert, just remember you don't owe anyone an explanation for why you are the way you are. 


7 lil' points just like usual, and I hope you enjoyed reading and learnt a bit more from this post I guess. My personality is something I'm always insecure about (even more than appearance, unlike most teens!) but I've begun to accept a whole lotta stuff about myself including being an introvert this year, so I just hope all this positive thinking continues into the rest of the year haha! Let me know in the comments whether you're an introvert like me, or an ambivert or extrovert by the way; I'd love to know. And if so, are you proud of being one? Just a friendly reminder, I'm always a dm away on twitter if you ever want to chat, I just know I could've definitely used something like this when I was feeling shit about myself, so I'll always be there if you need me.




QOTD: ARE YOU AN INTROVERT, AMBIVERT OR EXTROVERT?

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40 comments

  1. Ugh I can relate to this post so much!! Your photography is beautiful btw.

    Terri x
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  2. This is definitely me! I can so relate girl. And you can always message me whenever you need to M!

    Sami x
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  3. Beautiful post! I couldn't agree more. Xo

    Antonia Sweet Passions

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    1. I'm so glad you liked it, lovely! x

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  4. Someone who put it into words, so relatable this. Enjoyed reading this love! Xx Larice

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  5. Posts like this are great, it's great to have an insight of what it's like to be an introvert!

    Kim x www.sisterofthemoon.co.uk

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    1. Thank you, I love writing ones like this personally! x

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  6. I'm an introvert too so it was great to read this post and see your take on it! It always been something I've struggled to accept and felt insecure about as well, but as I've got older and seen that everyone really is so different and that's ok, I've been able to accept it and seen it as part of me:-)xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Totally agree! I've realised it's just a part of me now <3

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  7. I relate to some of the things you have said! I can be very shy at times!! Good post! x
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  8. This is completely me too! I've learnt to just do what makes me happy rather than please other people x

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    1. Trying my hardest to do that too atm! x

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  9. Such a relatable post!! Love it x

    xMeganLisa.wordpress.com

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  10. I loved reading this post! A lot of people do regard it as a bad thing or like you said a 'mental illness' when there are a lot of positives to being an introvert :) xx

    Eleanorclaudie.com

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    1. Definitely! Being an introvert is just another personality trait, not a mental illness <3

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  11. Totally agreed with some of this! I would say I'm mostly introverted but there are times I swing the other way. I guess as I've gor older and become more comfortable in my own skin I care less about what others think. And yet I will still stand and wait for others to approach me if I am around people I don't know!

    Kay | diaryofa30something.com

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    1. Ambivert then aha! Most people are a mixture of both <3

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  12. Such a good post! I am definitely an extrovert (lots of bloggers seem to be introverts though and I think that that is cool). I very much agree with this. Hey I would love if you could do a guest post one my blog in the future. If that is something that interests you please email me at nabilaeve@gmail.com. You're an amazing writer. :)

    Nabila // Hot Town Cool Girl

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    1. Yeah I've noticed that too! Thanks so much x

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  13. I can totally relate to this, I'm such an introvert but I've never seen that as an issue, I just like spending time with myself x
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    1. This is the kind of attitude I've finally accepted! Thank you x

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  14. Number 5 is totally me. I've been told that I NEVER ask other people questions. I'm like well I don't really care and I don't want to talk so why would I ask questions haha. Either ask me and let me talk about myself or talk about you, I ain't pulling it out of you, what if I ask something inappropriate haha! I give off the bitchiest most terrible vibe when I meet people for the first time! I had to completely reinvent my persona for a day job I had where I had to talk to lots and lots of business people every day. It's easy enough to learn though when there's no other choice ha! x

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    1. Ahh I can relate so much to this! x

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  15. I can relate to some of the things you've said in this post. Really enjoyed reading it! X

    Jeff. | NAMELESSJEFF

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  16. love your photo, I play the guitare too, you look really beautiful!

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    Alessa Bernal.

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    1. Awe thanks so much! Yep I do <33

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  17. Such a great post! I find it so interesting learning about other personality types, as I would describe myself as an ambivert. While I love hanging out with lots of people and having social events I do love doing things either by myself or with one or two close friends a lot. Lovely photography by the way!

    Mae ♥

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    1. Me too! It's so interesting to read people's different takes on it x

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  18. I loved learning about your perspective on this. I am actually the total opposite. Extrovert over here! In all actuality, we still face our problems too. I love talking all the time and always going out somewhere, but people sometimes take that as meaning you are fearless or even intimidating. Us extroverts have our insecurities too :)
    Omnivogues

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    1. Another misconception, I totally agree! Thanks so much for your comment xx

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  19. Loved this post Morgan <3 I'm definitely an extrovert and this was so interesting to read xx love the way you write damnnn teach me your ways
    Xx Sofia
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  22. Wow ! nice blog yaa. I'm thankful for your perceptional view. I agree !

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