So, today, I was explaining to my mom that I am an introvert. I don’t dislike people; I just dislike being around them all the time. I’m not antisocial; I just need cool down time after group engagements.
But what was weird about the conversation was how weird I felt. I felt weird explaining that I am an introvert to her, as if I was explaining that I had a disease or was trying to provide an excuse for something.
Personally, I think it’s normal, but when actually articulating it in person, I felt extremely weird about it and I could even sense her hesitation in her response after what I said; she didn’t seem to know how to take it.
Anyone else feel like this when explaining being an introvert to others? Isn’t that in itself weird? It’s not like people go around explaining that they’re an extrovert to people…