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My background: I am married to a very introverted person, and I have had to explain his disappearing act when he needs to go recharge. I understand the reluctance of explaining what you're doing and why you need to recharge/rest. How can I approach this issue politely without hurting feelings and harming my relationships? I would like to have a way to hint ...


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Please focus on being positive. There are two questions that popped into my mind as I read your post. Why do you need to reply so quickly? Why do you have to say something negative? Barring any medical issues, these appear to be just habits that you may consider changing. How about this for a suggestion to get started. Make sure your first comment is ...


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Shy and introversion are different things that result in similar social results when compared in a single scenario. Being shy is a mild form of social anxiety. Which means the person is nervous, hesitant and uncomfortable with interacting with people even when they want to. Shy people are more likely to avoid conversation in the same way a fear of heights ...


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Extraversion/introversion refers to how your social interactions relate to your mental/emotional energy levels. An extrovert feels as if they gain energy by interacting with people, while an introvert feels like those interactions cost them energy. This question is independent of how much you like people generally, or whether you like big or small groups. ...


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I always ask myself whether what I want to say will contribute to the conversation or whether I just want to insert my two cents without a good talking point. If in the first category, then I find a way to work it into the conversation, but more often than I would like to admit, the answer is in the second category and the comment does not need to be said. ...


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I completely understand what you are talking about, I also need breaks between social interactions. Lets call our introverted girl, Emma. she had two close friends, Kathy and Sharon. Both Kathy and Sharon were very extroverted and the three friends spent many happy times together, but it was much more draining on Emma to socialize for long periods of time ...


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It sounds like an impulse control problem and this might be overkill as an answer, however - If you are serious about changing your behaviour then it could take some time and effort. I'd start with keeping a diary of your emotional state within social situations and recognising which emotional states and which social situations are more likely to create ...


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