I am not what happend to me, I am what I choose to become.
I always thought I was introverted. I always wanted to fit in, to be like the rest, at least, I didn't want to be bullied and boy have I been bullied. By trying to fit in, I've lost who I really was. I was insecure about who I was. My opinion was based on the opinion of others and therefore I was an easy target for the bullies. This happend on and off till I was about 17 years old. The basic calling names and making you feel miserable for who you are. Since about 3 years, I am accepting the fact that I will never fit in and never will be like the rest.
I am who I am, I simply do not care what people think anymore. I've got my own opinion and believes. I chose me and invested in me. Now I know I'm an ambivert. I feel really comfortable on my own, doing my thing but I also feel comfortable with people and talking for hours and interacting with people. But where extraverted people get energy from being with people, I get exhausted after a while. And where introverted people are really comfortable being alone for days, I enjoy the company of people after 2/3 days on my own. Knowing my type of person really enlighted my when it comes to interacting with the people around me and new people entering my life.
In my job as engineer, I do most work in silence, not interacting with my colleagues, because most of them are introverted. When I'm at work as 'the photographer' I interact with people constantly. Just like I told yesterday, this is my balance.
Are you introverted, extraverted or an ambivert?
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