Just because you are introvert doesn’t mean you cannot enjoy being in a group travel. You can also have fun while travelling in group. However, you may need to do some adjustment here and there so you still enjoy the travel together while not feeling extra drained. It is said that travel is designed for extroverts. It also favors the extroverts more because they won’t have difficulties in exploring new places, meeting new people, socializing with strangers, or being in a crowd for a long time. Meanwhile, they sound inconvenient for introverts. However, the introverts still can enjoy their travel to the fullest because they don’t have to constantly chat with strangers or staying in the crowd for too long. Besides, travel is much more than that.
Introverts in a group travel
When you think you are an introvert but you have to travel in group, it may sound daunting or stressing. However, you can always arrange your travel to fit your liking and preference no matter what your personality tendencies are. Here are things you can do to accommodate you being introvert in a group travel so you will still have fun without neglecting others in your group:
First, you need to be honest with yourself and others. Do not hesitate to tell others how you are feeling. Just because you are introvert doesn’t mean you are the only one who have different likings or preference in the groups. There might be others who share the same interest or preferences with you. Thus, make sure to let others know what you want to do but be clear on why you want it that way. This may attract other introverts to do the same and you can make friends with them.
You might be introvert but there must also be a longing for you to enjoy the travel just like others. Thus, don’t isolate yourself from others completely. Give yourself a chance to join others while having fun during the trip. You don’t have to do it for too long though. You can excuse yourself when you feel anxious or tired with all social engagement. Joining others in group can also give you some sense of belonging because you are travelling together after all. If you keep isolating yourself, you may miss memorable or meaningful moments you are going to regret later.
Do not hesitate to ask for ‘me time’ when you feel need it. Constantly in a crowd can be uncomfortable for introvert. Be kind in informing others when you don’t feel like to join particular activity. You may need time to recharge yourself by having your own space for a while and that’s fine. There is nothing wrong with it. Even the extroverts need ‘me time’ in a group travel. Solo moments are not prohibited in group travel. You may need to allocate time to spend with group and yourself. Thus, you can still join group activities as well and have your own time during travel. By balancing the schedule, the trip will feel more enjoyable for you.