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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.

Key Points:

  • 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.

Quote This:

I’m an introvert. I get my energy by spending time alone. I need that hour or two to myself every day. -Amit Bhatia

See Also: College, Communication, Relationships, Stress

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Would you say you are more of an introvert or more of an extrovert? Why?
  3. What are the stressful aspects of being introverted? Give an example.
  4. How do you know when you’ve hit your “people time” limit? What do you typically do when that happens?
  5. 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?
  6. How can understanding what it means to be an introvert help you in your life?
  7. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.