So here is my story. I am an introvert like most people in here, but I am not shy (by example, I don't mind talking in front of groups of people too much). I don't mind starting conversations with strangers much. If there is too much social interactions my energy gets drained away and i then have to take a break. I try to only have introvert friends as we can understand each other's need to be alone sometimes. And hopefully, it will ont be exclusively small talk.
To the point: I met some shy extroverts (as friends. I am only talking about friendships here) thinking they were introverts, but if they only have 1-2 friends it's because that these few people are the limit of their confort zone and not because 1-2 friends is all they need. Of course, I only realize this when I get to know them better, and by then, being one of the only persons they're confortable with, they just drain all of my energy away with their extrovert vibes.
I have actually ended friendships once I realized what I just described. My only current friend is like that. And I hate being forced to keep it to small (and useless) talk
Am I the only one who this is happening to/who is realizing that?
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Daisy wrote:Welcome John4, I'm not sure I understand your question.
I was asking if I an the only one who confuses shy extroverts for introverts and ends up in a sticky/ackward situation.
I am almost exclusively interrested in freindships with introverts as I feel extroverts just don't understand the introvert's need for free space and will never go any further than small talk (and I've tryed...)
Sorry if I don't know how to express myself, English is the 3rd language I learned. It is easy to avoid spelling mistakes, but grammar can be a bit herder to master
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