I am an introvert. I found this out many years ago in a psych 101 class, but I never really gave it much thought beyond that class. An introvert, so what ?! What does that do for me ? The psych 101 prof was a bit kooky so I never put my weight or thought in to it. Fast forward about 10 years and I was working in the corporate world and I am getting super stressed, sick and just plain miserable . I was doing presentations to 30+ people at least once a month, leading meetings every week and attending endless other meetings. I was an introvert trying to be an extravert, not even knowing what that meant.
There were times when I was so worn out, I would sleep for 12 hours on my days off. Not knowing why.
One thing the corporate world did for me was re introduce me to the Myers Briggs system, I took a test as part of some training and found out that I was an INFJ. At first that didn’t mean much to me, but I started digging, and learning as much as I could. So many things started making sense.
I was trying to go against the wiring of my brain. I was really good at what I did, but it was stressing me out to the max. I was not meant for this. I knew there was more to life than endless meetings…
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