Extroverts Get Just as Tired as Introverts After Hanging Out


VICE’s Tonic

November 20, 2017

If you feel exhausted after a crowded party during the holiday season, or networking at a conference, or even just happy hour with friends, you might consider yourself an introvert. Exhaustion after socializing has become part of the popular definition of introversion. Books like Susan Cain’s Quiet and a proliferation of blogs offer advice for introverts on meeting new people, navigating careers and relationships, and dealing with the dreaded “introvert hangover“—the physical and mental fatigue that can follow prolonged or intensive socializing.


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