There are other people on the internet. It’s awesome. You get all the benefit of ‘other people’ without the body odor and eye contact.

Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl

The Bookish Challenge: April, Day 1

Not very creative, I know, but I could not think of anything else that didn’t involve a camera which I don’t have, so. I really like this quote, because it describes me perfectly. Social awkwardness coupled with extreme introversion and shyness makes an internet addict. I promise I’ll do something more creative with the other days, just couldn’t think of anything. Maybe I’ll steal my sister’s camera…………..

anonymous asked:

Are you more of a shy person or talkative when meeting new people??

Yeah, I’m usually a bubbly extrovert when I’m forced to be out and about, but introversion feels way more comfortable. It’s hard for me to meet people outside of conventions or the internet.

"You’re so quiet" -everyone

1. I refuse to gossip which I feel like constitutes 70% of human conversation
2. Silence is beautiful
3. Small talk bores me quickly
4. I’m not just going to talk for the sake of talking
5. Even if I’m quiet I still feel as if I’m more open and friendly than most. Social ‘barriers’ mean nothing to me
6. I’m involved in my inner world more so than the external one

As an introvert, you can be your own best friend or your own worst enemy. The good news is, we generally like our own company, a quality that extroverts often envy. We find comfort in solitude and know how to soothe ourselves. Even our willingness to look at ourselves critically is often helpful.
—  Laurie Helgoe
It’s not ‘natural’ to speak well, eloquently, in an interesting articulate way. People living in groups, families, communes say little—have few verbal means. Eloquence—thinking in words—is a byproduct of solitude, deracination, a heightened painful individuality.

Susan Sontag


As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh

Journals & Notebooks

1964 - 1980

If a kid is introverted he doesn’t need to be broken like a dog. He doesn’t need to change his personality. He doesn’t even need to “come out of his shell.” He’s not hiding in a shell. He just doesn’t feel the need to chatter incessantly with everyone in the room. If that makes you uncomfortable — that’s your problem. There’s nothing objectively preferable or superior about extraversion.
Just because you don’t say much doesn’t mean people don’t notice you. It’s actually the quiet ones who often draw the most attention. There’s this constant whirlwind of motion and sound all around, and then there’s the quiet one, the eye of the storm.
—  Amy Efaw
I’m the kind of person who likes to be by himself. To put a finer point on it, I’m the type of person who doesn’t find it painful to be alone. I find spending an hour or two every day running alone, not speaking to anyone, as well as four or five hours alone at my desk, to be neither difficult nor boring. I’ve had this tendency ever since I was young, when, given a choice, I much preferred reading books on my own or concentrating on listening to music over being with someone else. I could always think of things to do by myself.
—  Haruki Murakami