What It's Like To Be An Introvert In College
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What It's Like To Be An Introvert In College

It's not always what it seems

What It's Like To Be An Introvert In College

Classes. Clubs. The dining hall. People, and more people.

There are a lot of people in college.

For an introvert like me, it can be too much sometimes.

I don't like to party. Not at all. I prefer to stay in my room on a Friday night reading a good book, or sitting with my best friend talking about books and reading together. I prefer to stay at home.

I hate small talk and I gain energy by being by myself.

But many people don’t believe I’m an introvert.

I like to talk when I have something to say. I raise my hand in class because I want to learn. I’m friendly. I have social skills.

I don’t understand why people think introverts have nothing to say, or that if they do have something to say, then they must be an extrovert. It’s simply not true.

I enjoy being by myself for days at a time, and I get tired in social situations. But I’m also a passionate person, and I bond deeply with people who share those passions.

It honestly took me a long time to find friends in college. I wanted to make friends, but I also never wanted to leave my room. It was very unfortunate.

But then I took Fiction Writing, and that's where I met my best friend. I finally developed this amazing connection with someone who saw the world in the exact same way.

If you struggle being an introvert in college, I feel you. It’s difficult. But once you pursue your passions and discover like-minded people, you’ll find that college can be amazing.

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