I am an introvert, yet outgoing person. The other day I had a long day at school, and my friends (who had an equally long day at school) had planned a social thing afterwards. What shocked me the most at first was how they all had the energy for it. I was exhausted, and doing a sort of social thing after school, it would just make my day even longer and I'd have to wait even more before I could finally come home and relax. Of course I didn't go.
Now this turned out to be a long story. But what I discovered was that they got energy from social stuff, where as I just got exhausted from it.
Luckily for me, I am outgoing as well. I do not avoid social things, parties etc, I actually attend most of what I'm invited to. And I have fun doing it too! But I've noticed now that I know my self better that I only attend things I want to attend. I don't let friends or family affect me much, I only do the things I want. Which is a good thing, I guess. It's more sincere that way! ;)
I did some research about this. I found that people with an introvert personality are sensitive and have a low tolerance for dopamine (hype up drug), but they react well to acetylcholine (relax drug). Interesting, right?
Don't misunderstand, I'm only writing this to open a few more eyes. Maybe some of you will understand my exhaustion!
I have never been relaxed, but I try every day!