This is my first new thread post on here. I was browsing through the INFP forum and it's awesome reading about experiences and thought processes of similar minded people. We INFPs have very rich inner lives it seems, it's like there's another separate dimensions or galaxies apart from real time and space. But something I personally struggle with is the fact that I feel like I am very rich in personality and an interesting person to be around, but when it comes to real life social situations, I don't seem to have anything to contribute at the immediate moment. You would think that if I were able to have these complex and interesting, sometimes hilarious thoughts in my mind, that that spontaneity would overflow and materialize in external social situations.
I have a theory that the reason I don't do great in social situations because I spent my formative years being very quiet, missing out on social experiences that would have developed my social skills, and by the time I was in my teen years and wanting to express myself and show the world who I am, I didn't have the social skills to express what I wanted to express. So while I'm now making an active effort to be more sociable, my social skills don't seem to be developing at all. I was wondering if other INFPs experience this or if I'm an exception to the rule, I don't know, maybe most INFPs are decent verbal communicators? What has been your experience with regard to this?