Returning To Work After a Long Vacation
Everyone hates returning from a vacation. But when socialization is already hard for you, getting back into the swing of daily interactions is extra exhausting.
People Who Can't Handle Silence
Silence does not have to be filled all the time. Sometimes, you can have a natural lull in the conversation and it's ok.
Being Ignored When You Do Talk, Because You're Too Quiet
Just because you're soft spoken doesn't mean you have nothing to say.
Talking on the Phone For Any Reason
What did introverts do before texting and email?
People Who Can't Tolerate the Fact That You Do Things Differently
Introversion is not a problem to be solved.
Meeting New PeopleYou probably won't remember their name AND have to make small talk because you don't know them well enough to have a real conversation.
Meetings At Work
Especially when you have to talk or give a presentation.
Being Told To 'Relax' And 'Be More Social'
Because changing your natural personality is really that simple.
Having to work in forced interactive groups. Team-building exercises are your personal hell.
Being Invited to Do Anything That Requires Leaving the House.
When Your Friends Invite More People Over
A small gathering of people you love talking to has just been turned into an "upcoming event" on Facebook.
Brief or Casual Encounters That Require Chit Chat
It's small talk, but with your friends, not strangers. Turns out small talk is still extremely difficult even when, say, running into a good friend while at the grocery store.
Never Remembering NamesNot ever. It takes constant repetition and exposure to lock those names down.
People Who Mistake Your Silence for Judging
You're not aloof, and your are not judging -- most likely you are just scanning for the exit.
Being Told You Are Too Sensitive.
Having different boundaries than others should be repsected.
CrowdsYou're not claustrophobic, but crowds mean casual interaction -- which is so hard.
Having To Explain Your Introverted Qualities (Being Quiet, Being Flaky, Etc.)Having to constantly explain or rationalize your demeanor becomes a chore.
Trying to be friendly
Trying to Ghost Out of a Party But Getting Caught On the Way Out
You're not trying to be rude. You just don't want to deal with all the hugs and goodbyes.
You need your quiet time, and sirens, slamming doors, and loud music disrupt that.
People Assuming You're On Their Side In An Argument When You've Said Nothing
Silence doesn't imply you're secretly aligning with one party. You just don't like getting involved in drama.
Having a Hard Time Caring About Things like Birthdays
It's not that you don't love your friends and family, but birthdays, celebrations, and holidays make you nervous.
That Your Normal Face Is Called Resting Bitch FaceBecause you don't smile when you are thoughtful...
People You Barely Know Casually Touching You In Social Situations
Friendly hugs and shoulder pats may not seem like a big deal to many, but many introverts have a bigger than average space bubble.