Yes, it's TOTALLY possible to change from an extrovert to an introvert. I've done it.
If you're like me, you used to love being around crowds and people. It's what made you feel recharged and alive, but not anymore. Now, you find yourself needing more alone time than anything; it's what helps you recharge and refocus.
Being alone is what helps you get out of any funk you're feeling because there isn't a much better way to reboot than a good read and quality time with yourself. Here's what all extroverts turned introverts can totally relate to.
1. You rarely go out anymore.
You probably used to live to go out. I went out no matter what day of the week it was, as long as I had people to go out with. I didn't care if I had an exam the next morning, I would do it because there was something going on and I didn't want to miss a minute of fun.
Now, I don't care if I miss out on things. I would rather stay in on the weekend than go to the bar. I would rather sit in my living room on a Saturday night with a beer than go out and socialize.
2. You're a complete homebody.
I used to be on-the-go constantly; I would go to anyone's house with or without an invite. I'd drive by and pop in just to say hello. Now, when I'm on my way home, I want to go directly home. I don't want even a red light to try to slow me down.
3. You'd rather read and write than socialize.
I used to pick socializing and having conversation over reading, writing or drawing (basically anything that didn't involve others around), but not anymore. Now every time I'm around people, my face is usually buried into my laptop reading a new article or typing away the thoughts in my head.
4. You will think of any excuse to say no.
Before, you always wanted to be included, no matter what the plan was. But now, when people ask you to do things you always frantically panic trying to think of a way to say no. Because saying yes to plans means you have to get out of bed and put real clothes on, and no one enjoys that.
5. You no longer want to be the center of attention.
All the times you wanted to be included in every single picture taken and have the spot light shine on you has died down a tremendous amount. You now get pleasure standing in the background, observing and laughing at the person who now is stealing the show in front of your eyes.
6. You've drifted from your friends.
Now you find yourself avoiding small talk because, really, what's the point of it? You used to walk by people and have the typical "Hey, what's up, how are you?" conversation, but now you walk with your head down because it makes you uncomfortable more than anything.
7. You don't want to be surrounded by groups of people.
People used to text you when they were looking for Friday night plans because you always knew what was going on. You could tweet where the party was and people would come. But now, people can't get you to leave the house on a Friday night.
This leads to your friend group shrinking drastically and that's completely OK with you because you'd rather be surrounded by a few people you can have deep conversations with anyway.