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College can be an especially difficult time for introverts. Talk about some ways to thrive in college while maintaining a healthy balance of social time and personal time in your life.
- An introvert is someone who is recharged or energized by being by themselves and with their own thoughts. It’s not about being social or antisocial.
- College environments can be stressful for introverts. Group projects, community living, and making friends can all be exhausting if you get recharged by being alone.
- Find a way to recharge. Go for a drive, take a walk. Take advantage of the times when you have your room to yourself, for example, when your roommate is out. Find space for solitude – you might have to be creative.
I’m an introvert. I get my energy by spending time alone. I need that hour or two to myself every day. -Amit Bhatia
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Talk About It
- What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
- Would you say you are more of an introvert or more of an extrovert? Why?
- What are the stressful aspects of being introverted? Give an example.
- How do you know when you’ve hit your “people time” limit? What do you typically do when that happens?
- What are the things you seek out to “recharge”? Where can you go for some privacy or what activities can you do by yourself that will be helpful?
- How can understanding what it means to be an introvert help you in your life?
- Write a personal action step based on this conversation.