Time to be by myself to recharge my batteries 🔋 after a week of presenting workshops, socializing and seeing clients. Introvert brains process dopamine, serotonin, and other neurotransmitters differently. We tire sooner. As the author Jonathan Rauch puts it: "for introverts, to be alone with our thought is as restorative as sleeping, as nourishing as eating". Rauch's formula which also works for me personally is to spend two hours alone recharging for every hour spent socializing. Most people misunderstand introversion by thinking an introvert is shy, timid and not social. That's how it was defined in the 1920's. All the new research from the 90's onwards has shown that's not the case. The main difference between introverts and extroverts is how we recharge our brain batteries. Introverts recharge by spending time alone. Extroverts recharge by spending time with people.