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Oct 15

Introversion and New Motherhood


As I blog my journey, I can only attest to my experience as an introvert. Parts may ring true with other introverts. Snippets may even ring true with extroverts. As I’ve mentioned before, there is a continuum. I can only imagine that there are pros and cons for both introvert and extrovert along motherhood’s journey.

Much to my surprise at the onset, I found a few things about motherhood in alignment with introversion. Because I was so at ease and accustomed to being alone, the period wherein you are cooped up with a newborn wasn’t as stressful as I imagined it to be. In fact, I was able to place myself in a womb with my newborn, and so the first few weeks (despite the sleep deprivation) did feel magical.

I have spoken to extroverts, and do know that this sort of isolation period can be difficult, and an extrovert may feel the loss of their former lives on a deeper level than the introvert. Of course, this isn’t an absolute. But I can see how someone who needs that outside stimulation and connection could have a more difficult time adjusting to the cocoon period with a newborn.


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