Well, this is sure to please many of us. According this piece in HuffPo, it turns out that introverts are not less awesome than extroverts! Oh, and people like us better.
I was particularly glad to see that the author, Adam Grant, made the distinction between losing energy to people and getting overstimulated. That is exactly my experience: I get overstimulated very easily and must, must, must retreat. In fact, my personality kind of changes if I don't have processing/ wind-down time.
When I'm overstimulated, noises become louder, lights become brighter, my entire sensory perceptions change and each new input is painful. I become a raving bitch. (Oddly, the same thing happens when I go to long without eating.)
What do my fellow introverts relate to? What have those wacky extroverts among you observed?