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18 Struggles Only Socially Outgoing Introverts Understand

You like to be the center of attention. But only in a small group.

1. People assume that just because you're socially outgoing, you're comfortable around pretty much anyone.

2. In reality though, large social settings often give you a bit of anxiety.

3. Which is why weekends are a little more stressful than they should be.

4. You WANT to go out and have fun with your friends...

5. But only if it's just you and your inner circle.

6. It's not so much that you don't like other people; you just prefer to be around people you already know.

7. Which is seemingly normal, but it's hard to express that sudden attack of distress you feel when new plans come up.

8. You worry about who will be there and who you will talk to, ultimately stressing yourself out before anything even happens.

9. And then you get mad at yourself for wanting to stay in and letting your friends down.

10. Which is why you often make up an excuse as to why you can't go to an event or why you just don't respond to the invite at all.

11. Or why you sometimes force yourself to go.

12. Because you like being that fun outgoing person.

13. And you secretly love to be the center of attention.

14. It's just not something you can do all the time.

15. It's a delicate balance of wanting to be sociable and allowing yourself enough alone time.

16. This constant inner struggle is incredibly frustrating because it feels like you can't control the introverted side taking over.

17. So even though your heart might be like this:

18. Most of your days end up like this:

Which isn't so bad anymore because at least you have this: