18 Struggles Of Having An Outgoing Personality But Actually Being Shy And Introverted

As someone who has (what I would consider) an extroverted personality, yet suffers from general and social anxiety, this article really hit home. You can love being around people and being involved and yet be inhibited by fear and anxiety and the desire to stick to the comfortable. You can be so many different things at once because humans are made to be unique and interesting and different and complicated and that makes each and every one of us beautiful. For anyone with a similar personality type, or who deals with anxiety….check this out!

Thought Catalog

This… this is my soul song, people. This is my Vietnam.

1. You’re not anti-social, you’re selectively social.

2. At any given point, you have one (maybe two) best friends who are your entire life. You’re not a “group of friends” person. You can’t keep up with all that.

3. Social gatherings that are supposed to be “rites of passage” like prom and dances and other such typical nonsense is just… not for you. You don’t understand it. You want nothing to do with it.

4. When you do choose to grace a party with your presence, you are the life of it. You’re dancing on the table and doing body shots until 3 a.m.

5. … You then retreat into three days of complete solitude to recover.

6. You go out of your way to avoid people, but when you inevitably have to interact with them, you make it…

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