Not energized, but another introvert is less draining of energy and tolerance, allowing for more time to pass before the need to escape arrives. Another benefit is that the extra time spent is always more enjoyable. Another INTP or an INTJ for non-stop conversations, an ISTJ for grounding in reality, and an INFJ for conversation that starts and stops, but with no awkward discomfort during the silence.
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I realize that I become slightly energized around other introverts, but get exhausted around extroverts (the way we are supposed to). Does this happen to anyone else?
Maybe you see them more similar to you and get some kicks out of the realization?
I don't think there is a change in my attitude in the way you describe it. I can get very uncomfortable with some introverts, in a way that rarely happens with extroverts. It's like, if I see the introvert is being in a certain defensive attitude, I can't be myself and it is more straining than being with extroverts. It can come down to a situation where I need to force myself to be the extrovert because I see they are uncomfortable and I need to make them more relaxed and blaah blaah blahhhh... It is very unpleasant. On the other hand, there are some extroverts that I am very comfortable with, they don't seem to strain me at all.
So, I think it has a lot to do with how comfortable you are with the people.
When I want to be with people, I'll be with Extroverts. When I want to be alone, I'll be alone.
When I am with my Introvert friend I can be just as drained as when I am with Extroverts. The only difference is that he understands this, as we both need quiet time, and we'll both give space and time to each other. Some Extroverts don't fully get why one would need some alone time.
Sometimes, but when I need to be alone, I need to be alone. Very energetic extroverts seem to wear me out a bit quicker on average, but they are fun. I feel more comfortable with other introverts. Sometimes extroverts feel too intrusive, whereas introverts are less likely to overwhelm me.
I think I'm saying essentially the same thing that lastrailway said, but in slightly different terms.
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