Should I force myself to be outgoing or accept being an introvert
I’m 20 years old and a male, I’m very introverted and get very exhausted and overwhelmed with social outings and keeping up with friends. I’ve tried for years to be more outgoing but it just really seems to not be my thing.
I’ve tried joining clubs for things I’m interested in, and I play hockey on my University team, but the parties and get togethers just aren’t for me. I don’t date, I’ll hook up with chicks every once in a while but I can’t keep a relationship, I don’t have the energy or desire for it.
I’m described as the jock type, I really enjoy my sport and focus a lot on it and see my team as coworkers more than a social group. I also don’t have much of a personality, so when I do talk to people I come off as blunt or serious. I’m not very smart either.
I’m not happy when I try to be outgoing. But I feel like it’s important for me to have more friends and hold down relationships. I don’t like having more than 4 friends at a time.