One of my friends has pointed out that maybe lately I am putting up an introverted wall because I don’t want to get hurt by anyone again. Straight off the bat I am telling people that I am quiet and shy, reserved and introverted. Which, maybe in reality I’m not as much as I put up.
I don’t want to scare people off, but I don’t want to set people up for disappointment either and then get myself hurt.
Maybe I am putting up a wall because there has been so much hurt in the past and I don’t want to get hurt. I’d rather have someone know upfront that I’m shy and that it does take me awhile to open up, instead of having them expect something that isn’t going to happen right away. That way they aren’t disappointed and I’m not disappointed.