Introverting: It’s not you, it’s me.


This image feels off to me. As one of those confusing “She doesn’t seem shy” introverts, I feel like I ought to connect to this. It’s trying to be polite, and it’s so very clever with its gerund-like attempt to be fresh. But for me, it’s backwards.

A more genuine reaction to an Introverted Flare-Up, is to get out of a situation that feels too close, not to tell others to leave you alone. That is, of course, if you’ve somehow faltered into a situation in which you must be around many people at once.

PSA: The most useful temporary escapes when immediate flight isn’t possible include bathrooms, porches, kitchens that need dishes washed or food prepared, corners of living rooms with bookshelves, and ironically, hiding in plain sight by making rounds to pick up trash and half-eaten snacks.


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Adjusting to car culture, dealing with leaving a career I loved, and spouting off along the way. #RESIST
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One Response to Introverting: It’s not you, it’s me.

  1. Almost Iowa says:

    “Introverted Flare-Up”

    I feel one coming on.

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