“An introvert’s desire for solitude is more than just a preference. It is crucial to our health and happiness.” – Michaela Chung
The best quote I’ve seen to describe being an introvert. Emphasis on crucial.
I get overwhelmed very easily and always need time to myself to recharge.
Today I learned that psychological explanation for introversion:
The way that your body responds to the outside environment plays a critical role in determining your level of extroversion and introversion.
On a physiological level, a network of neurons located in the brainstem known as the reticular activating system (RAS) is responsible for regulating arousal levels including wakefulness and transitions between sleeping and waking.
According to Eysenck’s theory, introverts are those that have naturally high levels of arousal. Because introverts tend to experience chronically high arousal levels, they tend to seek activities and environments where they can escape from overstimulation. Because of their naturally high arousal levels, they are more alert and take in more information from the environment. Escaping somewhere to have time alone to recharge gives them the opportunity to process and reflect on what they have learned.
Don’t feel bad for being introverted! It’s more of a strength than a weakness!