I'm wondering that despite the fact I liked to interact with people and show off my talents as a kid, maybe I was really an introvert because anytime I'd be invited to someone's party, I'd hang out with my friends for a while, but then find someplace by myself to hang out and play with dolls and stuff. Maybe I wasn't aware of it at the time, but it was a way for me to regain energy that I had lost from social interaction. Whenever I would go to a party, I'd feel like I spent time exercising. It was nice to spend time with friends, but at the same time, I felt more settled in whenever I'd do things on my own.
“Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings -- always darker, emptier and simpler.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche