Getting Personal ~ A Perfect Introvert

Hi Everyone,

I have never really talked about anything very personal on my blog but
there have been times that I have wanted to but I guess I felt a bit hesitant.
It probably has something to do with the topic that I would like to 
talk with you about today.  

I have gradually started to feel more and more brave to do so
because all of you in blogland are such nice, caring, compassionate people.
I would feel comfortable to have any one of you in my home ~ seriously!
(Well, except there is this one blogger ~ NO, NO, just kidding!!)

I would like to talk to you about being an introvert and I have included
some photos from around my house because I couldn't possibly do a post
that is completely decorating free!  ; }

I happened upon a post written by Monica at The White Bench entitled

Monica says,
"According to the Myers and Briggs Foundation, there are two main psychological types- extroverts that like to spend time in the outer world and get their energy from active involvment in events and having a lot of different activities, feel comfortable in groups and savor social interaction.  Introverts, often wrongly associated with shyness, on the contrary like to spend time alone or with one or two people they feel comfortable with and get their energy from the inner world of ideas and images. Interacting with people drains them, while staying alone recharges their batteries."

Wow, I could really relate to this.
I was very quiet and reserved as a young girl.
I have come out of my shell a lot as I have gotten older but I still prefer spending
time with my family or just a few friends as opposed to large gatherings or parties.
I actually get somewhat nervous and feel a bit uncomfortable in large groups.
I absolutely need time to be alone with my thoughts and ideas,
 quiet time to reenergize.

Throughout my life, I have often felt that there was something wrong
with being quiet and enjoying time alone.
That I would prefer to stay home on a Saturday night than go to a big party.

So for me, it is so nice to know that there are
 many other introverts among us
and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.

That it is totally normal to like time to myself
 and to be alone with my thoughts.

Monica sums it up perfectly,
"Fortunately, at a certain point of my life, I have started to realize
 there was nothing wrong with me. I am perfect the way I am."

You can read Monica's entire post HERE.

Can any of you relate to this?
I would love to hear from you and hear your
thoughts on being an introvert!


  1. I can relate to this! I much prefer meeting friends 1-1 than in a big group. x

    1. So nice to know I'm not the only one, Katie! Thanks so much for commenting!

  2. Hi JoAnne! I can totally realte to being an introvert. I don't like big groups or crowds and feel very uncomfortable especially if attention is drawn to me. Spending a Saturday night at home sounds perfect!

    Lori : )
    Thrifty Decor Mom

    1. We seem to find more and more that we have in common, Lori. Being a homebody is a great thing!!

  3. Hi Jo Anne!

    I understand... I get overwhelmed with too much noise and commotion in a large gathering. I don't get the impression that you are lacking in confidence, but just happily content to be quiet.

    However, I just shared a great short video today that really hit home. I don't usually leave links in comments but I think this one can be the exception. I hope you don't mind :)

    Believe In Yourself:

    xoxo Bunny Jean

    1. You are very perceptive, Bunny Jean ~ I am content but it has taken a long time to get there. I loved the video ~ thanks so much for sending the link. Words are so very powerful and it's good to remind ourselves. Loved the kitty/batman picture!

  4. I feel just as you do. I am working with the public all day long. I love nothing more than going home and spending time with my dogs. I am a homebody and proud of it.

  5. Spending time at home is how I recharge my batteries too ~ thanks for visiting, Debra!

  6. I completely relate to what you are writing about! As I have gotten older it has become easier, but even today I prefer to spend time at home with my family and I'm still oftentimes quiet in a group setting. But I've also become comfortable with who I am... there are times when I've wished I was different, but the older I get the more I appreciate others who, although quiet, have a smile on their face and a peaceful spirit. Thanks for sharing... I enjoyed your post!

  7. I knew I had some kindred spirits out there! I wonder if there is a correlation between being introverted and also being nesters who love to take care of our homes and make them a beautiful place. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Andrea!

  8. I read Monica's post and totally agreed with it all. My introverted ways actually started after I turned 40. No more crazy loud gatherings. I prefer cozy and intimate. And take even more time to be by myself. While others are running around like crazy searching for something out there ... I am enjoying the peace and quiet of home. :) Happy August to you! Tammy

    1. You make such a good point, Tammy! We often look "out there" for something that is really right in front of us (or within us) all along.

  9. You are right! Our posts sound much alike. It's nice to know that there are other people who understand how I feel. Most of the people I am around, family and friends, are very pushy about always doing things. And yes, as I get older, it's just not me and that's ok.


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