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#4 - adu (08/22/2013) [-]
This definition is true, but "introversion" is starting to become the new "popular tick" like OCD was about 5 years ago. So be careful with how you define yourself. There are no definite lines of introversion, only a sliding scale of how satisfied you are being alone with your own thoughts versus the need for qualia input from human interaction.
User avatar #66 to #4 - matttmoss (08/22/2013) [-]
I hate when people say that I'm shy. It's not that I'm scared to talk to people. I just don't want I usually like to be alone but every once in a while I need to hang out with friends
#143 to #4 - mrblaze (08/23/2013) [-]
Meh, I'll chime in.

I hate crowds and don't like any kind of social interaction with people I don't know, yet with close friends (on the internet because everybody around my area are literal and figurative kids/no speakie good englay/stereotypical black, even if their skin is not) I'd be fine spending hours just ************ (which I find myself in a four hour skype call nightly just chatting with them).

However, I deeply crave a meaningful relationship with the opposite sex, and it's not even sex I fully want, I find myself wanting the snuggling part more with sex as a bonus.

Even in a very social environment I find myself being in my own little corner away from the others, only slinking through the crowd to get a drink/more food.
I don't even mind going out, I even go on daily bike rides to a nearby park.

So, what do I sound like to you?
Sorry for the long post, but I don't post very often as it is, have my current wallpaper as apology for having to read my novel.
User avatar #159 to #143 - adu (08/23/2013) [-]
Nice Dishonored wallpaper. You definitely seem more on the introverted side to me. You don't sound attached to these people you spend time with, so do you think it's a waste of effort to have these nightly four-hour skype calls? It could just be an appeal to a sense of belonging. I did the same thing when I was in highschool, I hung out with the potheads during lunch. They would accept just about anybody, and were always joking about something crude. I made myself fit in by thinking of crude things to joke about with them, but every time I left the table I returned to my reclusive self. Once I got out of highschool, I never caught myself missing them, not even a little. If you're home by yourself, and you dislike company, then try and keep yourself occupied with something fun or creative. Become more comfortable in your own skin, digging through your own thoughts, working on your own projects or simply relaxing.

I can certainly relate to you on the cuddle part. I haven't known a whole lot of it, especially not recently, but cuddling with a girl that's important to you is definitely a good feeling. One thing that's important to keep in mind though is that it will be difficult for a girl to be comfortable around you unless you're comfortable with yourself, and there are biological reasons as well as emotional ones behind that too. Don't be afraid to introduce yourself, search for common interests, join a club or start asking for some names and sharing some thoughts next time you encounter someone with a similar interest. Don't be afraid to ask questions about them, if they don't want to answer then they simply won't, it's risk-free. That's all I can really say to do, since I'm not a huge expert either. There was only one girl that loved me, and that was for being open and talkative with her. Be the kind of person you feel comfortable being, and with a bit of luck and friendliness the right girl will feel comfortable with the person you are too.
#246 to #159 - mrblaze (08/23/2013) [-]
Some good advice, thank you.

And I'd do that club stuff you said if I went to school, but I am home-schooled and home alone from 7 a.m until 3 p.m, during that time I'm perfectly happy to just do the few chores left to me and screw around playing my games.

As it stands, I'm comfortable with myself, though I do wish I were a little more toned but I am working on that by working out daily.

And I do feel attached to my friends, and often when they can't make it on I'm a tad upset I don't get to talk with them that night.
So no I don't think it's a waste of effort, and I enjoy them.

Also I got a ton of wallpapers, I could make a folder of them and upload it to mediafire if you want more.
User avatar #248 to #246 - adu (08/23/2013) [-]
I think I have enough wallpapers myself, but thanks for the offer.
#146 to #143 - mrblaze (08/23/2013) [-]
**** , this looked longer in the comment creation box and felt longer when typing it...
Mostly on word picking.
User avatar #156 to #4 - trivdiego (08/23/2013) [-]
im not exactly introverted cause i do have lots of friends who i talk to its just many times rather then spend time with them i would spend time by myself, like viscerys said. i dont think its a lack of self confidence, its just that making sure that both you and them have a good time expends a lot of effort, and i dont think thats the case for extroverts
User avatar #160 to #156 - adu (08/23/2013) [-]
The most important difference is in whether you feel yourself recharging inside or outside of emotional groups. If you relax by spending time with yourself, you're more likely an introvert. If you unwind by spending time with friends, more likely an extrovert. Introverts can still enjoy time spent with many friends, and extroverts can enjoy time to themselves, but it tends to drain them of energy rather than restore it.
#161 to #4 - anon (08/23/2013) [-]
I don't interact with people because I ******* hate myself. I hate everything about me and I think that if I interact with people, they will hate me. I've tried to change this, but I have no clue how.
User avatar #165 to #161 - adu (08/23/2013) [-]
Have you tried to stop hating yourself? It's okay to be imperfect, but you'll never be able to improve something that you want to tear down. The emotions we feel toward ourselves often blind us to anything that's contrary to what we think we know about ourselves. Pride blinds us to criticism, sorrow blinds us to joy, and self hate blinds us from the love of others, and without a love for yourself you won't be able to give proper love to anyone else. If you want advice beyond that, you'll have to be more specific about what kind of thoughts you're having about yourself.
#5 to #4 - anon (08/22/2013) [-]
I don't think it's starting to become "popular." I think more people are just either speaking up about being introverted, or people are finding out, "Hey! I'm not a freak - I'm just introverted!"

Being an introvert is not really accepted by society, so I don't know why people would fake/lie/exaggerate about being introverted.
User avatar #7 to #5 - adu (08/22/2013) [-]
Like I said, it's a sliding scale. Being a more hardcore introvert and recluse isn't accepted by society, but some people define themselves as introverts just because they don't like sports or parties. The Extrovert Ideal is still apparent, but now some people identify with a quieter crowd as some sort of appeal to introspective intelligence. As things begin to trend, there will be people who join it for either genuine or superficial purposes.

There's actually a pretty good series on introversion if you want to watch it.

The Power of Introverts - Ep 1 - Susan Cain
User avatar #11 to #4 - viscerys (08/22/2013) [-]
I was more nervous about going out with my friends than going in for my Junior Cert exam. I despise 80% of the people surrounding me. I'd rather play a night of video games than go out to a party or a club for the night. Am I introverted, or just weird?
User avatar #12 to #11 - adu (08/22/2013) [-]
You sound introverted, but it sounds like more than that. Typically introverts feel comfortable around small groups of close friends, so maybe you need closer friends.
User avatar #13 to #12 - viscerys (08/22/2013) [-]
I've grown up side-by-side with most of my friends. It wasn't a situation of I wanted to not be with them, it was a situation of I didn't want to screw anything up, because internally I belive that it would lessen their opinion of me. I know it likely but hey, anxiety does that. I mean, I find myself caring about what people ONLINE think of me.
User avatar #14 to #13 - adu (08/22/2013) [-]
Sounds like introversion mixed with a lack of self confidence. You know you don't need other people to validate your existence or bring you happiness right? A close friend would be the kind that you could express any of your thoughts to without fear of offending them or embarrassing yourself.
User avatar #16 to #14 - viscerys (08/22/2013) [-]
I know. I've been told by the school psychologist and my parents AND my friends. I find it hard to not think in such a way. It really sucks.
User avatar #17 to #16 - adu (08/22/2013) [-]
What traits do you consider valuable about yourself? I think it's best to start from there and work your way up.
User avatar #18 to #17 - viscerys (08/22/2013) [-]
Pretty much all I'm good at is creative writing and building **** in Minecraft.
User avatar #19 to #18 - adu (08/22/2013) [-]
Creative writing. That's a great place to start. I'm a creative writer myself, I have over 160 pages written in my own book. I haven't worked on it in a long time, but I will when I find the motivation. But let's focus on your creative writing in particular.

Creative writing is a great way to promote better diction, better vocabulary, better critical thinking, better problem-solving, and better intelligence in general. Work on that more, and don't be afraid to show your work to friends or even to strangers who show in interest. You can even share some with me if you want. If you build up that kind of inner mechanism, think about the way people behave and interact with each other in your head, project parts of yourself as a myriad of characters, it can help you interact with real people in a different environment. If you work at it enough and gain the confidence to publish something, it might even make you rich. If nothing else, it will be an amazing conversation starter for anyone who is interested in reading or writing themselves, so that's a good outlet for introducing yourself in a positive manner.

Sorry if I sound like a councilor or something, I just like offering advice. You can take it or leave it, I won't be offended.
User avatar #30 to #19 - Daemon Lord (08/22/2013) [-]
Dude, I know this conversation has nothing to do with me and my feelings, but the fact that you took your time to sit and help viscerys was actually very admirable in my opinion. A noble soul is you.
User avatar #37 to #30 - adu (08/22/2013) [-]
Thanks, I like to help where I can. I figure if everyone did the same, a lot of people would be happier for it.
User avatar #39 to #37 - Daemon Lord (08/22/2013) [-]
I try to do what I can, but sometimes I can't think of anything to help as much as I hope I could. That's usually when I start looking at people like you and hope I can learn something as well. You help more than the people you know you're helping.
#41 to #39 - adu (08/22/2013) [-]
That actually means a lot to me. Thank you.
That actually means a lot to me. Thank you.
User avatar #42 to #41 - Daemon Lord (08/22/2013) [-]
I should be the one thanking. Keep being you dude.
User avatar #24 to #19 - viscerys (08/22/2013) [-]
Thank you for your advice. I will try and put it to good use.
#1 - anon (08/22/2013) [-]
....thank you
User avatar #2 to #1 - honeyglazedbabiess **User deleted account** (08/22/2013) [-]
No problem,anon.I was happy when I found this because I finally had a description of what I was. haha
#3 to #2 - alexanderh (08/22/2013) [-]
You might want this, then: www.funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/4679348/Introvert+guide/

I found it to describe me and my feeling pretty much perfectly.
User avatar #25 to #3 - honeyglazedbabiess **User deleted account** (08/22/2013) [-]
Thank you.
#43 to #25 - alexanderh (08/22/2013) [-]
You're welcome.
User avatar #52 - DmOnZ (08/22/2013) [-]
There's a fine line between introversion and just being a cunt. For example ( as stated in a post a I saw while back), introverts find most social interaction physically and emotionally draining, and prefer to spend time away from people to recharge their proverbial batteries. It's not so much being a fat, lazy **** and sitting inside doing nothing, it's more doing things by yourself or with 1 or 2 people who are deemed a) are worthy enough to spend energy on or b) don't actually sap the life out of an introvert via strenuous/tense social interaction. Introverts are perfectly happy going outside, exercising, working, studying etc. etc. as long as they can do it by themselves.

TL;DR Introversion is more of a personality thing then a physical retraction from society.
#109 to #52 - BossTamsy (08/22/2013) [-]
Good assessment. Have a thumb!
Good assessment. Have a thumb!
#59 to #52 - shredznot (08/22/2013) [-]
That was awesome
#90 - klaes (08/22/2013) [-]
As someone who is more extroverted, I have no problem with introversion in the slightest. If you don't feel like in the mood for talking/hanging out, just tell me and it's chill.

However, I'm not going to treat you like a special snowflake. If social interaction under certain circumstances is exhausting for you, that's something you have to make known and address, not for extroverts to find out.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that introversion is chillax, but you can't expect people to guess what your motivations for not doing something are. Tell people once, and if they're your friends they'll leave it at that.
User avatar #130 to #90 - vatra (08/23/2013) [-]
I'm rather introverted, and I completely agree with you. What pisses me off is when I make it known I'm not up for talking or hanging out whatever and some extroverts (by no means all) take that as their cue to show you their error of your ways and force you to talk so you see "how much better it is."
User avatar #131 to #130 - vatra (08/23/2013) [-]
the error* my bad.
#10 - givemethesalt (08/22/2013) [-]
Antisocial conflicts with society and is associated with sociopathy.
Asocial is opposite of being social.
#115 - vatra (08/22/2013) [-]
Gather around children, it's story time!
>At work
>Work at a warehouse
> Having a recharge day (for the extroverts out there that means I periodically need days where I talk to as few people as possible)
>Extreme extrovert coworker tries to talk to me, say I'm not up to it today
>Asks if I'm mad at him
>Tell him no, just don't want to talk to anyone today
>Insists I'm angry at him and starts following me around trying to get me to talk
>Starts telling others coworkers I'm angry at him and that I hate him
>Tell him not to spread rumors
>Purposely jams a box he is carrying into my shoulder
>I snap
>I walk over to him, before I can say anything he asks "are you mad at me?"
>Can't help it, respond: "You've asked if I'm mad at you over and over today, and you know what? Now I ******* am, I wasn't at first but you gave me no ******* choice purely because I didn't feel like talking today? Is that outlandish of a concept for someone to not enjoy talking all the ******* time?"
>Feel slightly better, hope I got through to him
>He responds: "no, people are only happy when they talk to each other, something is wrong with you."
>Is this asshole claiming only extroverts exist?
>Attempt to explain the difference, he just keeps shaking his head patronizingly
>Give up, haven't talked to him about anything but work since
MFW an extreme extrovert at his highest clashed with me an extreme introvert at my lowest resulting in pure frustration.
#54 - kretash (08/22/2013) [-]
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#6 - yunouppercase (08/22/2013) [-]
i love all of you, fellow introverts

even if we'll never meet
#255 to #6 - anon (06/11/2014) [-]
I love you too..


...


But I'm to busy reading this book, so I'll love you later.
User avatar #9 to #6 - adu (08/22/2013) [-]
What do you mean? We just did!
User avatar #47 - captainfuckitall ONLINE (08/22/2013) [-]
As much as I'm sure SOME people here are actually introverts, it's more common to be extroverted. People just tend to have Snowflake Syndrome and want to feel special, so they act differently than they actually are in order to seem 'cool' or 'interesting'.
User avatar #15 - misticalz ONLINE (08/22/2013) [-]
I bet half of you people aren't actual introverts.
#75 to #15 - anon (08/22/2013) [-]
I don't know why someone would want to lie about being an introvert. Whenever I tell people I'm introverted (and I actually am), I always get responses that don't exactly encourage me to tell other people.

However, many people don't know what a true introvert is, so these people could believe that they are introverted, even though they aren't.
User avatar #153 to #15 - ningyoaijin (08/23/2013) [-]
But this is Funnyjunk. FJ rule #12: Whenever somebody posts content that describes a certain type of person, 95% of the population instantly transforms into said type.
#185 to #15 - anon (08/23/2013) [-]
i was tested as an introvert on a mentality test (not mad or anything just saying) just saying
#158 to #15 - trivdiego (08/23/2013) [-]
its not black and white. I would be willing to bet that most people on funnyjunk possess a level of introversion
#94 - christmouth (08/22/2013) [-]
Wow, people here on fj really like to label themselves.
Wow, people here on fj really like to label themselves.
#35 - infinitereaper (08/22/2013) [-]
You can be mad and depressed and be an introvert and have the two be unrelated
User avatar #57 to #35 - whycanticaps (08/22/2013) [-]
index is best dex
#21 - skullnigga (08/22/2013) [-]
am i the only extrovert on funnyjunk
am i the only extrovert on funnyjunk
User avatar #55 to #21 - ghostofgemini (08/22/2013) [-]
I'm neither extro or intro.

Average I guess.
#218 to #55 - stopsdropsand (08/23/2013) [-]
Ambivert master-race
User avatar #58 to #21 - chaoticlaw (08/22/2013) [-]
I'm both.
User avatar #194 to #21 - lawerancearm (08/23/2013) [-]
Dude, I force myself to talk to new people because its fun to meet people. If you asked that when I was in middle school I would have probably just looked away.
User avatar #244 to #194 - skullnigga (08/23/2013) [-]
it was more of a rhetorical question but it feels like i am with all of these posts about being alone
User avatar #247 to #244 - lawerancearm (08/23/2013) [-]
Yeah, I get what you mean. So many people thinking they are introverts just because a few of the description applies to them. I mean yeah its enjoyable to be alone every now and again but wouldn't you rather be at a party and even if you didn't know anyone shake off the worry and just start up a conversation with someone and actually allow yourself to have fun.
User avatar #68 to #21 - jpg (08/22/2013) [-]
Probably. I can talk and interact with people fine (and astonishingly I enjoy it), but I still need time to just be by myself.
User avatar #23 to #21 - awesomeguyTS (08/22/2013) [-]
I'm a weird combination of the two, I can be really introverted at times, mostly when I'm new to something, but once I get to figure out what I'm doing, or am with people I know, I tend to be a lot more extroverted, and I enjoy company with others as much as I enjoy being by myself, so no, you're not alone :p
#33 to #23 - anon (08/22/2013) [-]
Thats introversion
Getting energy from meeting new people is extroversion.
Getting energy from being alone or being with a small group of close friends is introversion.
#26 to #21 - socalpunk (08/22/2013) [-]
**socalpunk rolls 72** You are not my good sir.
User avatar #53 to #21 - duvallwhitey (08/22/2013) [-]
Extrovert master race.
#72 - stagger (08/22/2013) [-]
Or this....

User avatar #250 to #72 - nephtus (08/23/2013) [-]
i cant help but to feel sad when i read such stories ;_;
i feel like i want to rip off the comic and tell the person, " **** that **** , lets have some fun n.n"... but i cant
#69 - darthblam (08/22/2013) [-]
I'm not mad, depressed, or anti-social, but I would love to go out and do something with friends.
The problem is that I don't have any friends nearby that I'd honestly like to go do anything with...
Call me an ass, but I can only spend so much time with my friends... At least in real life.

The friends I have online on the other hand I love to spend time with. I can't stand playing alone for a full day, the only games I can do that on anymore are like .. Skyrim.
#71 to #69 - articulate ONLINE (08/22/2013) [-]
Probably because when you are with your online friends you are doing something together that you like i.e. playing a video game. You probably would not like spending time with your online friends in real life. (I am interested to know how you feel about this conclusion.)
User avatar #73 to #71 - darthblam (08/22/2013) [-]
I think I would actually, see.. my real-life friends .. we actually have the same interests, y'know.. video games and such.
But it's just not fun to play with them when we get the chance.
No, the reason I don't like hanging out a whole lot with some of my friends is that, I swear, they are crazy. Like actually possible mental problems crazy. One has actually said he's been diagnosed with schizophrenia (he's actually not that bad to hang out with though funnily enough).
The other is almost a yes-man lackey.. he tries to make up ******** stories to make me sound impressed and if I get into a discussion with someone else he's sitting there saying how right I am despite me saying I'm not entirely sure that's true.
And yeah, I know his stories are ******** because most of them are something from video games, some in games where you literally can not do what he says he did.

"Haha, the other day I solo killed a level 90 Alliance guy on WoW on my level 34 troll warrior!"

My online friends.. have actually enjoyable personalities, hell they're just fun to talk with when we are barely playing games.
#97 to #73 - OoJesusoO (08/22/2013) [-]
Well I would say that 1. You have time to think more before you write/type/text and thus your true personality shines through more. I will fully admit the online me is much more pleasant than the RL me (Not that I'm saying im a Douche, I just think I'm more entertaining and "me"). I mean, I try to replicate myself through my words but you have to be on your feet in a conversation and I flop like a fish in most situations as of most people do. I just try to replicate my online personality with my RL one so I feel that I'm not lying of who I truly am and to be a better person.

2. If you don't like your friends, drop them. Your friends should replicate yourself or who you want to be. If they are nice people who care for you and support you, I see no reason to let go but I've had friends like yours and they either grow up or stay the same. If you don't care for their personalities, then why be friends with them if that's all that matters? It all boils down to common interests, personalities, and mutual trust
#76 to #73 - tormain (08/22/2013) [-]
I fully understand that
User avatar #74 to #73 - darthblam (08/22/2013) [-]
I don't know.. I feel like an ass talking about it, I don't know how to put it without sounding harsh but yeah.
User avatar #77 to #74 - articulate ONLINE (08/22/2013) [-]
I think you just need to find cooler friends.
#79 to #77 - darthblam (08/22/2013) [-]
I don't really want "cooler" friends.. just.. people that aren't nuts.
And It's not like I'm some popular guy, even though a lot of people I don't remember seem to know me.. (Talking about people at my high school by the way)

I can't just stop talking with my friends.. I like being with them for a while, I just can't spend a lot of time with them or enjoy doing anything with them.
School lunch time is enough time for me... usually.
#86 - OoJesusoO (08/22/2013) [-]
I don't know if I'm antisocial,aloof, or introverted.   
   
I can keep a decent conversation with most people and I don't mind having a conversation and chatting. I just don't go out of the way to make conversation. It depends on the people. If I know them then it's more of the fact that I don't care or I don't need to talk to them but I certainly won't mind being polite and have a nice chat if they come to me and I come to them if something pops in my head. If I don't know anyone, it's 75% of my nerves and 25% it still doesn't matter to me since I want to get this situation over and done with but I would be happy to help make the best of it. I feel like I want more friends for fun and support, but I enjoy being on my own and alone and having some peace with my thoughts most of the time. A few have called me "anti social" because at parties I don't really go into groups and start chatting out of the blue and ramble to seem interesting, I go wander around and if someone is talking of something to my interest, seems nice, or if a friend calls me over I'll come and chat. I don't want to call myself aloof because I feel that's what most anti-social people call themselves as a better name like a cynic calling themselves a realist. SO what do you think?
I don't know if I'm antisocial,aloof, or introverted.

I can keep a decent conversation with most people and I don't mind having a conversation and chatting. I just don't go out of the way to make conversation. It depends on the people. If I know them then it's more of the fact that I don't care or I don't need to talk to them but I certainly won't mind being polite and have a nice chat if they come to me and I come to them if something pops in my head. If I don't know anyone, it's 75% of my nerves and 25% it still doesn't matter to me since I want to get this situation over and done with but I would be happy to help make the best of it. I feel like I want more friends for fun and support, but I enjoy being on my own and alone and having some peace with my thoughts most of the time. A few have called me "anti social" because at parties I don't really go into groups and start chatting out of the blue and ramble to seem interesting, I go wander around and if someone is talking of something to my interest, seems nice, or if a friend calls me over I'll come and chat. I don't want to call myself aloof because I feel that's what most anti-social people call themselves as a better name like a cynic calling themselves a realist. SO what do you think?
#172 to #86 - camperdude ONLINE (08/23/2013) [-]
You, you just described me 100% accurately.
#200 - anon (08/23/2013) [-]
Wahhh I don't like social interaction wahhh why don't people appreciate my need to be alone wahhhh

Seriously FJ is turning into group therapy for all the beta crybabies of the internet, leeching off ****** old content like this that acts as affirmation of your own pathetic nature.

Every red thumb you give me only confirms my point.
User avatar #216 to #200 - warioteam (08/23/2013) [-]
does that mean greens disproves it?
HAHAHAHHAHAHAineedalifeAHAHAHAHAHAH
#202 to #200 - Yojimbo (08/23/2013) [-]
I think you're absolutely correct, anon. It's a sad day when one can post front page FJ material on cringepics.
User avatar #232 to #200 - xartredosx (08/23/2013) [-]
The truth
#221 - genma (08/23/2013) [-]
This is honestly one of the best, simplest posts I've seen all day.
It simply takes the whiny, overdramatic reasoning of anti-social = bad and says nope.

IT's not a always a problem, and for anyone who sees this post, it won't be. It'll be calm and kind and simple.
I love this post.
Thank you OP.
#239 to #221 - anon (08/23/2013) [-]
then gtfo of FUNNYJUNK
cause this **** aint funny
User avatar #255 - racheecat (09/02/2013) [-]
I like being alone unless I'm with my cats . It's peaceful when no-ones there.
#210 - lionti ONLINE (08/23/2013) [-]
i work as an insurance broker, I spend all day talking to clients and insurance companies, is it so hard to just want to lock myself in my room and watch Dexter when I come home?,
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