Introversion and extroversion occur on a spectrum. This means that there are different degrees of introversion. No one person is completely an introvert or completely an extrovert. Though every introvert is different, most introverts share certain traits and challenges.
Common introvert traits
Some introverted traits seem to be ingrained. Others are a result of the culture we live in. For example, many introverts have learned to cope with constant overstimulation by putting up a wall. This leads people to believe that introverts are cold, or standoffish, but this is not our true nature. The innate qualities that most introverts share are a love of introspection, a need for solitude, and a slower, more focused communication style.
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Contrary to popular belief, introverts don’t love constantly being alone. Alot of people falsely believe that introverts are true lone wolves, and we perfectly find going our entire lives without a significant other.
Granted, warming up to someone takes us longer than most, and we have to really like someone before we give up some precious alone time to be with them. But introverts are people just like everyone else, and even the most reserved ones still crave the love and companionship of a healthy relationship.
Finding love is a challenge for anyone nowadays; online dating transformed the way we meet potential partners, and many people decided to forgo monogamy altogether in favor of friends with benefits and hookups.
For introverts, love is something sacred. We crave the connection with someone whose company is as comfortable as our solitude. It isn’t easy to find them, and it’s even harder when your friends are out every Friday night and you’re pumped to Netflix and chill for the entire weekend.
Here are a few reasons why finding love is so hard for introverts along with some introvert dating tips to help you break out of your comfort zone and find the love you’ve been dreaming about!
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Being an introvert is easy 🤨
As long as I have time and space to recharge – No problem!
At home, in my personal space – No problem!
Out and about, minding my business – No problem!
Even at a social gathering, where I can work the room a lil and get ghost when I need to recharge – No problem!
When you work in a consulting role and you’re the lead Engineer on a project – Big Problem!
When you have to be in meetings, and…you’re expected to lead the meeting – Bigger Problem!
This is why it’s bad to be an introvert. When you’re good at something, you’re expected to project that wherever you go…you know…Be EXTROVERTED!
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As I was going in circles trying to figure out why I wasn’t even close to reaching my weight loss goal or actually losing any weight at all, I started developing a persistent thought. How come I never feel hungry? Why am I always full and sometimes miserable? At the time, I started a journal and kept track of when I exercised – 120 push ups on this day, 4 miles on that day, 160 mountain climbers the next, etc. The whole first year of keeping this journal didn’t reveal much in the way of why I was still maintaining my current weight but I still remained persistent.
Continue reading How I Lost 15 Pounds in 15 Months: Part 2
The journey wasn’t really planned out or purposeful. I was traveling a lot at the time and had access to three hearty meals a day so I was maintaining a lot of weight. Going along with the common misconception, I thought I could just work it off and not worry about what I was consuming.
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