Kratom for introverts – can kratom really help introverts do well in a world full of extroverts?
Picture yourself attending a work function, a family get-together, or a house party. If you’re introverted, chit-chatting and mingling with people is painful all the way to the core of your being.
You don’t know what to say. You feel pressured to find the perfect answer to make conversation with strangers. You feel a fake smile stretching your face. It feels glued on and you’re sure people can tell you’re faking it.
It’s a strain to talk to people and try to force a conversation about topics that you don’t really care about. It’s different when you’re talking with someone one-on-one who you like and respect. Your ideas come out freely and you jump around from topic to topic and you go with the flow of ideas as they come up.
But now in this social situation with lots of people it’s hard not to grimace at the agony of having to make small talk. You’d rather be alone reading a book or learning stuff online that interests you. Even watching YouTube videos or playing games would be better.
But you have to do this, you’ve told yourself. You want to meet people. And you’ve got to get out in public and mingle with others in order to do it.
Still, at the end of the night you feel like a failure. You were able to force yourself to strike up a few conversations here and there but you didn’t feel that deep connection with anyone.
You’re pretty sure that people thought you seemed uncomfortable or, heaven forbid, weird.
You’re drained because you used up all your energy forcing yourself to act against your nature.
There has to be some way to do this that doesn’t feel like you’re straining and pushing yourself but still falling short and feeling like a complete failure. [Read more…]