It can be hard to figure out how an introvert really feels about things.
They tend to keep things closed off a bit and so hanging out with them can be challenging because you don’t know what they’re really thinking.
But that all changes today, people!
Introverts took to AskReddit to talk about what irritates them the most. Let’s take a look.
1. Leave me alone.
“When I was a young man, I got into the habit of lying to my friend because he simply couldn’t take no for an answer.
He finally caught on and called me out on it, and I pointed out that he wouldn’t take a f**king no as an answer in the first place.
Yes, I like hanging out with you, dude. But sometimes I just want to f**king read my book with a cat on my lap and a pot of tea and brandy.”
2. Work issues.
“When you’re literally sitting there, reading a book, but because you’re in the break room/kitchen/etc, they think you should be available to be talked at.
I mean, I’ll talk if you need to, but give me a few minutes to come out of the dream world I was in!”
3. Doing just fine.
“People thinking I’m lonely or depressed because I’m sitting alone at lunch or don’t go out often.
I’m perfectly happy and like being this way.”
4. Advance notice, please.
“When people make sudden plans and get angry when you are not up to going out.
I need time to emotionally recharge.”
5. I’m fine!
“What’s wrong? Are you ok? What’s wrong?
Are you mad about something? Are you sure nothing’s wrong?”
6. All of these.
“Forced/compulsory group assignments/projects.
The obligation to get along with everyone, or at least fake it.
Answering phone calls.
When shopping for clothes, the salesperson coming over to help you.
Entering alone an empty store.”
7. Pretty rude.
“I think when some very extroverted people think they need to put you on the spot and push you out of your comfort zone for “your benefit” and they dont get how much you dont want it.
Like try to force public attention on you, try to force you to make a speech, try to push you to dance, insist you go introduce yourself to people you dont know for whatever reasons, etc.”
“People not knowing what introvert means and thinking it just means shy or quiet.
People treating it like a disease. I had to sit through a presentation at work that was literally called “How to work with introverts.””
9. Not my style.
“I don’t care for clubs. Yes, I’m bored. I told you I h**e clubs. I h**e dancing. No, I won’t dance. You cannot comprehend how much I h**e to dance.
F**k y’all, I’m going to the quiet bar across the street to watch the football game I was planning to watch tonight at home.”
10. Bad scene.
“I’ve been to a couple parties and honestly I can think of so many things I’d rather do. Especially when it turns to s**t as parties and drinking usually does.
People have wanted to fight me just because I don’t engage with them or walk away, because they can’t understand that someone doesn’t find their bulls**t amusing.”
11. I’m not laughing.
“Forcing me to laugh. I remember back in 2nd grade when the teacher tries to crack a joke to break me. She always does it every class. Everyone was in it. That includes the minor subject teachers.
It’s f**king irritating. They even called me a “k**ljoy” for not laughing like WTF can’t you at least come up with a better joke that is not cringe? And even if its cringe, I could still laugh depends on how the person delivers the joke.”
12. Got the better of you.
“If I’m knowledgeable about something, I like to make it known — especially if it makes me right. BUT as an introvert, I second-guess my knowledge so much, that I just move on and hope someone else points it out.
And then it sits in my brain for the rest of the day because I should have said something, but my social anxiety got the better of me.”
13. A big one.
“That I have to explain and convince my family that I need some alone time to recharge.
One Christmas a few years back, I was with the family on my dads side. I spent most of the day playing with my cousins young children (basically my nieces), my cousin and aunt spent most of the day in the kitchen cooking and tidying, my other cousin, dad, and uncle were all playing games or just chatting.
I love my nieces, but they were like 3 & 4 at the time (maybe even younger). Keeping them entertained and out of the way was absolutely exhausting and draining (emotionally and mentally).
We left my cousins and went back to my aunts (where me and my dad were staying). I said my goodnights, went to my room and played my 3DS to chill for a bit.
The next day my dad asked me why I disappeared that night, I said I was just drained from the day and needed some time to recharge. He didn’t get it and seemed to think it was related to depression (which I’ve dealt with in the past) and said I should go to the doctor.
I nearly lost my cool at that. I had to explain very politely why that wasn’t the case, and why I was more tired from looking after two toddlers than he was from drinking and talking most of the day.”
Do you have certain things that bother you as an introvert?
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