Alone, Not Lonely: Why Introverts Love “Me Time” | TIS Ep. 21
People spend a lot of time trying to encourage introverts to “get out there” and come out of their shell. The thing is, for most introverts, their shell is their happy place. Spending time alone – and enjoying it – is part of what makes introverts introverts. Listen in as Lisa and Sharon talk about why they value their “me-time”, and how they use it. Plus: Shadeism (aka colorism) is still a thing, along with its unfortunate companion, skin bleaching. The sisters discuss why skin bleaching and colorism are still so prevalent, and if this remnant of colonialism will ever change.
3 Big Takeaways:
- Alone time is liberating: “Alone time, for introverts, gives us the freedom to be ourselves.”
- Alone time is healing: “Alone time is not a withdrawal, it’s more of a recalibration, so that I can get myself back to center. It helps me be a better me.”
- Alone time is inspiring: “Alone time is a very creative time for me.”
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5 Juicy Quotes:
- “Introverts love being alone. It’s just how we’re wired.”
- “Alone does not mean lonely.”
- “I use alone time to get inspired.”
- “Being alone makes me feel happy and peaceful and free.”
- “Alone time makes me feel free from the pressure to appear extroverted.”
By The Numbers:
- 1:08 – “Introverts Unite Separately” segment: Summer in the times of Covid has been…different. In many ways it didn’t feel like summer at all. The sisters talk about how they spent their summertime.
- 10:10 – “In Our World” segment: Sharon and Lisa explain (again) why introverts are such big fans of being alone.
- 11:30 – Sharon shares why she treasures her alone time.
- 15:36 – Lisa shares how she uses her alone time.
- Why Do Introverts Love Being Alone? Here’s the Science.
- 5 Reasons Why Introverts Enjoy Being Alone
- Alone Time Is Good For Us, Research Says
- Why Smart People Love Spending Time Alone
- L’Oréal, Unilever, and others are changing names or pulling skin-whitening products as the global racial reckoning continues.
- “Exploring Shadeism” by Sharon Hurley Hall
- Sharon’s guest appearance on the Rise and Shine Radio Show: The Freedom of Freelance Writing & An International Perspective on Racism
- Skin: The Documentary on Netflix
- Miss India Contest: Why Do All the Finalists Look the Same?