All posts tagged: self-acceptance

My journey: Learning to accept my introverted personality

Growing up as an introvert in a society that isn’t very appreciative of quiet people wasn’t easy. Knowing that people didn’t accept or like me for who I was – and still am – was tough. Most people found my personality to be VERY odd, to say the least. Barely anyone understood me. I saw it. I heard it. People even told me that right to my face. You can imagine that this alone made me believe all kinds of negative things about myself. Eventually, it even led me to neglect my own personality and forcing myself to be like how people wanted me to be. Even though it made me really upset and didn’t work for me at all, I thought this was the only right way. Unfortunately, this is something many other introverts out there experience as well. Do you recognize yourself? It’s safe to say that most of my life I spend hating myself. No, I was no “special snowflake” or someone who pretended to be so different. I actually was different. So …

These things changed since I started to accept my introverted self

Accepting yourself for who you are – fully and to 100% – isn’t easy. It really doesn’t matter what type of personality you are, I think this is something we all struggle with. But growing up as an introvert in an environment that doesn’t want to support you for the quiet and withdrawn introverted person that you are, and instead puts all their efforts into making you change something about yourself that you can’t – is a whole different level of challenge. I think you can imagine that growing up like that wasn’t easy for me. Luckily, my family was, for the most part, very supportive, but my experience at school was different. There were actually were all my problems with being an introvert basically started. It was not until I turned 19 when things slowly changed for the better. All beginning with finally starting to accept myself for who I was through learning more and more about the introverted personality that I am. These things changed when I started to accept myself for the …