Hi I’m Kayla. If we’ve met in real life you may think I’m rude, because I don’t go out of my way to say hi. I don’t mean to come across that way.
I’m just an introvert and truly shy.
I’ve admired out-going people. People who can literally talk to anyone about anything. My husband is one of those people. He is literally friends with everyone and we can’t go anywhere without him stopping to talk to someone. Me on the other hand, I tend to keep my head down and just focus on what I came to do. If we happen to make eye contact as we pass by, I will definitely smile but don’t expect me to stop and engage in a conversation. It’s just not my personality.
If you give me the choice between a night out and a night in, I will almost always pick a night in. I’d rather be at home with my family and friends. It’s where I am comfortable and where I feel most at peace. I have always been this way.
Growing up I was always the quiet, shy kid. Mostly sticking to myself. I hate being the center of attention, and am always trying to shift the focus off of me. I have a few good friends, but not a lot of them. I know that my awkward and shy personality has effected my ability to make friends. I feel bad because sometimes I think I come off as someone who is unfriendly and that is not at all my intention. Communication is just not my strong suit, even when I try I feel awkward and the conversation usually ends quickly.
Do you think someone can change their personality?
To go from being introverted to extroverted? I mean sometimes I get invited somewhere and I think it sounds like so much fun, but as the event gets closer I begin to dread it. The thought of going out and socializing just seems like too much to handle. Maybe I need to push myself out of my comfort zone and just be uncomfortable for a while?
Maybe I will just be an introvert forever.
Just know if you see me out and about, I am not trying to be unfriendly or rude, I am just an introvert.