I kind of feel like I’m on the border between introvert and extrovert.
I like to go out and socialize sometimes, but other times I’m totally cool with being by myself for days at a time.
But there’s no doubt that there are a lot of introverts out there…and we should do our best to find out what makes them tick.
What irritates you the most as an introvert?
People shared their thoughts on AskReddit. Let’s take a look.
“You can’t even survive, forget growing in your career without so-called networking, no matter how top of the game you are in knowledge and skills.
I’m in scientific research. It sounds harmless when people tell, you need to have a big network of colleagues to get a good job. Does my research papers in high impact journals mean nothing?
Answer is not without friends who lobby for your job.”
“Had a roommate who wanted to hang out ALL. THE. TIME. and got really upset when I often requested down time.
I made time for them but it was never good enough for them.
Very frustrating situation.”
3. No guilt trips.
“Things like very persistent “ohh, come on, stay with us!”.
If I’m going, I have a reason. I had a good fun, I start to be exhausted so I see myself out to leave with positive memories.
Don’t make me feel bad for it.”
4. What they look forward to.
“Tons of extroverts don’t quite understand that we look forward to our solo time the way others look forward to big exciting events and get togethers.
The idea of staying at home, gaming, and doing absolutely nothing else, is like a dream to me.
When my co-workers would ask what I do on my days off they’d look at me so confused when I tell them stuff like “just chill, watch some movies, play some games, sit on my patio,” and they’d ask me how I’m not cripplingly bored, or why I don’t just pick up more hours since I’m not doing anything during my off time.
Not doing anything is the point, guys. They don’t get that alone time isn’t some boring absence of entertainment, it’s the main event for us.”
5. Take it down a notch.
“When people think that just because I’m an introvert, I don’t like being around lots of people and hanging out a lot.
Only difference between me and my extroverted friends is that I can only recharge my metaphorical batteries alone or with like a single really good friend.”
6. No thanks.
I can’t do it. I don’t know what to say.
Especially when I’m talking to a stranger. I work retail so sometimes I get those really chatty customers.”
7. All of these.
“Always being pushed to go out and be social
Loud talkers who never shut up. Plus people who just don’t shut up.
8. A people person.
“People thinking that “introvert” means “disliking people.”
I love people. I love learning about people.
But I need space to recharge. It’s nothing personal.”
9. We’re all different.
“The assumption that some things are fun for everyone.
Please, let me enjoy my book while listening to the birds in my backyard instead of spending the evening standing next to sweating people in an area that feels way too small for me to be there.
I understand some people love going out, why is it always assumed that everyone does though…”
10. Don’t always need to be talking.
“People who think everyone has to talk all the time to have a good time or be happy.
I actually really enjoy to listen to people’s stories and don’t want to talk so much myself.”
“Open. Plan. Offices.
Just let me do my work! I don’t want to have to feel ‘on’ constantly, do the ‘hi’ head nod every time someone walks past me, have my focus broken by having a chat every time someone feels like wandering over.
By the end of the day I’m drained and upset.”
12. A tough one.
“Online dating is TOUGH as an introvert I can’t spark up random conversation so wtf am I suppose to say to you.
I don’t mind I can’t spark random conversation irl but on online dating it just makes them lose interest fast.”
What irritates you as an introvert?
Talk to us in the comments and let us know.
Thanks a lot!