For introverts, the world can often seem exceptionally noisy, disruptive, and unstable. While some people gain energy and inspirations from crowds, social gatherings, and a generally busy tempo, introverts may end up feeling uncomfortably isolated and drained.
In a world that increasingly thrives on high energy and high speed, introverts may find themselves pulling away from people even more than they usually do in an effort to preserve the calm stability they find within themselves.
As with all human temperaments, however, it's never that simple. Introverts may not thrive in crowds or large numbers of friends, but they are still social animals, as are we all. For introverts, trying to make and find a connection can be uniquely awkward-feeling, even painful.
It's important to find a way to express those feelings and those struggles. Here we present 16 confession from introverts on the Whisper app, an online platform where users can post their secrets. These introverts write candidly about the trouble they face as they make their way through the world, navigating life, love, and relationships.
Do any of these feel familiar to you? Let us know what kind of struggles you face in the comments on Facebook.