A post from BuzzFeed: 27 Problems Only Introverts Will Understand
#5 speaks to me. I probably *would* turn into a hermit, except for the dogs. Not that there’s anything wrong with being a hermit!
#12 doesn’t work for me, though. I have no problem saying No, not really. And #15 is a little over the top. I mean, when I seriously don’t want to chat? I turn the ringers off on my phones. Poof, no problem.
For me, Most True would be #19. I can’t count the number of times I’ve experienced this exact moment: Yes I want to go somewhere, but once there (wherever “there” might be), I’m ready to come home again long before other people.
Actually, I really do wonder what proportion of all writers are introverts? I remember when doing this presentation at a high school a year or two ago, talking about my writing schedule when I’m actually working on finishing a book. This girl asked me something about, But when do I hang out with my friends? And I had to say, Well, in a month or two, when I’m done, that’s when I hang out with people. Hah, truly a moment when everyone really notices how different life can be for people at very different places along the introvert-extrovert spectrum.
Anyway, lots of illustrative gifs at the link! Enjoy.