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26 Totally Legitimate Thoughts Every Introvert Has Had

*cough* I'm sick.

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1. Pretending like you already have plans when you're invited to something.

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Me: Oh no! I'm so gutted to miss it but I'm totally booked up that night 😭😭😭

Me, really: *sneakily smiling internally*

2. Cancelling plans for something you're invited to.

How important is your sister's wedding ACTUALLY.
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How important is your sister's wedding ACTUALLY.

3. Praying someone else cancels the plans for something you're invited to.

Nothing tastes as good as getting out of plans feels.
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Nothing tastes as good as getting out of plans feels.

4. Actually going to something you're invited to, having a nice time, but still leaving early and being totally fine with that.

FACT: An introvert's high five is just clapping.
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FACT: An introvert's high five is just clapping.

5. Instagramming yourself in bed with a book while other people are Instagramming nights out.

Weekends are made for ALONENESS and no one will ever convince you otherwise.
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Weekends are made for ALONENESS and no one will ever convince you otherwise.

6. Ignoring text messages, even from people you really like.

Introverts know that liking someone does not mean having to talk to them all the time. Or even ever.
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Introverts know that liking someone does not mean having to talk to them all the time. Or even ever.

7. Trying to give off a vibe that simultaneously says "I'm really nice but also no, I don't fancy a chat."

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Smile, but never with teeth, and do not look them in the eye.

8. Thinking "I wish people knew how funny and clever I am in my own head."

You know better than anyone how damn delightful your own company is.
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You know better than anyone how damn delightful your own company is.

9. Then thinking "No I don't, because then I'd have to talk to people."

If being underestimated means being left alone, you're cool with it.
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If being underestimated means being left alone, you're cool with it.

10. Putting more energy into avoiding a phone call than the energy it would take to just make it.

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People who like talking on the phone can't be trusted.

11. Hogging the bathroom at a party so you can -recharge-.

This "introvert at a party" starter pack πŸ˜‚

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Ditto for the house pet if there is one.

12. Mysteriously "feeling faint" every time you're asked to work in pairs.

You've never been afraid of rejection, only forced inclusion.
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You've never been afraid of rejection, only forced inclusion.

13. Getting all sweaty when you're stood next to a colleague at the coffee machine and trying to figure out how rude it is not to say anything.

It's not that you don't wish them well, it IS that you can't be bothered to be like "Waiting for water to boil, am I right?"
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It's not that you don't wish them well, it IS that you can't be bothered to be like "Waiting for water to boil, am I right?"

14. This above situation, but at the loo sinks.

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Pray, pray, pray they're too busy looking at themselves in the mirror to realise it's you.

15. Wondering how you'll ever get ahead in life if the idea of -networking- makes you want to vom.

I always feel like a hostage negotiator whenever someone starts particularly vapid small talk with me: "listen, you don't have to do this."

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Realistically you know you need other people to do, well, anything. But that doesn't mean you have to like it.

16. Regularly Googling "remote jobs."

Turns out remote jobs usually include lots of phone calls. 😱 😱 😱
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Turns out remote jobs usually include lots of phone calls. 😱 😱 😱

17. Hoarding emergency snacks in your room in case your flatmates have people over and you just can't deal.

Is there anything worse than going into the kitchen in your dressing gown to find people drinking wine and laughing?
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Is there anything worse than going into the kitchen in your dressing gown to find people drinking wine and laughing?

18. Taking a nap after every social interaction.

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Other people are just. so. exhausting.

19. Frequenting a shitty coffee shop just because you know it's usually empty.

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Sure the coffee tastes like old wood and the barista gives you the stink eye, but that's just how you like it.

20. Fantasizing about winning the lottery, buying a cabin in the woods, and becoming a self-sufficient hermit.

You have a Pinterest board full of secluded cottages, if you're being honest.

21. Planning really glamorous, pampering alone time.

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You fancy that your extrovert friends will get FOMO on your you-time.

22. But actually just going home, taking off your trousers, and Netflixing the night away.

Look, you like what you like.
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Look, you like what you like.

23. Looking for the other introverts in a group...

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"Dear God let me not be alone in wanting to be alone."

24. And then wondering how exactly introverts hit it off.

I mean, can two people really bond over a mutual disinterest in bonding though?
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I mean, can two people really bond over a mutual disinterest in bonding though?

25. Worrying that you're not introverted, you're just boring.

Liking being by yourself doesn't exclude you from experiencing self-doubt.
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Liking being by yourself doesn't exclude you from experiencing self-doubt.

26. Remembering how funny you are in your own head and how much you love your own company and breathing a big sigh of relief.

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After all, you're most at home in your own skin, and that's pretty damn exceptional.