Is It Good To Be Introverted? (Or Are You Missing Out On EVERYTHING FUN EVER?)


Like many other kids on the blogosphere, I am an introvert. (90% introverted, if we’re going to be all exact and stuff.) Much like my small dog, Pearl, I observe the terrifyingly realistic world from the safety of my house, which is placed discreetly at the end of a dirt road in the woods. Much like my small dog, I am DESTROYED INSIDE AND OUT by too much interaction with other humans, vaguely annoyed with the existence of everyone, and I might growl at you* if you try to touch my hair.

Don’t get me wrong: I LOVE PEOPLE.** But I can only take so much of them. Then I need to retreat to my head for the next few hours. I listen to conversations and rarely talk, causing most people to think I am either a) deaf, b) mute, c) angry, or d) sad. Chances are, I’m all of the above BUT THAT’S NOT THE POINT. I just like listening. I like being quiet. I like being alone. But for some people, that sounds like a more apocalyptic existence than permanently camping out in a pit of snakes. Does this mean I’m missing out on something? Have I been missing out on EVERYTHING for my entire life?? LET’S FIGURE IT OUT, FRENS.

* or bite you, depending on my mood.

** this statement comes with a long list of justifications. for more detail, please see abbiee’s official book of what’s wrong with every human on the face of the earth chapters 1 through 254. 



To be honest, we can’t figure out anything without a proper pros and cons list. (This is the part where you nod and agree.) THUS: THE PROS AND CONS OF BEING AN INTROVERT.

PROS:
- we stay inside and listen to music
- we don’t speak to people
- we don’t socialize
- we think and think and think and think and think and
- we are isolated gems hidden in vaults sixteen doors deep (basically the Sea Of Flames)

CONS:
- we stay inside and listen to music
- we don’t speak to people
- we don’t socialize
- we think and think and think and think and think and
- we are isolated gems hidden in vaults sixteen doors deep (basically the Sea Of Flames)

WELL THAT WAS JOLLY HELPFUL WASN’T IT?? No. That’s the thing: everyone has different personalities. What one person thinks is good, another person thinks is bad. The truth is, there are pros and cons to everything under the sun. (That makes you feel a little more confident about your whole wheat or rye decision, doeSN’T IT??)


The problem is a lot of people think that introverts don’t have fun. But just because we don’t have fun doing the same things those people have fun doing doesn’t mean we don’t have fun. This makes TOTAL GRAMMATICAL SENSE and it also makes total logical sense. LET’S SEE HOW. 

I’ll tell you: lying on the floor and staring at the ceiling for three hours. I KID YOU NOT. I can have the time of my life doing this. Especially if I’m thinking about books, listening to music, or simply observing the flower-shaped ceiling fan.

OR OR OR HOW ABOUT EDITING PHOTOS? Writing a blog post? Drawing? Painting? Looking at Downton Abbey GIFs? Any of these activities sound 85216433125 times more interesting to me than socializing with a group of people, shopping at the mall, or even being seen in public for that matter.


The point is, not all people are alike. Not all introverts are alike, either! We all have different ideas of fun. Cait and I ESPECIALLY RESENT IT when books/movies tell the story of an introverted/quiet/reserved protagonist whose life doesn’t really begin until she starts being more extroverted and outgoing. WHY??? JUST WHY? Extroverts have just as much fun as introverts. My frens, there is a difference between liking your comfort zone and absolutely dyiNG WITHOUT your comfort zone.


Just because I’m a small anti-social dog who likes to stay inside all day and not see humans doesn’t mean I’ve never pushed myself out of my comfort zone. SIR, I MOST CERTAINLY HAVE. Shout out to my parents here: they have always helped guide me out of my comfort zone to do uncomfortable but good-for-me things, such as singing with a microphone, leading a conversation, directing a collaborative film project, getting up on stage to speak in front of a crowd, etc. Yes, there is fun and exciting stuff outside your comfort zone. No, you might not feel that confident reaching for it. In fact, you probably won’t feel confident at all. You’ll probably want to shrivel up like a small sickly zucchini. BUT YOU’LL MAKE IT OUT ALIVE.


There’s also a difference between being uncomfortable with something but knowing “hey this is actually good for me” and pretending to be something you’re not. Starting a conversation? Not gonna kill you. Actually gonna probably make you feel good about yourself. Metamorphosizing into the social butterfly because you want to “fit in” or “have more fun?” Probably gonna make you miserable.  

When you push yourself outside your comfort zone, you discover things that you might fall in love with. But it’s not like life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness dance cheerfully JUST out of your reach. INTROVERTS HAVE FUN TOO. We just have a different idea of fun! Of course, 97,000% of our lives consist of over-analysis and mental torment, but pssh THAT’S A WALK IN THE PARK OK. Seriously. You think we are confusing when we talk?? You should see our brains when we aren’t talking. 


Have I made any sense at all here today?? ARE YOU AN INTROVERT? It’s totally okay if you’re not, because I mean we love extroverts too. ;) After all, without extroverts, who would start a conversation?? AHEM. What is YOUR idea of fun? Do you #HAAAAATE on books/movies that stereotype introverts as “the boring people??” BECAUSE I DO. LIKE A LOT. Let’s talk about fun things like personalities and acting like dogs!!

love,
abbiee

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  1. ahh I think it's good being an introvert although I think I've gone from being about 85% to maybe about 68% introvert these last few years. Depending on who I'm with sort of dictates how social I am aha. You'll still not find me leaving the comfort of my room though, unless its for a majorly exciting thing :D also THE DARCY GIFS HAVE JUST MADE MY DAY OMG I died a little when I saw them hehehe

    Loved this post and all your headings are so adorable gahhh

    Anne // www.aportraitofyouth.co.uk

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    1. YAAAS I TOTALLY GET YOU. It really depends on who you're socializing with. I'm the same way I think. xD IT REALLY TAKES SOMETHING MAJOR TO COAX ME OUT OF MY ROOM TOO hahaha. ;) EEEP OMG YAY I'VE BEEN SO EXCITED TO USE THESE DARCY GIFS IN A POST LOL THAT'S THE MAIN REASON I WROTE THIS TBH

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  2. Being an introvert is pretty great sometimes, my idea of fun is hiding in my room listening to music and being as crazy as possible. UGH YES THE STEREOTYPES. BEING INTROVERTED IS NOT A CHARACTER FLAW.

    Yeah let's just all be dogs and hide from scary humans.

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    1. SAAAME HANNAH. <3 there's really nothing that beats hiding in your room and listening to music and being crazy. *cough* no, that's not what i'm doing right now at all nope... aHEM. YOU SAID IT, BRO. INTROVERTS ARE AWESOME. "Yeah let's just all be dogs and hide from scary humans." << GREAT IDEA MUAHAHAH xD thank you for reading, girl!!

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  3. Mmm yassss. I am a whopping 95% introvert according to the personality quiz things. So this post was amusing and also awesome and I agree completely. XD

    What I really don't like as an introvert is when people (extroverts) decide to make you their "project" to get you to talk because they feel like you're not having fun. Don't get me wrong: I like people going out of their way to talk to me. That is nice despite my difficulty trying to uphold the conversation (sorry everyone....I do think fast, I just think about 10,000 things I decide NOT to say and then I'm left with the awkward silence of what SHOULD I say???). But I don't like when people do it for the obvious reason that I am sitting in a corner and I look like a challenge to bring out of my shell. ;-P

    I have always wanted to be an extrovert. For a while I prayed that God would make me an extrovert. He did not. Which is absolutely good and fine and I've gotten over it (mostly) now. Because this is what He made me and He made me this for a reason and a purpose.

    Don't know if this comment even made sense at all.

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    1. WHOA DUDE YOU'RE EVEN MORE INTROVERTED THAN I AM OMG. *high fives* OMG YAAAS I AM SO MUCH THE SAME WAY. "But I don't like when people do it for the obvious reason that I am sitting in a corner and I look like a challenge to bring out of my shell." *nods violently* EXACTLY. It's like...maybe I'm actually enjoying myself just listening and not being a social butterfly?? I think a lot of our discomfort as introverts comes from not accepting that we are introverted? idk it's probably different for everyone. but confidence is just reeeeally difficult for me. x)

      GAH YES YOU MAKE PERFECT SENSE. <3 *hugs and waffles* U GET ME.

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  4. I love this - it's hilarious and absolutely true! I am very much an introvert (probably around 90% too) and your ideas of fun are pretty much mine as well! I love that you used Darcy gifs because seriously, he's a huge introvert and it always kind of annoyed me how everyone was criticizing him for his antisocial-ness. (I mean yes he had other problems he needed to fix but that was not one of them.)
    p.s. not sure if I've commented before but I've been following for a bit since I found your blog through your sister's - it's awesome!

    http://andsowewillbethehopeful.blogspot.com/

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    1. GAH THANK YOU SO MUCH ANDREA. <3 THIS COMMENT LEGIT MADE ME SMILE SO MUCH EEEEP. I know right?? IT'S SO TRUE. Poor Mr. Darcy he is 50% a pompous jerk and 50% misunderstood. :'''') BUT WE ALL LOVE HIM ANYWAY RIGHT YES DEFINITELY. <3 aw, I'm super glad you did comment and thank you so much for following! :D *hugs and virtual waffles*

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  5. This is like the greatest article/explanation/argument for introverts ever. As far as non-scholarly ones are concerned πŸ˜‚ and even then, do they really know what they are talking about? Usually, I think not. Anyways, I loved it, totally agreed and identified with it and it was really, really funny. It's FUN being introverted, except when its, you know, not. And it's part of who we are and something God uses to grow us in a variety of ways. Not the least of which, trusting Him even when we are scared of people. haha. ha.

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    1. ASDFGHJKL THANK YOU SO MUCH NINA OMG THAT MEANS SO MUCH TO ME :''') *happy dances* muahaha EXACTLY them scholarly folks usually don't know what they're talking about so y'know... ;) "It's FUN being introverted, except when its, you know, not." <<< AHHA YEP YOU NAILED IT. ugh I can relate so much, dude. Especially to that last line. :') oh man. *high fives* INTROVERTS ROCK.

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  6. I'm an introvert and I totally get what you're saying. For example, the last couple of years my sister and I have been going on trips abroad with organized groups and there have been times when I just had to leave the people we were sitting with and go back to our room. After a while I sometimes went back out or I stayed in for the night. It is true that while I was gone, they had lots of fun and sometimes after hearing about it I might regret my decision. However, I have finally accepted that, had I forced myself to stay, I wouldn't have had any fun at all because it would feel like a chore and the only thing I would have had on my mind would have been how to get away.
    In the end, it is important to socialize. But it is also important to take some time for yourself. However, you should always try to get back to the socializing part when your battery is fully-charged again. That way you can get the most fun out of every experience.

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    1. WOOOOT YAYAYAY I'M SO HAPPY YOU LIKE THIS POST NORA. :) "...there have been times when I just had to leave the people we were sitting with and go back to our room." << OMG yaaaas same!! it's so funny because I was literally just talking to my mom about this...how sometimes you just have tO ESCAPE. LIKE, IDK WHY. YOU JUST CAN'T DEAL WITH SEEING/HEARING PEOPLE ANYMORE NOT FOR ONE MINUTE. xD I totally get you and I think your advice is SO SPOT ON. <33333 thank you for reading!! :)

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  7. I would say that I'm an ambivert, a mix of the two but I hATE when people think that being introverted means that you just want to be inside doing nothing. and yes!! I also hate it when people think there's only one type of introvert like you can absolutely hate human interaction oR you can love talking to friends and just feel uncomfortable public, or even more like there's so many types, just like there are so many types of extroverts!

    And I've seen a lot of shame on extroverts, "you can't be a nerd if you're extroverted" that's not fair, it's like saying "you can't be exciting if you're an introvert" EXTROVERTS ARE PEOPLE WHO CAN LIKE BOOKS A LOT TO. #stopthesterotypes XD

    ~Noor

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    1. OMG RIGHT?? LIKE HOW DOES INTROVERTED EQUATE TO BORING??? I'M THE MOST INTERESTING PERSON I KNOW. *everyone coughs loudly* ahem... ;) I totally agree with you!! Every single human's personality is as different as their thumbprint and I think that's so fascinating. <3 OMG YES STOP THOSE STEREOTYPES RIGHT NOW KILL THEM WITH FIRE. >:D

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  8. I was just thinking about this the other day! People think that introverts have something wrong with them because, well, they're introverts. I've basically struggled with this my whole life because I always feel coerced into going to football games and parties and basically anyone that involves a large group of people, and then I'm MISERABLE because I'm an introvert.

    Anyway, I'm rambling, but seriously, thank you so much for this!! I've been wanting to write a post like this (complete with Darcy gifs) for a long time, and I'm so glad you wrote it first because you put it into words better than I ever could!

    And hey, perks of being an introvert is that you can have fun by yourself and (potentially) with other people!

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    1. YESSS MARY SHELLEY I CAN TOTALLY RELATE. *nod nod* Like I can sort of pretend that I'm having fun with a group of people?? but tbh i'M HAVING VERY LITTLE FUN. idk it just turns into a hot mess very quickly for me. x) OMG BRO YOU WERE GONNA DO A POST LIKE THIS WITH DARCY GIFS ARE WE LIKE THE SAME PERSON I THINK WE ARE. O_O #BRAINTWINS <3333

      you rock ;) thank you for reading, girl!!

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  9. I'm SUCH an introvert, oh my Lord. The main thing I struggle with is the fact that I'm horrid at making friends - which is fine, considering I love all the friends I have now. But when I see other people make friends with everyone except me, I can't help but wonder if there's something wrong with me, some defect that makes me undesirable as a friend even when I make overtures. (And then promptly go hide in a hole when said overtures are shot down.)

    Lately, I've been working on being more spontaneous and fun, driving my life instead of the other way around. Although there have been a few times where it hasn't worked out, I think it's made me happier so far!

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

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    1. WOOOT YAY YOU CAN RELATE. *fist bump* gah yes I know what you mean about making friends. Like...it looks so easy?? BUT IT'S NOT, SIR. aw, there's nothing wrong with you, dude! Some of us (lol i speak from experience) just feel super awkward?? BUT IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE TO MOST PEOPLE THAT WE TALK TO WE ACTUALLY DON'T LOOK AWKWARD. WE'RE JUST AWKWARD FROM OUR OWN PERSPECTIVES. ugh idk it's something like that. xD

      Props to you for taking more control of your life and being more spontaneous! I NEED A LESSON IN THAT LOL TEACH ME.

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  10. CAN I JUST SCREAM, "AAAAAAMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEENNNNNNNNN" TO ALL OF THIS?!?!?!?!

    That pros and cons list was the most accurate thing I have EVER read.

    "I listen to conversations and rarely talk, causing most people to think I am either a) deaf, b) mute, c) angry, or d) sad >>>IT TOOK ALL I HAD TO NOT BURST OUT LAUGHING AND INTO THE FLOOR CAUSING MY FAMILY TO WONDER ABOUT ME. I'M SERIOUS.

    AGAIN, JUST... AMEN. AMEN TO THIS ALL. AMMMMENNNN.

    I can have the time of my life doing this. Especially if I’m thinking about books, listening to music, or simply observing the flower-shaped ceiling fan. SAME

    and dude #darcysinnerstruggles always killlllll me.

    Being an introvert is really hard but I love it so much all at the same time.

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    1. ASDFGHJKLKJHGF AALIYAH YOU'RE SO COOL THANK YOU SO MUCH ILY BRO :'''') *screams and waffles and hugs* I'M SO HAPPY YOU LIKE THIS POST EEEEP. AND AHAHHAA I WAS LAUGHING THROUGH THAT WHOLE PROS AND CONS LIST I'M SO GLAD IT'S ACCURATE XDDD

      BRO I'M SO HAPPY I MAKE U LAUGH :''') SERIOUSLY LOL I CAN'T STOP TALKING IN ALL CAPS IN THIS REPLY BECAUSE I'M SO HAPPY OMG <3 BEING AN INTROVERT CAN BE HARD BUT WE ARE SUCH WARRIORS GAH <333333

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  11. I AM DEFINITELY AN INTROVERT. But... I'm a social introvert?? Idk, it's kind of confusing. I love people, but I just can't be around them constantly; I thrive on time alone. I do enjoy making people laugh + having good conversation, but... I just can't do that forever. I DO NEED MY ALONE TIME. And as my sisters can attest, I will get a touch crabby if I don't get that needed alone time. Ahem.

    AND YES LYING ON THE FLOOR AND THINKING AND THINKING AND THINKING IS JUST THE BESTEST THING EVER. xD Thinking, thinking, thinking - stories, stories, stories - watching, watching, watching THE CEILING FAN BE A GOOD GIRL AND SPINNING CONSISTENTLY. xP

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    1. I TOTALLY GET YOU EMILY. Unfortunately I feel very awkward 150% of the time but my sister is what I would call a social introvert. We just like hanging out with a small group of people?? and yes there absolutely HAS to be recharging time *nod nod* because people suck energy outta you like a hungry iPhone or something idk. I GET SUPER CRABBY WHEN I DON'T HAVE MY ALONE TIME EITHER OMG. SAAAAME.

      ASDFGHJKL YAYYYYAYAY I'M SO HAPPY YOU CAN RELATE TO THE THINKING AND STORIES AND WATCHING THE CEILING FAN AND JUST BEING SO ENTERTAINED LIKE YOUUUU GETTT ITTTTT. <333333WOOOT

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    2. I FEEL AWKWARD SOMETIMES TOO. xP Since I'm the new kid in AL now, I've been meeting new people, and that can be awkward. I spent a couple hours with one girl and she was like, "why are you so positive?" and my answer was something like "ummm... because it's fun?" xD

      ABBIE I GET IT. I TOTALLY GET IT. You are one of the most relatable peeps of ever.

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  12. That pros and cons list was the best. :) I was nodding when you brought it up, (because writing a pros and cons list is how I tend to make all major decisions,) and then laughing, because it's so true. Everyone's different.

    I also liked how you differentiated between going outside your comfort zone, and trying to be someone you're not. Because there is a difference, and personally, I think it's a very importance difference.

    Anyway, I enjoyed this post. :) I think introverts definitely can have fun.

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    1. HAHAHA THANK YOU SO MUCH JESSICA I'M GLAD YOU LIKED THIS POST. :'''') "I also liked how you differentiated between going outside your comfort zone, and trying to be someone you're not." <<< EXACTLY DUDE I'M SO HAPPY YOU GET THAT. because it's such a huge difference omg. Like I know a lot of people who seem more extroverted just because they are outgoing/assertive in situations?? it's not necessarily extroverted -- they are just doing something probably not comfortable but good for them *nod nod*

      EEEP THANK YOU FOR READING YOUR COMMENT MADE ME SMILE <33333333

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  13. I love the pros and cons list!! :D

    I am by no means an introvert (I'm very extroverted, actually), but I love differences in personalities and learning about how different people work. It's all really fascinating to me!!

    Great, humorous post, Abbiee! The world needs its introverts or we would all hate each other and there would be no secrets or quiet things and the world would be too loud and busy and crazy and extroverted and it would be a disaster. ROCK ON, BRO! ♥♥

    Psst: I nominated you over at my blog for the Wisteria Writer Tag, so if you wanna do that you can! :) I won't be offended if you don't though, I just needed to find people that hadn't done it yet lol xD

    Love this post, Abbie! ♥

    ~Megan<333
    (megans-journals.blogspot.com)

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    1. MUAHAHA YAY I'M SO GLAD YOU LIKED THIS POST AND THE PROS AND CONS LIST <3 saaaame Megan so much same!! I'm SO fascinated by understanding different personalities and the people behind them and what crafted those personalities. It's just super interesting. :) MUAH THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING AND FOR NOMINATING ME!! I'M HONORED. <333

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  14. UM YES. I have so much fun staring at my ceiling. No joke. I also have fun wrapping myself in blankets and drinking coffee in a dark room. THE INTROVERT LIFE IS GOOD!

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    1. *closes eyes and nods slowly*
      EXACTLY. ABBY, YOU GET ME. <3333

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  15. THIS POST SUMMED UP LIFE AS AN INTROVERT SO WELL OH MY GOSH.

    I'm literally obsessed with those Pride and Prejudice gifs. Lovelovelove.

    Currently my goal is to get out of my comfort zone a bit more often. Because it's kind of rare for me to do that soooooo it's probably necessary. Still attempting to figure out exactly how to DO that without tons of mental trauma but that's another story.

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    1. GAH THANK YOU SO MUCH GRACE ANNE. :') I'm legit so happy you can relate to this muaahhaha <3 ASDFGHJKL TBH I JUST WANTED TO USE THESE GIFS FOR SOMETHING. so i wrote a post around them xD no jk jk but not really idk we'll never know. *insert sly smile emojis here*

      OMG SAME GRACE ANNE YOUR GOALS ARE MINE. It's really pretty hard to get out of one's comfort zone and it DEFINITELY helps to have a parent/sibling/friend who is there to push you out of your comfort zone and cheer you on!! *sends waffles of support*

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  16. YES! YOU HAVE HIT ALL THE POINTS!
    I can relate so much to this haha and amazing gifs BTW ;)
    For years I felt so introverted that I would have much rather been home schooled, my parents already knew how shy I was and made me continue public school. Looking back it's probably good because I was able to make a lot of very close friends who embrace my introvertedness (thats not a word is it.. oh well haha).
    I feel perfectly content sitting in my room just writing the day away in my journal or on my blog:)
    Thank you for the lovely post Abbie!
    -Lauryn
    www.ElegantChances.com

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    1. GAH THANK YOU SO MUCH LAURYN I'M SO HAPPY YOU CAN RELATE TO THIS POST. :) and yesss the GIFs I'm just a little bit obsessed with them xD oh yeah I totally get you -- it's definitely a good thing to have been pushed out of your comfort zone and made some close friends from that experience! Usually the fun and exciting things aren't entirely comfortable at first. *nod nod*

      OMG THANK YOU FOR READING AND STOPPING BY <3 YOUR BLOG IS BEAUTIFUL OK *hugs and waffles*

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  17. Great post! I really don't like when they show introverts as just needing to break out of their shell and then all is well. I'm a bit of a mix between introvert and extrovert. I do like going out, but at the same time, I can have TOO much stimulation and I need to be inside my house on the computer or reading and not talking to people for awhile. :)

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com

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    1. "I really don't like when they show introverts as just needing to break out of their shell and then all is well." <<< YAAAS EXACTLY. omg so true. *sighs in dismay* it's like...can't we just be like this?? WE'RE HAVING FUN OK. xD I totally get you, Lauren. and I can definitely relate. I LOVE HEARING ABOUT EVERYONE'S DIFFERENT PERSONALITIES IT'S SO COOL. *hugs and waffles* Thank you for reading!!

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  18. I KNEW that this post would get a lot of comments (actually I'm surprised there are only twenty), because it seems like most bloggers are introverts. Because why would an extrovert want to blog, in most cases?! I mean, you don't have to talk to people in person (it's so hard talking in person, seriously), and you can find people you bond with that live on the other side of the world and you can sit in your room all day by yourself but still be with people! Amazing! Btw, yes, I am an introvert. In case you couldn't tell, haha. But I definitely have outrevertred tendencies. But I'm still mostly introverted. Your convoluted words make perfect sense to me.

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    1. Haha yes extroverts are definitely more rare in the blogging world!! TBH I WANT TO CAPTURE THEM IN A SMALL JAR AND STUDY THEM AND ASK THEM WHAT IT'S LIKE. For writing research and what-not ;) we're all so cool and complex. <3 EEEP THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING, MAGGIE!

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  19. ahh yes, I relate to this post. #INFJ #Introvertlife

    I am always the shriveled, sickly, zucchini, how did u kno it was meee?

    BLESS YOU FOR ALL THE PRIDE AND PREJUDICE GIFS> YOU DA BEST.

    Sometimes we gotta just jump ya know? Even if that means actually replying to the cashier after he asks if you fouund everything you needed.

    DO THE THING.

    DO ALL THE THINGS.

    Much love,

    jr xx

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    1. INFJ PARTAY *tosses disco balls and confetti and waffles* AHAHHA BRO I'M SO HAPPY YOU LIKE THIS POST THANK YOU SO MUCH *takes a small bow* "I am always the shriveled, sickly, zucchini, how did u kno it was meee?" << ASDFGHJKL LAUGHING OUT LOUD AT THIS OMG. AND THIS: "Sometimes we gotta just jump ya know? Even if that means actually replying to the cashier after he asks if you found everything you needed." << YOU ARE MAKING MY ABS HURT RIGHT NOW OMGMOGMOGG STAHP XDDDDDD

      you rock wow <333333

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  20. YOU MENTIONED ME. *sniffles happily* Also obviously TOTAL agreement about hating-on-that-trope-that-introverts-are-broken. It's dumb and rude and wrong. It's like saying that unless your personality is "this and this" then you're not a good member of society??? Like wut. If everyone was the same, THE WORLD WOULDN'T WORK. We need people of all different personalities and I hate that introverts get shamed for being quiet and withdrawn.

    Btw, those gifs HAVE GIVEN ME LIFE. I JUST CAN'T STOP LAUGHING. That's Mr. Darcy right? (I haven't seen it, shhhh, I know I'm a failure.) I think I am Mr. Darcy. You may now refer to me as Cait Darcy because I think that's who I am inside.

    WHy do we even need small talk? LIKE WHY. JUST. NO. Let's either (A) all be silent, or (B) have really deep discussions about the meaning of life or some very poignant world society issue because those are good to talk about. Who cares about the weather. WHO CARES. (Actually sometimes I care. For instance it's raining today and I am cold. #smalltalkinglikeaboss)

    Also I actually don't even mind comfortzones. Like, yessss, some good things happen outside comfort zones. But I wasn't born to this earth to live my life miserably. *builds book fort and lives in it ALONE* So I am 100% in favour of comfort zones.πŸ˜‚

    Bless this post. BLESS THIS POST WITH ALL THE WAFFLE APPRECIATION. ALSO I THINK YOU ARE THE MOST RELATABLE PERSON IN THE UNIVERSE. YOU ARE LIKE MY CYBER TWIN AFTER THIS POST, TBH.

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    1. DUDE YES EVERY TIME YOU MENTION THIS SERIOUSLY NASTY STEREOTYPE ON YOUR BLOG I'M JUST THERE VIOLENTLY NODDING IN AGREEMENT. ;) "If everyone was the same, THE WORLD WOULDN'T WORK." <<< OMG YES. HOW IS THAT FOR A SCIENCE FICTION. IT'S LITERALLY A SCIENCE FICTION. (#divergent) WHY DOES SOCIETY BEG US TO ALL BE THE SAME??? wah. *goes back to waffles and ignores society as a whole*

      HAHAA YES OKAY FIRST: I GASPED OUT LOUD WHEN YOU SAID YOU HAVEN'T SEEN PRIDE AND PREJUDICE LIKE ASDFGHJK BRO YOU NEED TO GO AND WATCH IT RIGHT NOW. LIKE RIGHT NOW. THE 2005 VERSION WHICH IS FROM WHENCE THESE GIFS HAVE COME. SECOND, YES THAT IS MR. DARCY AND THIRD, YES YOU ARE MR. DARCY (especially if we're going by the specific personality types because I saw (omg i promise i'm not stalkerish lololol) that you pinned something about being an INTJ and Mr. Darcy is an INTJ (because they obviously had Myers-Briggs back in the 1800s y'know) so yes this is quite accurate hello Cait Darcy. xD)

      "Let's either (A) all be silent, or (B) have really deep discussions about the meaning of life or some very poignant world society issue because those are good to talk about." <<< YAAAAS I REALLY LIKE THIS IDEA CAN YOU MAKE THIS A LAW PLS?? SINCE YOU LIKE RULE THE WORLD AND ALL THAT ;) it would be vey vey helpful right about now.

      A comfort zone inside of a book fort sounds like the best kind of comfort zone tbh. :'') ASDFGHJK NO BLESS YOU DUDE. SERIOUSLY YOU THINK I'M THE MOST RELATABLE PERSON IN THE UNIVERSE THIS MAKES ME SO DARN HAPPY OMG. I'M CYBER-TWIN WITH THE QUEEN OF ALL. THIS COULD HAVE SOME PERKS I THINK?? YES. <3333

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  21. This post was literally written about me. So perfect love. <3

    https://everythingisbetterwithpolkadots.blogspot.com/

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    1. OMG YAY THANK YOU SO MUCH HANNAH <33333

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  22. I love this post, Abbie! Ugh, I can't stand movies (and books! YA high school/contemporary I find are the worst at these stereotypes) that portray the introvert as not stepping outside their comfort zones until they are the new extravert. As far as myself, I think I'm what they call an "omnvivert." I like staying in to recharge as much as I do talking to people, and that's okay too. As long as people don't expect me to be "on" ALL THE TIME. A girl craves her downtime! And that's typically my favorite part of the day. :)

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    2. GAH YAAAS YOU GET ME YOU GET ME. <3 seriously these stereotypes are THE WORST. it's like...can't we just be are own species?? LEAVE US IN PEACE PLZ AND THANK YOU. xD I'm totally with you, bro -- down time is A NECESSITY. WITHOUT IT THERE WOULD BE CHAOS AND APOCALYPSE. *nod nod* thank you so much for reading, Emily! I can't wait to check out your blog <3

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  23. Yup. Yup. Yup.
    I'm still nodding my head.
    Although I'm not an extreme introvert, I definitely know I'm more on the introverted side than the extroverted side. And I totally loved this relate-able post.

    -T.
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    1. GAH THANK YOU SO MUCH TANE THAT MEANS A LOT TO ME :'''') <3333 YOU ROCK

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  24. YES TO EVERYTHING. This is so fantastic! you perfectly described introverts, and with DARCY GIFS. What is life. Yes, I love people and yes I hate people, why is that confusing to everyone? Introverts are so misunderstood.

    Thank you for this post, it made my day.

    Elizabeth
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    1. AW ELIZABETH YOUR COMMENT MADE ME SO HAPPY :'''') *hugs and waffles* THANK YOU SO MUCH. omg Darcy is my soul mate I think. <3333 (but i guess that's what every girl says?? *nervous laughter* ah well.) "Yes, I love people and yes I hate people, why is that confusing to everyone?" << WELL DUDE YOU JUST SUMMED IT ALL UP IN ONE SENTENCE I DIDN'T EVEN NEED TO WRITE THIS POST TBH. ;)

      eeep thank you so much for reading gah <333

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  25. YES YES!! ♥♥ Love this!

    Emily//A Purpose and A Promise

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    1. THANK YOU EMILY EEEEP <3

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  26. 88% introverted right here

    AND I AM SO IN LOVE WITH THESE GIFS LIKE SMACK ME ON THE HEAD IM STILL LAUGHING

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    1. JULIA MY FELLOW INTROVERT YOU'RE AWESOME *high fives* omg no i'm still laughing over these GIFs too they are so perfect XDDD

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  27. THIS IS SO ME.

    I feel like I charm people online and then we skype or something and I literally say nothing and then they're like "ok wow bye" XD

    Oh, how about a book/movie where an extrovert only starts having fun once they become more introverted and quiet?!?!?!?!

    AND THESE PRIDE AND PREJUDICD GIFS ARE SLAYYYYIINNGGG AGAGSJDKSJAHHDND

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    1. OMG YES I FEEL THE SAAAME WAYYY DUDE. :') "Oh, how about a book/movie where an extrovert only starts having fun once they become more introverted and quiet?!?!?!?!" << BRO. I LIKE THAT. AMUHAHAHA DON'T YOU LOVE THEM GIFS. <33333 thanks for reading love you bro

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  28. The number of times this post made me laugh is off the charts. Seriously, this was the best! Btdubz I AM that small sickly zucchini of anti-socialization. I run from people I know when I see them at Target. WHAT IS MY PROBLEM?! But honestly, mad props, yo. The gifs....the pros and cons list....this sentence:

    "Much like my small dog, I am DESTROYED INSIDE AND OUT by too much interaction with other humans, vaguely annoyed with the existence of everyone, and I might growl at you* if you try to touch my hair."

    I am SO glad to hear I am not the only one who is vaguely annoyed with the existence of everyone! Including myself, on those think think think and think some more days.

    This was just gold.

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    1. ASDFHJKL THANK YOU SO MUCH ERIN. I'M SMILING SO HARD AND SO HAPPY THIS POST MADE YOU LAUGH. :'''') EEEEEEP. omg SAME THOUGH. There's really nothing worse than running into someone you know in a store... my dad is so introverted too and he is notorious for expertly avoiding people he knows in stores. xD SMALL TALK IS JUST TORTUUUURRRRE.

      YOU THE BEST ERIN. <333333

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  29. Wow, this post totally gets me. I'm 97% introverted and I hate all the stereotypes about introverts. We are (sometimes, on occasion, and to some extent) perfectly normal people!

    This is literally like one of the most accurate things I have read.

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  30. I think it is absolutely okay to be an introvert. The whole reason we label introverts as introverts is because that's their PERSONALITY. Not because there's something wrong with them, or because they need help being normal. They are normal. That's just what they like to do.
    And I used all theys in that paragraph, but honestly I'm probably an ambivert? Maybe? I don't really know!
    -Amy

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kind words are like raindrops on the desert. they make me bloom with happiness, as absolutely cliche and cheesy as that sounds. even if it's just a simple alt+3 i will heart you for it. so, go ahead! MAKE MY DAY. literally.