anonymous asked:

Hello, I am an introvert which I am okay with, but everywhere I look it always says that introverts "read books to find comfort". And when I was talking to my friend about this, they said to be a 'true introvert' you need to be one of those people who find solitude by reading books. I highly doubt this is true, but is it necessary to read books as a introvert?

It might be true that many introverts read books as that is an activity one usually associates with solitude, and less external stimulus. However, there is absolutely no ‘necessary’ thing that people do. It is not the definition of introvert and there will be individual differences.

Yes, I am an introvert. No, I’m not shy. No, I’m not stuck up. No, I’m not antisocial. I’m just listening. I’m just observing. I can’t stand small talk… But I’ll talk about life for hours. I’d rather be home with a close friend or two than among a crowd of acquaintances. Don’t scold me in public. Don’t embarrass me in public. Respect that I am reserved. And if I open myself up to you, know that means you’re very special to me.
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