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I’m not quite as introverted as this, but it’s still funny

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.

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1 Comment I’m not quite as introverted as this, but it’s still funny

  1. Elaine T

    My husband requested the book QUIET The Power of Introverts by Susan Cain for Christmas. He finished it recently, and says it’s both readable and has interesting things to say.

    It’s now on my pile. We’re all introverts here.

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