I’m good at being social – My Geminian, former performing athlete self seems to have that mastered but…it doesn’t always jive with what I WANT to be doing. I’d rather hang out with the cats most of the time. Frustratingly, they tend to be as introverted as I am!
I think it’s possibly that when you are ultra-attuned, these kinds of things grate on you more…
Funny…but also murder-provoking!
This is SO INFJ. I have to do this with everything from trips to evening events… It’s almost ridiculous but given that there are memes and quotes about it…well, I feel a whole lot better I’m not the only one! *LOL*
Another audible laugh for this one… *lol*
I’ve done this – which applies to introverts, empaths, INFJ types 1,000% – so many times I can’t count!
I’m NOT a phone person. I don’t want people to call. I don’t want messages. I don’t even want notifications of messages!
This quotation jumped out at me when I saw it posted in the ether some time ago… It rings so very true for me. I couldn’t say whether it is a result of an empathic heart, INFJ tendencies, or the heavily-leaning introverted side of a potentially ambiverted personality. . .
My solitude is my sanity, and there are times when I must shut out all but what my body does involuntarily – my beating heart, and a chest which rises and falls like the tides, my sole companions.
For a long, long time, the thought of anyone in my space bordered on “terrifying.” It was not specifically a fear of loss, whether to freedom, or privacy, or presence…but more that my soul needed the expanse in which to re-calibrate and recharge. It felt almost like an affront to my very essence to have someone impede spatially in my life – as if I had no sanctuary my own.
I’m still a lot like a lone wolf, but there is one person with whom I am blessed beyond rhyme and reason to have in my life. And he…he won me over so much so that his presence challenged my comfort zone…and single-handedly defeated it.