Yes, I am an introvert. No, I'm not shy. No, I'm not stuck up. No, I'm not antisocial. I'm just listening. I'm just observing. I can’t stand small talk… But I'll talk about life for hours. I'd rather be home with a close friend or two than among a crowd of acquaintances. Don't scold me in public. Don't embarrass me in public. Respect that I am reserved. And if I open myself up to you, know that means you're very special to me.
This can be incredibly draining. I get powerful flashbacks to the most seemingly mundane of comments (that I made) in the past on a very regular basis and am plagued by worry with how the other person may have taken them. #empaths #HSP