Thursday, June 4, 2015

An Appreciative Introvert

Hey Style Lovers! I feel like I’ve been missing in action. Well, the only explanation I can give is: Life has been happening, over and over, and over again. Despite a busy life schedule, I feel GOOD! As a matter-of-fact, during my down time I came across an article that has prompted me to open up and share something personal about myself: "I am an introvert."

Many sources say that most personalities can be categorized as extroverted or introverted. An extrovert according to Merriman-Webster is ‘a friendly person who likes being with and talking to other people; i.e. an outgoing person’. In contrast, “introverts are drained by social encounters and energized by solitary, often creative pursuits. Their disposition is frequently misconstrued… many introverts socialize easily; they just strongly prefer not to.” 
-Psychology Today
As far back as I can remember, I have always felt a sense of dread when it came to attending social functions. From toddler age sleepovers, to high school parties, I never gained the same level of satisfaction or fulfillment from engaging socially as others seemed to around me- if any fufillment at all. Not to say that I didn’t or that I don’t enjoy socializing at times.  After all, this blog produces regular evidence that I do love to dress up-LOL! But seriously, I have observed that frequent social interactions do not necessarily add value to my life. Often they leave me feeling, well, in a word: tired. Confession: There are times when the only highlight in attending a social function for me is simply getting dressed! 
Some introverts would say that they wish that they were extroverts, and could somehow break free from their ‘shell’. Personally, I do not feel that way. I’m not in a shell, I don't feel socially awkward, nor do I have a mild personality. It is a part of who I am to limit my social interactions! Being able to take a step back and to think introspectively makes me the woman that I am- I am very appreciative for that.  The world would be remiss if every single individual possessed the exact same traits. I relish in the freedom of being an introvert! I don’t have a problem with saying “No”, I can stand alone.  If you’re an introvert like me, bask in the strength that you have from within. Embrace your differences! And if you happen to be an extrovert - love an introvert ;) I'm so happy that one loves me !

Until next time,
X

Sunnies: Jessica Simpson | Statement Necklace: H&M | Jacket: Nordstrom | Dress: Suzi Chin for Maggie Boutique | Oxfords: Tildon

11 comments:

  1. Is that a dress or a 2 piece? Either way, you look fab. Also: I'm an introvert. A loud one, when I'm with friends, but still an introvert :)

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    1. Hi Maia! This is actually a dress, and I love the style of it. Another post with me wearing it is located here: http://bit.ly/1IoGntN
      Haha! That's funny, I'm a loud introvert too!
      X

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  2. Introvert or extrovert you are my Sista and Yes I am a loud extrovert. You make me smile everytime I see you on instagram and I love it. This outfit looks like a 3 piece but I'm sure you planned it that way. You look Lovely and I am lovin' that HAIR!!!

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    1. Yessssss Ms Neti, we are! Thank you!!! It's a unique dress & jacket, I love the detail of it and that it can be dressed up or down :)

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  3. Introvert or Extrovert -- for me it depends. I love to socialize, but I also love my downtime. The outfit is smashing.

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    1. Sounds like you have a perfect balance Robin, how fantastic!!! Thank you :)

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  4. I love this dress!! Did you get online? And I'm introvert, that sets a count down going as soon as I leave my house.

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    1. Hi there! I purchased this dress in store. I don't do much online shopping, I love the experience of going in store and trying on clothes. That's so funny; My countdown begins right about the time I arrive to an event, LOL

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  5. That jacket is amazing. I love the color scheme and the shape. I'm a big extrovert and I'm married to an introvert. It works out - balance!

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    1. Thank you! As the saying goes, "Opposites attract"! I definitely see the benefit of balancing one another out.

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