Yeah, you read that right. I’m a one woman Netflix and Chill brigade. None of that fornication nonsense. Nah. I watch Netflix and chill. A lot. By myself. Who needs company when you have wifi, right?
I suppose an alternative title to this post could be “The Woes of a Faux Extrovert”. You know when you go out, have a great time, get people laughing at your jokes and have decent conversations so people get shit twisted and think you actually like human beings? Or when people just assume you want to socialise when there’s ogi waiting for you at home? These are the woes of an individual struggling with friends and acquaintances who won’t let her introversion be great.
All this girl needs in this life of sin is food and wifi. With nutrition and a steady internet connection, all things are possible. But how do we balance this with living in the real world? You guys know now. That world where you have to put yourself out there, network and all that. This isn’t even for bae seizing purposes now. You literally can’t live this life as a wallflower. You’ll just find yourself tweeting depressed subs when your mates are buying house. Don’t be mad at me. I didn’t make the rules.
Please don’t mistake introversion for shyness. Yes, some people struggle with both, but liking your personal space isn’t always a sign of social awkwardness or low self esteem. It just means sometimes (or most times), you prefer silence in your own company to noise in others’. It’s pretty straightforward. Yet inconvenient.
So, the question remains how does one get over this? For me the answer is exactly that. Get over it. Get over yourself. Life is what it is, so you can push yourself out of your comfort zone from time to time or just stay in your lane and watch opportunities pass you by. Easier said than done, so there’s always plan B: Fake it till you make it.
Anyone out there have funny stories of being “forced” to hang out when you really just wanted your bed? Or being the introvert in a clique of extroverts? Or even being an introvert married to someone from the other side? How do you manage your personality with the demands of your job, business and social life in general?
You know the drill. Express you.