7 Things You Should Know About Introverts
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7 Things You Should Know About Introverts

An awkward introvert's thoughts...

7 Things You Should Know About Introverts
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Hello, awkward introvert here! As an introvert I know there are many levels of introvertedness (I know this isn't a word but it should be) and that there are many generalizations about us. So here are a few things that I, as an introvert representing other introverts, feel that everyone should know:

1. We don't always hate people or parties

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Sure we're awkward and shy around people at first, but that doesn't mean we want to be by ourselves all the time. We enjoy people, just not a lot all at once. Yes, we are introverts, but we want to be included too! And if you're a social introvert (which I lean towards) then you'll know the struggle. It can be hard to fight the instinct to curl up in the fetal position and hide from people and instead engage and talk to others. Invite us out and make us socialize, who knows we may even surprise ourselves and thoroughly enjoy it.

2. With that being said, we honestly do enjoy ourselves

Sometimes we need time to ourselves and we love nothing better than a good night in. Maybe settling down with a good book, movie, maybe time to paint, or just catch up on some work is the perfect night which sounds sad to others, but this is our party and it makes us happy. Know that we don't always enjoy large groups and we are fine with a quiet night in. Also, we might need to recharge. This might sound weird but being social is draining! Like the phone, we need time to recharge after a long day.

3. Human interaction is hard

Let's face it. Talking is hard. We may seem awkward (we probably are) but please give that awkward person a chance! It's hard to just be open and yourself around strangers. You just want to act normal but it seems you can't even remember how you normally walk when meeting new people. Some of my best friends I've ever had didn't know the weird, crazy, odd me for a long time. Just make us comfortable and we might do something stupid for you.

4. We are crazy loyal

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Best friends forever? This is a privilege and huge deal. This is not something we arbitrarily say when we say you are a best friend. Being friends is hard enough, so when you finally feel so comfortable with someone that you can share everything about yourself, you've reached that status and we will always be there for you. Need a shoulder to cry on, someone to rant to, or someone to call at 1 in the morning? Like Friends we'll be there for you.

5. Please respect the bubble

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Personal space IS a thing. If we don't respond, we don't hate you, we might just feel extremely uncomfortable because you're invading our invisible little bubble. We'll let you know when we're ready, just know introverts can be uncomfortable creatures. Physical touch is not always everyone's love language, and introverts, usually so.

6. We're not shy or boring it's just that...

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I'm so weird it's crazy to think that not everyone knows that. When I'm with my best friend, we get weird looks and I don't care because I'm me enjoying life. But when meeting people or hanging out with people you don't know very well, well, we tend to hide in our shells.

7. This is an accurate representation and a good guide

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