1. Your energy level is closely tied to your environment
You’re sensitive to your surroundings. It matters how your environment looks, what kind of music is playing, how many people are present, and the noise level.
The ambiance of a place can either energize or drain you, depending on if it fits your preferences. A loud concert in a crowded stadium might be overwhelming — but an up- close-and-personal acoustic set at your favorite club is soothing.
And often you may be able to cope with the large crowds as long as you recharge quickly.
Intuitive people will often resonate with this quality, and for them, the energetic recharge is vital in order to continue their week productively.
2. Do you find people to be both intriguing and exhausting
Meeting new people and hearing their life stories?
Spending almost every night hanging out with friends?
Not a chance.
Outgoing introverts enjoy meeting new people but can only endure so much socialising.
After a busy weekend, or a long day at work, you may feel the need to disappear and recharge by being alone or with just one other person.
This is certainly apparent during the festive seasons where there is the pressure to socialise each night or go to lots of parties.
3. Certain people and interactions drain you while others recharge you
You have a few friends who you could hang out with for practically forever.
It seems like you never run out of things to talk about. Being with them is easy.
You actually feel better after spending time with them, not drained — and you act pretty outgoing around them.
Other people tire you as you may need to be on your guard with them, or they may just bore you and you need to get away.
Being alone is better than settling for second- rate company.
4 .You can be charming but also deeply introspective and reflective
You make small talk when it’s expected of you because you know it can lead to deeper, more authentic conversation.
People feel comfortable around you, and you easily get others talking and opening up about themselves.
When you’re out with friends, you make sure everyone’s having a good time.
However, most people don’t realize how “in your head” you really are.
Although you appear easy-going, your mind is always running.
5. When you feel rested and recharged, you reach out to others
Often, you’re the one who organizes social events for others.
Playing the host is ideal for the extroverted introvert — it allows you to spend time with people on your own terms.
But when you run out of energy, you’re out, and like a true introvert, all you want is a little hibernation at home.
6. You need time to warm up in social situations
Your first impression belies your real personality.
At first, you come across as quiet and reserved.
But once you feel comfortable, you have no trouble chatting.
You won’t spill your life story or divulge your insecurities to someone you’ve just met, but you will reveal intimate details once trust is built up.
The better someone gets to know you, the more “extroverted” you seem.
7. It actually takes less energy to say what’s on your mind than to make small talk
True extroverts rarely struggle with what to say. It’s easy from them to make chitchat — and talk with ease about virtually any topic.
But not so for most introverts.
Many introverts find it difficult to force small talk.
They’d rather talk about big ideas or connect in an honest, authentic way.
This is especially true of extroverted introverts.
It’s far easier for them to say what’s on their mind than to fake a rousing discussion about the weather.
8. You’re selectively social
Although you gain a lot of satisfaction from your relationships, unlike a true extrovert,
You don’t have the energy to maintain a large social network.
Plus, you don’t click with just anybody.
So you make your limited “people” energy count by investing it into just a few close relationships.
9. You have no interest in trying to prove yourself in a crowd of strangers
At networking events or parties, you’re not someone who “works the room.”
Nor do you feel the need to draw a lot of attention to yourself in social situations.
Yes, you see the value in making connections with others, and you especially love those rare moments when you meet a like-minded soul.
But you’ll probably never be the most popular person in the room — and you’re okay with that.
10. You’re often confused for an extrovert
Your friends and family don’t buy that you’re an introvert because you’re just so social.
In fact, it may have taken you a while to realize that you’re an introvert — because you play the extrovert so well.
Now you find yourself constantly having to explain your introversion and how you get your energy.
Unfortunately, most people don’t get it.
Keep in mind that there’s no wrong way to do introversion — and we all act introverted at times and extroverted at others.
You can be outgoing and still be an introvert. It’s all about understanding your needs and honouring your own style, even if that means being the life of the party one night and then binge watching Netflix alone the next.
How can you work this to your advantage
1. Take time off to re-energise
Many people take time off and then label it or justify it by saying they are under the weather, unwell or tired. Using this as your excuse will bring those energies to you. SO I invite you to just take the time with no judgement and no explanations.
2. Meditate regularly
Even a short 10 minutes each day is beneficial. When you feel the most worn out or busy, that’s when you should up the length of time, your brain, body and soul need the time out.
3. Get outside
A short stroll outside on your own or with a good friend in the fresh air, taking lots of deep calming breaths will re-energise you.
4. Laugh or Cry
Watch a good movie that stirs your emotions up, make it inspirational and emotional.
5. Treat Yourself
Do something that is purely for pleasure with no outcome intended. Something that you love.
If you feel the pull, have some energy healing.
6. Have a Music Jam Session
Play your favorite music as loud as you like, and truly indulge in old emotions, memories.
7. A Random Act of Kindness
Something small that brightens up someone else’s day will give you fuel to re-energise your soul.
8. Have an Adventure
Do something totally unexpected and different.
I hope some of these options will give you ideas and sparks for creating a magical way of working with your own personality and energetic spirit.
Everyone is different so find what works for you.
If you would like some help to explore some more ways to help yourself or would like some energy healing.
You can contact me.