Introverts prefer small gatherings. When we do hang out with people, we prefer seeing them one on one or in a small group. The more intimate and deep the conversation, the better.
We absolutely dislike small talk and large gatherings create an awful feeling in the deep of our stomach and trigger the fight or flight response. Joining in on a group conversation as if we belong there, simply isn’t us. The force togetherness, the multiple conversations makes us anxious and demands a lot of energy. Being around a lot of people and trying to be “sociable” is very exhausting.
Introverts do not simply enter a room and interact with people. This is why I usually avoid sitting in the centre of the room where the festivities are the loudest. We prefer deep conversation over light small talk.
Introverts want and need to be understood on a deeper level, especially by those we care about.
Introverts are deep thinkers and it can be very inspiring when we let people into our thoughts. It is quite a gift.
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