I'm an introvert. So much so, that while having pizza last week with some delightful friends- I referred to the late 90's as a time I just watched the X-Files and crocheted in my apartment- alone. If that's not uber introverted dork-dom status, I don't know what is. Sometimes with introverts, we get overwhelmed with tasks, crowds, and general adulting. So much time is needed to fuel one's personal energy tank, that there can be carnage afoot when self-care is considered a non-priority. One of the vital components to surviving introversion (extroverts are totally good at this without much help) is to build a support system that allows an outlet for venting, vulnerability, and dare I say- friendship.
Let me paint a picture for you. Say you're in college neck deep in papers and presentations, or juggling a toddler while home alone most of the day, or working so hard that the majority of your time is spent in airport security or generic hotel rooms eating meat and cheese. All of these situations sound exhausting to me just typing them. Boy howdy- do these folks need a support system! Well what good would it do anyway? They're stretched beyond belief and there is no way a "support system" can take that load off! This is a valid point. The responsibilities I listed will continue to persist with or without aforementioned support. However, these challenges can become more tolerable with a little help from your friends. Let's look at these situations individually, shall we?