What I Think About: Being an Introvert

According to Myers-Briggs, my personality is defined by the letters INFJ.

Introverted Intuitive Feeling Judging

This specific combination of characteristics means I am very introspective. I spend more time in my head than I do talking to others or interacting in a social setting. I am often overwhelmed with my emotions, and I constantly sort through  ranking them by severity.

Last semester, I really pushed myself to be extroverted. I was constantly going out with friends, drinking, going to student organizational meetings, and opinionated in the class room. I stressed myself and stretched myself out to the point where I was always depressed when alone.

I think pushing myself was good for me to experience these things that I always avoided out of discomfort. I became comfortable in this realm, but I was unhappy.

I have a busy schedule, now. I go to class, have a job, homework, girlfriend, Youtube channel, blog, book writing, art and comic making, etc. I socialize with my roommate and the people at school, but most of my communication is online through social media since I don’t really have the time to meet up in person.

I feel a little ashamed of it because these people have only known me for me my extroverted self. I reinvented myself after high school, and now they are experiencing the real me. Granted, I am still different than high school. It is a healthy balance.

I am trying to keep my head up and do what I want and what I believe in, or rather I am trying to find the time to do all these things and keep my relationships up.

I like being an introvert, though. I like the quiet time alone or with a few people. I enjoy doing my own thing. I am very opinionated even if I don’t voice it often.