People are often surprised when I tell them that I am an introvert. I think people misunderstand my introversion because I am fairly sociable. What most don’t know is that it takes a considerable amount of effort for me to function in large gatherings or crowds. I get overwhelmed quickly. I do much better in smaller, more intimate settings. Even then, I find that I need time alone.
Sometimes I shut down and don't talk to anyone for days. It's nothing personal.
File this under “getting to know me.” I came across this graphic and found myself nodding repeatedly as I read through the list.
In the event that you’re an extrovert…here you go.