Ahh, January 2. The day that introverts get to breathe a sigh of relief. We can come out of hiding; it’s safe to answer the phone and to stop pretending that we’re under the weather. Hip Hip Hooray! The holidays are over. I fought this for years, always trying to be someone else. I made myself go to parties; I tried to fix what I thought was “wrong” with me. It didn’t help that other people would press, “But you’re so good with people”, as if being introverted meant living on the dark side. But I finally got it.