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My name is Megan and I’m the new introvert cat. I’m Liz’s irl introvert friend. You can find my main tumblr here.
I’ll be helping Liz answer questions and such.
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"That is a _____ problem, not an introvert problem" is my default response to problems I don’t deem introvert problems. I have been using it since I accidentally got all the social anxiety asks.
Also, since an extrovert who doesn’t like their parents and wants to make a vlog will have similar issues. Hence the privacy issue. Nosy parents and children who don’t want to talk to them are not just for introverts.
Finally, accidentally offending people because they function differently from you isn’t and introvert/extrovert problem. It’s a dealing with humans problem.
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Lately I have been very stressed out. Two seriously ill relatives and then having a family friend die will do that to you.
today I had to go to an opening today for work, just in case anything went wrong and I needed to jump in and fix it. I was so fucking exhausted by the end, it was insane.
Usually I would just be a little tired, I was only there from 8:30 - 1:30 and didn’t have to talk too much, but I was just over it so fast. So many strangers!
And it almost feels like a real step back, because when I’m normal I can deal with these situations fairly well, and just looks forward to a quiet night at home afterwards. Today I just wished I could have gone home and slept after it was over instead of having to go back to programming, even though I didn’t have to talk to anyone for the rest of the day.
I can’t remember the last time I felt people so draining.
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inveniemus asked: My introvert problem: Wanting to start a vlog but can't because my family will hear me and ask questions.
This sounds more like a privacy problem than an introvert problem.
i hate this weird stigma that people have to either be introverts or extroverts like you’re either reading john green and eating icecream whilst crying or taking cocaine and starting fights in sewers
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Here is another update of things I learned out in real life.
You are going to mess up, a lot, because you are human and inexperienced. This applies to everything from social skills to forgetting to submit a form. This makes trying to be an adult fucking terrifying because some-days you go out and you feel like you have fucked up everything forever.
But you still ave to go out there, try, come home and have a cup of tea and a cry if you need it, and then go out there and do it again.
Many people have told me your thirties are more fun than your twenties, because you make a lot of mistakes and do a lot of learning in your twenties.
So for all of you messing up out there, keep putting one foot in front of the other, you can do it!
And for those who are not there yet, be prepared, being an adult is tough and doable.
And for those who have trouble getting out of bed in the mornings and for who getting to work is a big accomplishment, I admire your persistence, you are amazing for getting up and not checking out on life.
Being an adult is hard, and it is okay to mess up. Just try to learn from your mistakes, and jump right back in the game.
Being a introvert is like being Robert Downey Jr. in your head
and Castiel in real life
how did you manage to sum it up so easily
Being good at making small talk is a crucial life skill, and is key for making a positive impression. Some tips to help you with this include:
1. Go prepared when you’re meeting new people, or when you have to attend a social event. Think about some topics you can talk about with others (and that will depend on the people you are meeting). Prepare some general questions to get others talking (For example, what are they doing for the holidays; or what good movies have they seen recently?) Also, if you’ve met some of the people at a previous event, try to remember a few things about them (such as what are their main interests, or where do they work?)
2. Most people feel uncomfortable when meeting someone new so be the first person to say “hello.” If you’re not sure if the person will remember you, help put them at their ease by saying who you are.
3. Don’t rush introductions. Focus hard on remembering the names of those you meet, and use them often to fix them in your mind.
4. Help the other person talk by opening up the conversation with open-ended questions that asks for more details. For example, “Isn’t this a great party! How do you know (the host)?”
5. Pay careful attention to what the person’s saying; don’t allow your mind to drift or to start to wander off. Eye contact should be steady – so don’t glance to the side.
6. Make sure you listen more than you talk to someone new.
7. Work on having something relevant and interesting to say. Know what’s going on and making headlines in the news. These can help to open up a conversation. (For example, you can lead with a comment like “What do you think about…?” Have you heard…?” What is your take on…?”
8. Avoid controversial and negative topics; also, refrain from boring stories that have too many details. It’s meant to be a casual, light and easy conversation.
9. Pay attention to your body language. If you act as if you’re comfortable and confident, that will put the people around you at ease, too. However, if you look shy, awkward and uncomfortable, that will rub off on the people you are socialising with.
10. Before you join a conversation that’s already in progress, first stand on the sidelines and listen carefully. Don’t squeeze your way in with a badly-timed remark.
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