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Being An Introvert (As Explained By .Gifs)

When you're an April Ludgate in a world of Leslie Knopes.

Being An Introvert (As Explained By .Gifs)

Unfortunately, not all humans were blessed with the skill of crafting a stress-free conversation. As a fellow introvert, the majority of our social interactions are filled with too many thoughts and not enough conversation, along with the occasional awkward silence.

Personal space is very, very important to you.

Claustrophobia and being an introvert go hand-in-hand. Blessed.

Social interactions with those whom you aren't fully comfortable with are mentally and physically exhausting.

*Cue uncomfortable silence* So, uh, how about that weather?

When you do make the effort to strike up a conversation, you typically say the wrong thing and continue to beat yourself up about it for the next week.

Anything that requires public speaking, or speaking in general, is not a favorite of yours.

Classes graded on participation are the bane of your existence.

Where is the drop slip?

Comforting others is simply not your forte.

How does one talk about emotions and feelings painlessly? Let me know.

Online shopping is the greatest thing since sliced bread.

No awkward small talk with cashiers and no chance of seeing people I know—life is so good.

But when your online purchases arrive at your doorstep, you pretend you're not home so you don't have to sign off for the package.

Liquid courage is a must before going out.

A crowded bar filled with people, loud music and conversation. *Chugs drink*

When you do happen to go out, socializing isn't a main priority.

Unexpected phone calls are the real-life version of Hell.

It's like being held hostage by a piece of technology. Please, if you love me, never call me.

In fact, anything unexpected pushes you to a near mental breakdown.

The ONLY acceptable surprise would be Drake arriving at my door to take me on a date. Other than that, absolutely no surprises, or I may have a panic attack.

The majority of your time at home is spent hiding in your room.

I'm not angry or sad; I just enjoy pure silence.

Humor is how you combat awkwardness.

This is you in most social situations:

Headphones are one of your most prized possessions.

An item that allows me to avoid all possible conversations makes my heart so happy.

Running away by yourself sounds like the best vacation ever.

So social obligations. No problems.

99 percent of the time you feel completely misunderstood.

I promise I'm not always an extremely awkward person with nothing to say. I have a personality and, in fact, I can be enthusiastic. Unfortunately, for me it takes more effort than your regular person, and I'm not really interested in going the extra mile. You win some, you lose some.

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