How do you find the energy to socialise when so many other things are already draining you?
For introverts, who tend to find social situations tiring and feel the need to recharge afterwards, the idea of living with strangers and being surrounded by tens of thousands of other students can seem particularly daunting. But that doesn't mean they can't enjoy or make the most out of freshers' week.
This post is part of a short series I have written on introversion and extroversion. Read my previous two posts: The Lonely Introvert and Born To Be Wild (Or Not) to find out the difference between introverts and extroverts, and whether there is a biological basis for this difference. "I wish she'd contribute more in class" "She needs to speak… Continue reading Introverts: A Neglected Creative Resource
I always thought I was a classic, textbook definition introvert. I feel far more comfortable just sitting here on my laptop, in my own little world, than socialising with a large group of people: it's just so much easier. In fact, in my first week of university I found myself in a bit of a panic, worrying… Continue reading The Lonely Introvert