Before we talk specifics about getaways, first let’s address how you can tell if you’re an introvert. My simple gauge: when you spend time in direct interaction with people, does it give you more energy, or leave you needing to recharge your batteries in a quiet place?
I’m an introvert. I love people—love, love, love them—but when I’m done, I am done. I don’t want to talk to anybody. And when I’m overdone, I lose the capacity to hold on to thoughts and make decisions. My husband and two needy pets (both must sit on my lap at the same time kind of needy) start to feel like a crowd, and I wish extremely uncharitable things for Horking Man (neighbor who stands on his porch 24×7, smokes, then coughs like he is dying—and he may be—coughs some more, works up a loogie from the depths of his black lungs and, with great relish, spits it over the railing.)Continue Reading