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I do excellent in one-on-one's.
Okay in very small groups.
Parties...get me outta here! Yikes!!! I don't drink, but have often considered having one or two, just to soothe my nerves at certain social settings. LOL
As an introvert, I just don't like being in a room full of people I don't really know (having to be social). It makes me uneasy & I'd rather be some other place where I don't feel the pressure to pretend.
Growing up, I always thought something wrong with me for feeling this way (I often thought...what kind of person doesn't like parties?!). I thought something was wrong with me being a quiet person & for actually enjoying time alone. I used to think that I needed to be more outgoing, that I needed to start conversations with people & dance & "look like" I was enjoying myself, even though I wasn't.
Now, I've come to realize that, there are both...equally, "People-Persons and "Non-People-Persons". That just as there are Extroverts "some of which, who Naturally Enjoy Being Around Others", there are also Introverts "some of which, who Naturally Enjoy Being Alone".
It's just a different way of being, instead of a problem that I thought needed to be fixed.
Still...though I no longer want to deny or run from my being "quiet", I do want to work on "losing the uneasiness that I feel" in social settings, and just be more comfortable talking to people. Ooh, I think I just made a connection!...a prime example of Being Who You Are, while Becoming the Person You Want to Be. In this post, I couldn't come up with an example of this; until now.
So, How do YOU do?
Are you an Introverted-Person? Extroverted-Person? Somewhere in between?
Have any tips for me to become more comfortable?