Most people think that because I work in sales and I attend blog events regularly, I like going out and socializing. While it’s true that my work requires me to meet people on a regular basis and I do enjoy going to events, I really am an introvert in real life and need to exert a huge amount of effort just to be pleasant, gregarious, and mentally present.
The old school definition of introversion was believed to be someone who does not want to socialize (and this is how my Mom initially understood it) but so many articles now prove otherwise. We introverts do have a social life though with a handpicked set of really close and relevant friends, and we are okay with staying home on most days (yes, really). But we are not to be mistaken as shy as when the situation calls for it, we can be in our element and work it like nobody’s business.