List Rules Anything that completes the sentence 'Being an introvert is..'
Being an introvert is pretty common, but it doesn't seem like the world was made for us introverts. The list of introvert problems could go on forever: having a 20 minute party tolerance, the chronic fear of interviews, and the dreaded conversation with a stranger (if you wanted to talk to someone on the bus, you wouldn't be staring at whatever inanimate thing you could find.) These are just some of the situations that introverts have a hard time with. Having an introverted personality can feel like a constant battle for your sanity, or at least some peace and quiet.
What's it like to be an introvert? This list covers some of the daily plagues of being an introvert in an extrovert's world, but there are many more, so add anything not covered here!
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Living in Your Head
You are expressive, just usually not to other people.
Being Content Alone
You know that your life and happiness doesn't depend on constant companionship.
Most of your interactions play out in your head before they do in real life.
Sometimes you love to socialize, sometimes you want to hide under the bed. It depends.
There isn't anything wrong with being introverted, but a lot of people don't get it.
Spending less time talking means that your mind can wander.
Silence is a beautiful thing.
Having Different Priorities
It's only 10:00, but there's a really great movie rental at home that you can't watch at the bar.
Difficult to Explain
No, you don't dislike people, no, you aren't lonely, no, you're not a hermit.
Having a Small Group of Good Friends
It's quality, not quantity.
It's just the way you are, and that's a good thing.
Using the Weekend Differently
Sometimes, you need to use the weekend for quality alone time, not more social time.
It seemed like you just took a little break. Turns out you haven't spoken in three days.
No conflict, no social etiquette, no anxiety. Finally!
Avoiding the Phone
You aren't comfortable ordering pizza, let alone talking to friends on the phone.
Spending a day by yourself is a great reminder that you are good company!
It's easy to come across as uninterested or rude when you prefer not having constant conversation.
Putting your social foot forward for long periods of time is exhausting.
Sometimes, you just have to do things you aren't comfortable with. Like interviews.
You're alone with someone you don't know - hide!
Oh no, you couldn't get out of this party. Quick, find a corner to drink in.
That chatty man on the bus thinks he's being friendly, but you had headphones in for a reason.
If introversion feels natural to you, it's good to embrace that.