Don’t be surprised if you get an “I miss you” text, just after we’ve told you we need alone time.
We aren’t doing it to mess with your head—we genuinely miss you. We love having thoughtful conversations, but unlike full-blooded extroverts, we also get a lot of our energy from internal self-reflection.
This is the type of person who’s the life of the party, as long as that party ends at a reasonable hour.
As a fellow ambivert, I’ll be the first to admit my moods are complex—sometimes I’m as busy as sorority girl and other times I’m refusing to leave the house after 6pm.
It’s a tall order, but if you give us that flexibility, we’ll give you our full undivided attention on date night.
Try to bully an extroverted introvert into being social when they’re not emotionally prepared and you’ll get a full-blown tantrum, complete with screeching and flailing (not speaking from personal experience or anything). If you try to force us, we’re going to have a horrible time and pout until you finally give in and let us leave the party prematurely.
So if it seems like cat’s got our tongue, it doesn’t mean we’re mad or at a loss for words.