Introvert Anxiety

I am an extreme introvert.  I could go days without talking to people and be very happy.  In fact, I really enjoy having days without human contact.

I am not anti-social, and I do enjoy being around people.  I just need that alone time to recharge my batteries.

When I am forced to interact with people all the time and I don’t get enough alone time, I become irritable and my anxiety levels increase drastically.  I actually feel agitated and it can even cause my depression symptoms to increase.

I try to explain this to people, but they don’t seem to understand.  They don’t realize how important it is for me to have time of personal isolation.  I don’t want to hurt people’s feelings, but I just need to be alone.


13 thoughts on “Introvert Anxiety

  1. Love the graphic! What a hoot!
    I hold with Twain: “The more I know of people, the more I like dogs.”
    I can’t emphasize how much I mean this.
    Like you, I kinda like people, but in small doses.
    I love the blogosphere, because I feel I can fulfill my duty to interact with humankind, but with a click, I can be done with you!

    Gotta go,



  2. awkward brown guy says:

    i’m an introvert with social anxiety too… yet, I can also be sociable in the right mood / with the right crowd.


  3. psychosandme says:

    Lynn, im asking some people to do somemental health crap with me.. , say hellolook if you will , i know what tomdo


  4. Peterbread says:

    Haha love the unite separately alone. We offer so much hopefully the introvert can be more understood. It’s even worse when you combine anxiety to it. Can be really hard to overcome. But you also need to understand and accept who you are. Power to us all!


  5. enchantingroses97 says:

    I am an introvert with generalized anxiety. On days when things are busier than most, the day after I get more sleep and need to charge because the day before was too exhausting 😂.


  6. God's School of Life says:

    I can totally relate. I even go as far as to feel guilty at times for not wanting to be around people. I like some people in small doses. Some I don’t like at all. =)


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