Imagine you have just started a new job. Your co-workers think you are too full of yourself because you hardly talk to anyone. You wonder why they have created such a perception because that’s how you’ve always been and for you, there is no problem in keeping limited interaction with your colleagues. It is upon giving the matter some careful thought that you realize people have always had a hard time understanding your personality. No matter how many times you tried explaining that it was not about disliking them, but being uncomfortable in large gatherings or loud parties, there would always be a certain percentage of people who would take your resistance personally and get offended.
Given the above situation, finding a friend who understands you, or even content that you can relate to is no less than a blessing. We understand that the struggle is real. Therefore, we have brought to you a collection of introvert memes that will most probably put a smile on your face.
If you are an introvert or happen to know one, you must be aware of the fact that such people despise conversations. They are most likely to give one-word answers and like to be left alone most of the time. However, this fact is sometimes difficult to understand for an extrovert who keeps asking questions in attempts of befriending the latter.
The interaction between two completely opposing personalities often makes the situation awkward as depicted in this meme.
Since the spread of the COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have repeatedly been telling the public to avoid large gatherings, maintain a distance, and stay at home. Where this situation has left the majority startled, introducing them to a lifestyle that contrasts with what they were used to, introverts have found peace in this “new normal” because it allows them to stay isolated – something they’ve always been longing for.
to avoid large gatherings, maintain a distance, and stay at home. Where this situation has left the majority startled, introducing them to a lifestyle that contrasts with what they were used to, introverts have found peace in this “new normal” because it allows them to stay isolated – something they’ve always been longing for.
The above meme takes a light-hearted approach by depicting how an introvert is celebrating the much-awaited moment.
Exhibiting different behavior around strangers and friends
An introvert personality is not necessarily shy and quiet at all times. S/he can be fun to hang out with. However, they only interact in that manner with people they are close to. They may take time to open up to new people but once they do, they can talk non-stop and will surprise you with their entertaining conversations.
The above meme funnily represents this fact by comparing the awkwardness of introverts around strangers to a bewildered and confused panda in contrast to their behavior around people they know (which has been hypothetically compared to that of dancing clowns).
Following your friends throughout the party
If you are an introvert, you can relate to this meme. Oftentimes, one of your friends forcefully tags you along with them to a party. In other instances, you show up because you do not want to offend the host.
Given the limited social circle you have, you are likely to know only a few people at the party. Under such circumstances you find yourself following those people throughout the event because you are confused about who else to talk to and well, how to eradicate the barrier of discomfort that accompanies initiating a conversation.
Feeling happy on minimized interaction time
Punctuality is something that should be given importance to. However, when getting late for an event due to reasons beyond one’s control, most of us try to calm our panic-stricken selves by making different excuses in our heads. Some of us try to rationalize by looking at the positive side.
This introvert meme is a hilarious depiction of the consolation that a loner would probably give himself. i.e., the later he arrives, the less time he would have to stay at the venue.
Hating the telephone bell
As an introvert, the thought of even talking to someone over the telephone can be daunting, especially when it rings at unexpected or unwanted times and the receiver is not mentally prepared to indulge in a conversation.
Enjoying not doing anything
This introvert meme takes a light-hearted approach to communicate that people with such personality types usually try to exclude themselves from all plans. They’d rather stay at home and do nothing.
Social distancing is not a new concept
This meme gained immense popularity during the pandemic. It portrays that the majority is sad upon being forced to maintain social distancing and stay away from peers, introverts remain indifferent to this requirement. This is how they have already been living. Therefore, the image shows the contrast of a crying anime along with an introvert anime which can be seen casually sitting on the chair and sipping beer as if nothing unusual has happened.
These introvert memes have just been shared in good humor. We acknowledge the fact that different types of personalities exist and all are beautiful in their way. We will hopefully be writing about other types of personalities soon. Till then, look out for your introvert friends and try to help them in situations that you know might make them uncomfortable.