Introversion, anxiety and coping mechanisms

First impressions can be deceiving.

She looked at me and said “you are NOT an introvert”. This came after a couple of hours of conversation, dinner and a few drinks. She had no idea how difficult it was for me to screw up my courage and send that very first message. Or, just a couple days later, to actually type “so this is the point where I ask you out for a drink, huh?”