Putting on the extrovert mask can be exhausting. It's a good challenge for me, helps boost self-esteem, but sometimes I feel like I end up losing energy in those moments. But there are moments where I seem paradoxical in my social interactions because I really enjoy spending time with close friends and significant others, and I feel energized by intimate social interactions. Large group interactions tend to take more energy out of me.
“Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings -- always darker, emptier and simpler.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche