I’m an introvert. Cait’s an introvert. Introverts are quite common among the human species.
So why do people introvert? (It’s totally a verb. Ask Pinterest.) What is this peculiar psychological phenomenon? Well, I don’t know exactly, but here goes.
To me, making friends is scary. Why? People say, “Be yourself!” What does that even mean? See, being yourself can be kind of… difficult. This clip (it’s not very long, so you should definitely watch it) is a prime example of what can happen when an introvert tries to be themselves while meeting people.
As you can see, there are very reasonable grounds for an introvert to be afraid of meeting new people.
Doubtless, if you know an introvert, you can see that they are wonderful people, (once they get past needing to read their responses off note cards). And, in case you need some help understanding introvert tendencies, here’s a few tips.
An introvert may look like this when you talk to them:
But that doesn’t mean they’re thinking this:
In fact, they’re feeling like this:
Because they don’t know how to connect with you like this (why do we chat?!?):
But be careful, because if you act like this around an introvert:
They’ll want to do this to you:
So now that you understand what it feels to be an introvert making their way in society. Cait will join us with Part 2 next week on how be friends with an introvert. (That promises to be…interesting.)
Mime is thinking her GIF-ing skills (it’s totally a verb, just like introverting) are pretty good. Either that, or this is an excellent way to procrastinate getting drooled on. (Don’t ask.) She is reading Reboot and watching X-Men 3, and wondering if she can justify going to see The Wolverine. Also, all that Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has given her an insatiable craving for chocolate.