I thought I had a condition. As a kid, I didn’t like to go out, I didn’t like huge parties as a teenager and I surely don’t now. I’m always shy, even with people I’ve known for years, I’m always anxious about meeting up with people whether I know them or not.
To be honest, sometimes I’d rather be alone in my room with my cat and read a book or talk to my friends online.
Then I took the MBIT test – and I got a result that made sense: I’m an INFP.
Suddenly, I knew who I was. I read a thousand articles on the subject and I met people that also were INFP and I was pleased to be able to talk about it with people who completely understood me.
Then, one day, I stumbled onto a book. It was Quiet by Susan Caine. It completely changed the way I was seeing life, and I’m so grateful to have this book in my life.
It put words on things I was feeling but yet couldn’t describe. Everything makes sense to me, and it’s a must-read if you’re a bit curious about society, and both extroverts and introverts people.
She even did a TEDtalk so here it is if you’re interested in the matter. Watch it, read the book, try to understand introverts a bit more.
Shh…. let’s have some quiet time tonight!