And that means I'm an introvert. This explains to me why school was often really overwhelming, why after working in my kids' schools, (which I always did, by the way) I would need to take an Aspirin and lie down when I got home, why I enjoy small groups of children (and adults) but large groups make me nuts, and why I hate networking socials. It also explains why I wanted to be a writer, but the thought of book-signings completely overwhelmed me.
It's not laziness, snobbery, or shyness. It's sensory overload. And its a real thing.
According to Psychology Today,"If a crowded cocktail party feels like a holding cell to you, even as you gamely keep up your end of the chatter, chances are you're an introvert. Introverts are drained by social encounters and energized by solitary, often creative pursuits. Their disposition is frequently misconstrued as shyness, social phobia or even avoidant personality disorder, but many introverts socialize easily; they just strongly prefer not to. In fact, the self-styled introvert can be more empathic and interpersonally connected than his or her outgoing-counterparts."
And here's a definition of the INJF personality, just in case you really want to know. You can find the original post at: http://www.16personalities.com/infj-personality