If you asked me if I was an introvert or an extrovert, depending on when you asked, I could have genuinely responded either way. As I begin to obtain objectivity of my life I realize now that this has much more to do with mania vs. depression (read: a missile trajectory of dizzying trouble that crashes into a nuclear wasteland of self-pity and lonesomeness) than whether I'm introverted or extroverted.

I am definitely extremely introverted.

More often than not, I want to be alone. This age of constant contact where everyone is expected to respond to texts, instant messages, emails, Facebook messages, tweets, within a reasonable time does not mesh well with the life of an introvert. Especially introverts who have pried their need of solitude away from them enough to work 9-to-5's.

I want to be alone. Disconnected. I need to recharge.

Unfortunately this disconnected behavior gets labeled as flakey or perceived as unreciprocated interest. This makes it harder for the introvert to maintain long lasting relationships and reintegrate with their social groups once they are done recharging.

Date: September 7th, 2014

Author: Patrick Brown <patrick@pab.io>

Created: 2018-03-25 Sun 23:43

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