Introverts of DiS


#1

How many of us are introverts? I think I know who I’d identify as being introverted but it’s probably not up to me.

Was reading this (New Yorker ooh lalala) article about how people tend to be not-so-understanding and mistake it for rudeness

What you sayin’, do people think you’re an arse due to introversion?


#2

“As an introvert, I hate donating money to charity. I’m just too shy to think about my money going to help some stranger.”

What?!

I despise small talk with people I barely know and I get anxious when I’m forced to do networking or shit like that, but do people really get shy about giving money to charity?


#3

Too high brow for me, mate.

Just introvert things


#4

Oh, is this like a funny thing?


#5

Sounds like a cunt.

I get where all of this is coming from as I’m not disimilar, but I wouldn’t write all this analysing myself making excuses.

EDIT: Wait, he must be taking the piss


#6

I dunno I just nicked it off facebook


#7

stolen like a true introvert


#8

Feel like I’m really an extrovert but life has beaten me down; here is my work horoscope though


#9

genuinely have no idea which one I am

I need lots of time alone to reflect on things and all that stuff but I also need to be around people a lot and love meeting people and hanging out and stuff


#10

Very much an introvert.

I find being in groups of more than 3 in a social setting crushingly awkward and during ice-breaker sessions my insides turn themselve upside down with anguish.

Some people really thrive on that stuff, I really don’t at all.

At work I tend isolate myself listening to music or podcasts rather than getting involved in the banter / chat around me.


#11

I genuinely don’t know what small talk is either. sometimes you can get from really mundane topics to finding out really specific and interesting things about someone really quickly.


#12

I think it’s massively simplified and conflated with other stuff.

I.e. someone who is loud and gregarious = extrovert
someone who holds back during group situations = introvert


#13

I definitely identify with a lot of the introvert behaviours but I have a bit of a problem with people who fully wear their ‘personality type’ as some kind of badge/ get out of jail free. I have a friend (non-introvert behaviour) who is constantly sharing links and inspirational memes from some NM-IR(?) group she joined on Facebook (take it to Terrible Things on Social Media…) and it’s really annoying.

I get really worn out being around people and being social but I will quietly give myself time to recharge and not make a thing of it.

The book Quiet by Susan Cain is a great way for any introvert to convince themselves they’re a superhero though.


#14

Listen pal binary thought’s the foundation of our presumed reality so don’t go rocking the boat now!


#15

I’m all about spectrums, pal!


#16

I’m an introvert. Better than being an obnoxious, needy extrovert. Like, I’ve never met a really extrovert person and thought “oooh, I’m going to lovvvvveeee spending a prolonged period of time in your company!”


#17
  • Binary choices
  • An amount of nuance

0 voters


#18

What do you think?


#19

Are you calling @Ruffers a nuance? Because that’s really not cool.


#20

I always come out as extroverted on those Myers Briggs tests, but I reckon people would probably tag me as an introvert. So maybe I’m a failed extrovert :smiley: