7 Things Introverts Are Tired Of Hearing

Being an introvert is my favorite and least favorite thing about me. 

I notice the small things people say (and don't say) and easily pursue different artistic endeavors. Not everyone understands us which leads to some all too familiar assumptions we're tired of hearing.

Why are you so quiet?

If I don't have anything valuable to add, especially around someone I don't know, I won't say much. It's nothing personal. Introverts are active listeners and can read the room like no one else! 

I thought you were stuck up.

I had to think this one over because it's confusing to me that people assume this. I guess being quiet is misinterpreted for being stuck up and rude. I promise this isn't the case. We're natural observers and take in our surroundings. If anything, we're extra attentive to what you're saying, and care about the small details. 

You need to come out of your shell.
Introverts are their most creative selves when they're alone. Self-expression might show up as a drawing, journal entry, or poem. As the relationship develops, you'll see your friend open up and shine, in a way that's right for them. Don't try to make them into something they're not.

Why are you so shy?

Shyness and introversion are not synonyms. This one is probably the most frustrating for me. You can be shy and an introvert, but once again, they're not the same. It takes as a little longer to open up, but that's because we prefer to have a few close friends. Tight bonds take time to develop. 

What do you even do all day?
Ironically, introverts can find something to do in the most mundane situations. 

You seem unapproachable.

And yet here you are, approaching me.

You always look mad.

Ok, there's not much I can do about this one. Looks can be deceiving!

Are you an introvert? If so, let me know what you're tired of hearing. 

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