One Introvert’s Social Distancing Experience

Social distancing has been awesome for me.

Not because of the terrible pandemic. Or the mass panic that has caused people to hoard items like toilet paper (which I don’t understand because it’s not *that* type of disease. Seriously, I don’t get it. As soon as Costco gets in a shipment of toilet paper, it’s gone again in like 10 minutes.)

But I digress.

Social distancing has been awesome because I have felt more creative and more mentally energized than I have since at least 1999.

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Review: A Girl’s Night In Box Subscription

I love box subscriptions. They allow you try to new, fun products without having to A) actually find products to try and B) invest a lot of money to do so. My new box subscription is A Girl’s Night In: “A perfect subscription box for the introverted woman” by Shereen Lehman.

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Candlelight Dinner for … One

I have been single for some time now. Oh, I’ve gone on the occasional date, and sometimes even a second date. But due to a number of reasons, I haven’t “settled down” with anyone.

Most of the time, I enjoy being single. I’m an introvert—my Myers-Briggs Type Indicator type is INFJ (Introvert/iNtuition/Feeling/Judgement) and I score (90%) as a highly sensitive person. This means I’m the type of introvert who most of the time, prefers books and animals in a quiet, calm environment over being around people, particularly in a loud, overwhelming environment. In other words, you will find me at the library, but not at a dance club. Continue reading

Introverts Unite! … Separately In Your Own Homes

I am an introvert.

Most people don’t realize that about me. I have no problem meeting new people. I enjoy spending time with friends. I can talk to strangers. I have what you would call “good social skills.” So when I tell people that I’m an introvert, the main response I get is “but you’re not shy!” Although many people associate introvertedness with shyness, not all of us are actually shy.

I don’t think anyone I know would call me shy.

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