This college student has noticed that although he is absolutely an introvert, sometimes he is the life of the party. He’s not looking to fake being an extrovert but just wonders about these outgoing occurrences.
At age 20, I have come to the realisation I am an introvert. I’m embarrassed it took me this long as it’s blaringly obvious. My question regards a phenomena that happens to me in social situations and was wondering whether it was a standard trait of the introvert or something unique to me.
Very occasionally in social interactions I feel like I “am on”. For example most of the time at college I don’t bother starting conversations but just let people start conversations with me. I normally keep to myself and am fairly reserved but occasionally, once in a blue moon for just a couple of hours I “am on.”
I feel in the mood to talk with everyone. My jokes, for those few hours are really well received and my presence is felt. On days like these people often make comments about how funny i am and I feel like king of social interaction and feel fiercely independent and confident.
But later will retreat to my blissful place of solitude and reflect on what a great day it was, hoping to relieve that mood/state of mind tomorrow and it just doesn’t happen.
It’s like every now and then I feel like being social and everyones best friend but then get over it and go back to being my quiet self.
I don’t have an issue with being quiet or introverted but being that outgoing guy for a couple of hours is fun. I was wondering if lot’s of introverted people have these moments of being outgoing.
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