Being an introvert is a tough life. You’ve probably heard them described as shy, loners, people haters, party buzzkills or even weird. This means they’ve have had quite a few obstacles to overcome because most people do not understand them or their actions.
And while there are a lot of things introverts want you to know about them, they will never tell you. It would simply require too much small talk.
That’s where we step in.
14 Things Every Introvert Wants You to Know, But Will Never Tell You:
1. After socializing, an introvert needs a break in order to recharge.
They know it seems strange to an extrovert, but socializing wears them completely out. 1 hour of social time = 2 hours of alone time.
2. No, they are not angry.
They may have a near-permanent scowl on their face, but really, it’s just their resting face.
3. They don’t hate a good party.
What they do find grating about large gatherings is the overstimulation and unsatisfying conversations. An introvert feels exhausted by small talk and prefers more intimate conversations.
4. Personal space is highly valued.
Please, don’t enter their personal space at all without permission and gingerly with permission. The South has scarred many introverts with all the touchy-feely people and hugs.
5. They probably won’t answer when you call them.
No offense, but isn’t that what text messaging is for anyway? Besides, they have to be mentally prepared to chat.
6. They aren’t lonely just because they spent the entire weekend alone.
In fact, being alone is downright heaven on Earth for an introvert.
7. No, they do not want to go to the party to meet new people.
A party where they don’t know anyone would be their personal hell on Earth.
8. They really, really don’t like crowds.
Like, at all. They totally understand that extroverts get charged up by crowds, but it’s just not for them. They prefer small, intimate settings.
9. Awkward silence isn’t awkward.
They love it and aren’t intimidated by it.
10. Yes, they are okay.
Quit asking. They just don’t have to be talking, laughing or smiling all the time. That would require too many “recharges.”
11. Speaking of recharges…
When they abruptly leave a room, conversation or party for 5 minutes, it simply means they’ve reached a limit and need to be recharged.
12. Please do not throw an introvert a surprise anything.
An introvert as the center of attention is bound to be a disaster. Just don’t.
13. Group projects make them want to throw up.
Really, they do. Who came up with group projects anyway? Can’t people just work alone?
14. They sometimes carry books in order to avoid conversation.
Yep, it’s true. But there is always an extrovert who views it as a conversation starter.
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