Tuesday, October 23, 2012

“Telling an introvert to go to a party is like telling a saint to go to Hell.” ― Criss Jami

Contrary to popular belief, not all loners have a pathological fear of social contact. “Some people simply have a low need for affiliation,” says Jonathan Cheek, a psychologist at Wellesley College. “There’s a big subdivision between the loner-by-preference and the enforced loner.”
―From SandBoxGeneral.com

“Writing is something you do alone. It’s a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don't want to make eye contact while doing it.”
― John Green

“When introverts are in conflict with each other...it may require a map in order to follow all the silences, nonverbal cues and passive-aggressive behaviors!”
― Adam S. McHugh

“The only problem with seeing people you know is that they know you.”
― Brent Runyon, The Burn Journals

“If Introversion is a disease, then can I please get a disability so I don't have to work with extroverts all the time???”
― Anonymous

The best thinking has been done in solitude.
—Thomas Alva Edison

“You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.”
—Dr. Seuss

I'm not trying to say that I hate talking to people. I'm saying that as an introvert, I have to spend a lot of time alone or I get mean.
― Anonymous

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