While most people thrive on the holiday hustle and bustle of parties, crowded malls and family gatherings, we introverts would rather hide away with easy-listening Christmas music in the glow of a tree—alone.
It’s not that we’re the incarnation of The Grinch, Ebenezer Scrooge or Henry Potter all rolled into one big “Humbug.” It’s not that we hate Christmas and all the Whos in Whoville. It’s simply that the holiday activities tend to suck us as dry as a year-old fruit cake. Extroverts—the ones singing “Santa Baby” at the office Christmas party—charge their emotional batteries by being with people. We introverts recharge by being alone.
So, how can introverts survive the holiday drain? [Continue reading]