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I Am An Extroverted Introvert

I can only take so much of being around other people (even online) before my energy is drained, then I need to be alone again just to recuperate my energy reserves. I think it's more to do with CPTSD than introversion, but the two combined add to the effects I feel.

The effects? It's almost like having low blood sugar in a physical sense. It's physical and emotional and mental draining.
twistermind · 51-55, F
I understand you. I experience the same. I don't have CPTSD but I have other issues and even when I crave for human contact, I need to snap and recharge my energy.
I don't feel so overwhelmed on line but irl is pretty frequent.
twistermind · 51-55, F
@Carissimi: I know for sure that I'm very sensitive. My childhood wasn't so horrible to justify so many fears and lack of confidence.
I know people who lived harder situations and they got ahead pretty well. 😔
Carissimi · 61-69, F
@twistermind: It's just the way we are. Not better or worse than those who are not. It is what it is, if that's any consolation.
twistermind · 51-55, F
@Carissimi: Yes. I have hope in being able to accept myself. And trying that it doesn't affect to me so much to stop me from doing the things I want to do.
Thank you.
SW-User
Can definitely relate to this. There's only so much human contact I can handle before my mind just draws a blank.

What I really love is a quiet afternoon, sipping tea with someone else that can appreciate just being together and enjoying peaceful silence.
Carissimi · 61-69, F
That sounds absolutely wonderful. ☕️🍪☕️🍪 🙂
Magenta · F
I'm the same. I need a lot of space away from people. :-)
Carissimi · 61-69, F
Oh yes, space. I even park away from other cars if there is enough space.

 
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