I spent most of my life trying to convince myself I was an extrovert. Because I related introversion to being shy or anti-social. Extroverts were the cool popular kids. But as I've grown older, the more I've come to terms with who I really am. Yes, world, I am an introvert. And (finally) proud of it. Despite popular belief, most introverts are far from being timid or fearful. They love people and have many meaningful friendships. They simply need more alone time. If given the choice to attend a party or stay at home with a good book, I'd probably choose the later. If I'm around extroverts for long periods of time, I'm completely drained by the end of the day. Experts say that introverts' energy expands through reflection and dwindles during interaction.