Even If You’re an Extrovert, You Still Need Time Alone

Even If You’re an Extrovert, You Still Need Time Alone

I’m an extrovert. It wouldn’t take long talking to me to know that. I was active in theatre, I was always one to raise my hand in class, I tend to start loud conversations with co-workers, and sometimes when I’ve been alone for too long, I go to the store just to have a conversation with the Trader Joe’s clerk.

In the last year, that dynamic has shifted. I have found myself spending more of my time, by choice, alone. I go hiking by myself instead of trying to make plans with friends; I take myself out to coffee to write instead of chat; and I come home from work and start painting, journaling or meditating instead of recounting the details of my day to my husband.

Was it just me? Was I the only extrovert who didn’t want to hang out anymore?

Was I turning into an introvert?

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