Things That Introverts Have The Hardest Time With

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This is not a regular peeves list, please only vote if you are an introvert
Hi introverts! (You non-introverts don't have to read this, go back to being cheerful or chatting in elevators or whatever). Speaking as one of you, I think I can ask you this because I feel your pain in those social situations that seem to cause normal people no distress whatsoever. What's the worst? The absolute worst thing about your daily grind? The thing that makes you want to curl up under your desk or flatten yourself into the wallpaper in the hopes you will suddenly gain the powers of a chameleon? Vote on the things that make you wish you could turn invisible on command... and add the things I've missed. Rerank them in the order of worst to least worst, if you feel strongly enough about it!
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  • 1
    26,357 votes

    Not Enough Alone Time

    It's tough to live in an increasingly connected world when you need alone time to recharge.

  • 2
    2,835 votes

    Overthinking Every Interaction

    Introverts tend to overanalyze, meaning you can easily get lost in your head by examining everything far too much. 

  • 3
    1,150 votes

    Having to Participate in Icebreaker Activities

  • Nothing terrifies you more than, "Let's all go around the room and say something interesting about ourselves." 

  • 5
    1,304 votes

    People with loud voices

  • Introverts prefer specific types of social interaction. That doesn't mean they shun it.