If you are an Introvert (I) or interact with one on a regular basis, it is critical to understand that Introverts (I) need alone time every day. They need quiet. They need no one to talk to them for a certain amount of time each day.
If Introverts (I) don’t get the internal processing time they need, they will get overwhelmed, stressed, grumpy, and ultimately shut down. Often being in the workplace all day can be de-energizing for an Introvert (I).
They are constantly using up their energy by having conversations and interactions with others. There are several ways Introverts (I) can anticipate their needs and stay on their A-game.
Introverts (I) need to set aside alone time for themselves every day. Some Introverts will have lunch by themselves every day and use that time to recharge. Others might set aside a morning or afternoon break to take a 10-minute walk alone.
Many Introverts (I) appreciate a long commute to mentally switch gears before arriving home. Some Introverts (I) will spend 15 minutes in their room before joining family activities.
These are small steps that will make a world of difference and help you set the right boundaries for optimal performance.