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Originally posted by Skewed
Can't give any advice really as my method works for me but maybe not for others. I learned that if you just say F-you or F-it to those things that put you in a position you do not want to be in and just do your thing, whatever that may be.
edit on 9-4-2012 by Skewed because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by DestroyDestroyDestroy
The problem is your looking for meaning in social interaction; social interaction has little, if anything to do with complex, valuable conversation, and everything to do with vibing. People make jokes for amusement, not to discover the meaning of life (though the meaning of life could very well be amusement).
Try to shut off your brain and just vibe next time your in a social setting. Think little, if at all, and just feel the energy of the environment, let it flow through you. Introversion is lack of social momentum; build social momentum and you'll naturally find yourself taking on extrovert mannerisms.
There is really no point to social interaction, so don't try to look for a point. It's just something we dumb animals do.
Originally posted by SecretSky
reply to post by smyleegrl
Hi Smylee - thanks for your comment. No, I'm not currently seeing a counselor/therapist for this - actually, I don't know where any are here, or how to go about contacting them.
I've taken medication against anxiety/stress (I forget the name, but it was something beginning with Z), and also magnesium supplements. Unfortunately, they didn't seem to make me less anxious but sleepy and tired to the point where I found it difficult concentrating.
I've thought about telling the people I work with about this condition - I feel a bit uncomfortable about it. I worry a bit, it'll make me even more distant from them. Actually, I find it difficult speaking to anyone about problems - probably why I'm posting this on ATS.
Everyday in the mornings I walk a few miles to work - this is the best part of my day really. I have to walk over a hill at around 7am every morning, so I get to see the sun rise and look out over a river which is usually covered with mist.
RE: Breathing techniques and yoga - I used to get Panic attacks at night, so learned deep breathing techniques which work. I haven't tried Yoga though - thanks for the suggestion
Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk.
This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t shut up for days.
Myth #2 – Introverts are shy.
Shyness has nothing to do with being an Introvert. Introverts are not necessarily afraid of people. What they need is a reason to interact. They don’t interact for the sake of interacting. If you want to talk to an Introvert, just start talking. Don’t worry about being polite.
Myth #3 – Introverts are rude.
Introverts often don’t see a reason for beating around the bush with social pleasantries. They want everyone to just be real and honest. Unfortunately, this is not acceptable in most settings, so Introverts can feel a lot of pressure to fit in, which they find exhausting.
Myth #4 – Introverts don’t like people.
On the contrary, Introverts intensely value the few friends they have. They can count their close friends on one hand. If you are lucky enough for an introvert to consider you a friend, you probably have a loyal ally for life. Once you have earned their respect as being a person of substance, you’re in.
Myth #5 – Introverts don’t like to go out in public.
Nonsense. Introverts just don’t like to go out in public FOR AS LONG. They also like to avoid the complications that are involved in public activities. They take in data and experiences very quickly, and as a result, don’t need to be there for long to “get it.” They’re ready to go home, recharge, and process it all. In fact, recharging is absolutely crucial for Introverts. ....