Introverts aren’t known for being party people. What we are known for is being “party poopers”. We are the ones who leave early, or don’t show up at all. Or we show up ready to mix and mingle, only to find that we run out of social juice within the first half hour. Then what?
Most introverts will withdraw into our own world in order to protect our energy. There is a good reason why we introverts like to live inside our head. It feels safe there. We can quietly observe, and ponder what’s going on around us, without having to say anything. Talking, after all, is draining for introverts. Listening, too.
And therein lies the problem with parties. Usually, there is a whole lot of talking going on. Not only that. The atmosphere at most parties is noisy and busy. All that outer stimulation makes introverts want to turn inward even more.
This can be frustrating for social introverts who want to connect with people, but only have so much juice in our social batteries to work with. We are like introverted Cinderellas. Our energy seems to turn to dust at a certain hour. Except usually our party persona expires long before midnight.
Luckily, there are ways that we can survive even the most dreaded parties. Best of all, we don’t have to “cure” our introversion, or fake being extroverted to do so. I’ve put together some essentials to help get you through any party. Access them now by downloading my new free ebook, 7 Steps To Introvert Party Survival.