Introverted and the Need for Solitude
~ Aromatherapy Flower Essence Blend for Introverts
I have a confession to
make. I'm extremely introverted.
Many people are unaware
of that fact. I was saying something about being introverted
at a gathering recently, and someone who attends many of our
sweat lodges and has known me for a couple of years was quite
Because I'm really good
at telling stories, becoming really animated to prove a point,
being, sometimes, the life of the party. I used to win awards
as a corporate trainer. But, I'm only up for that maybe twice
I much prefer solitude.
Let me be totally by myself in a beautiful natural setting
and I forget completely about missing society and other people.
I can go for days without the need for the sound of another
What does it mean to
be introverted or extroverted anyway?
Introverted people need
time alone to feel centered and to renew their energy level.
They like to read, watch
TV, play videogames, work on the computer, pet a furry friend,
or whatever, usually in the comfort of their own room or home.
Another favorite activity is a walk in nature in silence and
usually by themselves. They are energetically drained by too
much time with others - a job where they interact with lots
of people or lots of activities away from home. They might
go to a party one night and stay home the entire next day.
They often don't like answering the phone, especially if they
are in need of alone time.
An extrovert, by contrast,
gets a renewed level of energy by being with others. They
like to go places with lots of people. They like parties,
sporting events, and outings of most kinds. Doing things alone
is not their idea of a good time.
Get an introvert and an
extrovert dating and what do you have? One person who is always
wanting to go out and do something and the other who would
rather spend a quiet night at home.
If they truly love each
other, they will learn to respect the needs the other has
and go out sometimes and stay in sometimes. The introvert
has to learn to not take it personally if the extrovert wants
to go out with friends when they do not. And the extrovert
has to learn to not take it personally when the introvert
doesn't want to spend every moment with them and do all the
things they want to do.
I've heard that about
3/4 of the population is extroverted. So the introverted minority
has learned to exhibit extroverted traits - like I have.
But what is an introvert
to do if they really aren't getting enough alone time?
One way to assist is
with the Aromatherapy Roll-on "Solitude." I made
it for myself for those times when I just have to be out
there and interacting to the point of being drained.
It won't completely eliminate
the need for time in silence, in nature, in meditation, or
just alone. But it helps a great deal. Especially if you know
you have to be "on" for awhile.
Dancing Dolphin Aromatherapy
Roll-On Solitude. $17.95 for 1/3 oz. bottle.
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