I am an introvert. I am not broken.
From kids’ birthday parties and holiday gatherings, to school functions, block parties and just hanging with the neighbors, parents have a lot of socializing to do.
As an introvert, all this talking can be exhausting!
Being honest, I do enjoy people; just not all people, all the time.
I have a need for socialization, like we all do. But I also have a need for solitude and re-charging that non-introverts may not understand.
I can only stand so much time with other people (especially other people’s kids). Once I’ve had my fill, my need to retreat takes over.
Being an introverted dad is tough. I want to be that dad – you know, the outgoing “guy’s guy” that has a million friends and everyone loves him.
But that’s just not who I am and this is my journey of me becoming okay with that fact.
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This is me.
I am an introverted dad, with an extroverted family.
Not only am I an introverted parent raising an extroverted child, I’m married to a super-extrovert as well. Oh, and throw in a fellow introverted teenager, just for good measure.
All this “chaos” of personalities, and yet, somehow we make it all work.
In this section of Dadtography.com, you’ll find both stories and tips of how I survive being an introverted parent in a world that openly encourages and favors the bold.
Bookmark this page, as it will continue to grow as a hub of both information and stories of being an introverted dad.
“Tales of an Introverted Dad” Blog Post Series
As an introverted dad, I can only take so much of other people’s children. Here are a few tips for surviving kids’ birthday parties and holiday parties as an introverted parent.
I was driving to work the other day and it hit me. I’ve been seeing the signs of a midlife crisis and I have to be honest – I’m a little freaked out.
True dad confessions: I’m a 40-something dad and I’m in a great place in my life right now. I love my life, my wife, my kids and my job. On the outside, I’m happy but something is bound to go wrong, right?
I admit it – I’m an introverted dad. I struggle with fears of rejection and loss but I know I can’t be the only one, can I?