top: old Forever 21 (similar) // shorts: J.Crew // shoes: Moorea Seal (sold out, similar) // purse: STRUT (similar) // earrings: Kate Spade c/o Shopbop
photos by Chelsea Francis
The introvert vs. extrovert dialogue is as old as time (or at least as old as, say, 2014?). While I most accurately fit into the introvert camp (even over the much-discussed ambivert camp), there is actually another camp I’d like to throw in the ring. The most defining characteristic of the “-verts” is where you gain your energy – with people or by yourself – rather than how shy or social you tend to be. I definitely prefer to re-charge on my own, but if I’m being honest, it’s small group interaction I most crave!
Nine times out of ten, if I’m feeling a slump coming on, spending time with 1-4 people is my favorite way to re-energize. Any larger group than that and I start feeling my anxiety pulling at my collar and that wave of exhaustion wash over me. I obviously love to be alone (since working from home, I sometimes go days at a time not seeing anyone but Dago), but it’s easy for me to lose steam and long for the spark I get from company of just a few.
Does anyone else feel this way? Are you a fellow small group-vert?