The introverted friend of your group might not be big on words but she's most definitely a loyal friend. The truth about her is that she enjoys solitude, but that doesn't mean she’s lonely. And, it doesn’t mean that she doesn’t enjoy the company of others. What's challenging to her though, is communicating her emotions in a way that doesn't come across as wrong or weird. She just doesn't want her emotional needs to be misunderstood, so here are some thing the introverted girl of your group wants you to know.
For her, life gets too heavy sometimes. And, the only way to unburden her mind is to take some time for herself. To reflect, recharge and regroup.
It’s not about being anti-social. She needs this. She needs a chance to just be. To not have to answer to anyone or anything. To let her mind wander and let herself feel whatever she needs to feel without having to worry about social niceties.
Sometimes, she breaks plans. And, people will feel like she is flaky. But, when she made those plans, she thought she would feel up to it. She was excited at the prospect of going out and being with other people.
But, as it got closer, she panicked. She felt uncomfortable and trapped because socializing for her can be draining if she’s not in the right mindset.
And, that sounds bad. It sometimes hurts peoples’ feelings and they often don’t understand.
But, the introverted soul still craves interaction and connection. There are just some moments where plans need to be broken or rescheduled. There are some social events that she just won’t be able to make.
And, it has nothing to do with the event or the person and everything to do with her mind.
She can’t always predict when she’s gonna need her space. It happens unexpectedly and comes on quickly.
But, one thing I can tell you for sure? Don’t give up on her.
She has a huge heart and cares deeply about the people that she loves. She knows how to have fun and how to make the people around her feel special.
She just also knows when she needs to step back and spend some time on her own.
And, if you can accept her for who she is, you’ll see that she is one of the best friends you’ll ever have. Because she has a deeper understanding of what she needs, which helps her tune in to what you need as well.
She makes you better. She makes you more reflective. She makes you come to terms with who you are and who you wanna be.
And, no matter what, she will always be there for you. She just knows how to be there for herself too.