Listen up Extroverts

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Listen up Extroverts

Postby deathmagnetic1984 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:45 am

Us introverts don't want to talk to you. We don't want to hear anything audible coming from your mouth. We don't care about the weather. We don't care about how your day is going. We don't care what you're studying in "X" class or "Y" class. We don't care about your family, your friends or generally anything else you have to talk about.

Talking and socializing is extremely exhausting to us. When we merely grunt or mumble in response to your inquiries we want you to leave us alone. Pay attention, particularly to our non-verbal cues.

We recharge by being alone and quiet, and we can not do this while you are blabbering on about mindless nonsense. So please, shut up. Thanks.
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Re: Listen up Extroverts

Postby Duszynski » Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:19 pm

I find it annoying as well, when I'm just minding my own business in my own little thought cloud, and someone decides to make small-talk with me. This happens a lot when I'm waiting for a class to start or while on an elevator at school. I think I should invest in bringing my MP3 player with me, but on the other hand I don't want to be one of those idiots who has their headphones blasting so that everyone can hear what they're listening to. Sometimes I'm paranoid about that and I can't tell if my headphones are too loud.
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Re: Listen up Extroverts

Postby D R IE A M » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:38 am

Duszynski wrote:I find it annoying as well, when I'm just minding my own business in my own little thought cloud, and someone decides to make small-talk with me. This happens a lot when I'm waiting for a class to start or while on an elevator at school. I think I should invest in bringing my MP3 player with me, but on the other hand I don't want to be one of those idiots who has their headphones blasting so that everyone can hear what they're listening to. Sometimes I'm paranoid about that and I can't tell if my headphones are too loud.


Shit, having my ipod doesn't even help me.
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Re: Listen up Extroverts

Postby insanity213 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:41 pm

My uncle who lives out of town is one of the biggest extroverts I've ever known. When he comes in town to visit it's great to see him and all, but after about 15 minutes I'm ready to pull out my eardrums just so I don't have to listen to his constant yak about whatever it is that's going through his mind.
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Re: Listen up Extroverts

Postby Rainy » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:32 am

Duszynski wrote:I find it annoying as well, when I'm just minding my own business in my own little thought cloud, and someone decides to make small-talk with me. This happens a lot when I'm waiting for a class to start or while on an elevator at school. I think I should invest in bringing my MP3 player with me, but on the other hand I don't want to be one of those idiots who has their headphones blasting so that everyone can hear what they're listening to. Sometimes I'm paranoid about that and I can't tell if my headphones are too loud.


Just stick the earbuds in and zone out. I used to have to do this at work once when I sat next to this annoying jerk who would never shut up. You don't have to turn the ipod on at all. If they start to blab at you just stare straight ahead and pretend you couldn't possible have heard them over the music.
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Re: Listen up Extroverts

Postby Duszynski » Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:40 am

Rainy wrote:Just stick the earbuds in and zone out.


I hate earbuds. They're the worst thing to come out for music. I'd much prefer the ones that wrap around the head and latch onto the ears.
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Re: Listen up Extroverts

Postby Dustymack » Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:53 pm

deathmagnetic1984 wrote:Us introverts don't want to talk to you. We don't want to hear anything audible coming from your mouth. We don't care about the weather. We don't care about how your day is going. We don't care what you're studying in "X" class or "Y" class. We don't care about your family, your friends or generally anything else you have to talk about.

Talking and socializing is extremely exhausting to us. When we merely grunt or mumble in response to your inquiries we want you to leave us alone. Pay attention, particularly to our non-verbal cues.

We recharge by being alone and quiet, and we can not do this while you are blabbering on about mindless nonsense. So please, shut up. Thanks.

I hate how extroverts call introverts shy and treat us as having no weight in a conversation. I'm sorry if i prefer to think before i open my mouth. I really cant stand the extrovert that will never shut up and leave you alone while your reading a News Paper in the break room. Its like these people need attention from others all day long to get their self worth.
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Re: Listen up Extroverts

Postby milky panda » Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:27 pm

I hate how they try and pressure you into socializing when your not in the mood. Not that i don't socialize but I prefer to be alone 60% of the time to be left up to my own means. It's like they think they absolutly need the attention.
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Re: Listen up Extroverts

Postby Fustrated.Rat » Thu May 12, 2011 8:27 pm

Probably a little late to the party, but I wouldn't define an "extrovert" as someone who constantly talks, just someone who is more expressive or someone who seeks excitement. I guess that's why "introverts" have the connotation of being shy, though really, that's not the definition of an "introvert" either.
While I do understand your point, and even agree with you, I've got to say, I'm an extrovert, I enjoy more social situations and other peoples company. I've never once treated someone who prefers their own company with contempt however, and it saddens me that one could "lumps" all "extroverts" as loud-mouths.

But that's just my opinion. Really.

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Re: Listen up Extroverts

Postby NZ Misanthrope » Thu May 12, 2011 11:31 pm

Small-talk is the worst, especially in family gatherings. I think I've said what my major is and how long my course is about 5 times a year.

For me, I don't mind talking at all; but only if what we talk about holds some value
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Re: Listen up Extroverts

Postby phenproximo » Wed May 25, 2011 2:31 pm

Fustrated.Rat wrote:Probably a little late to the party, but I wouldn't define an "extrovert" as someone who constantly talks, just someone who is more expressive or someone who seeks excitement. I guess that's why "introverts" have the connotation of being shy, though really, that's not the definition of an "introvert" either.
While I do understand your point, and even agree with you, I've got to say, I'm an extrovert, I enjoy more social situations and other peoples company. I've never once treated someone who prefers their own company with contempt however, and it saddens me that one could "lumps" all "extroverts" as loud-mouths.

But that's just my opinion. Really.

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Re: Listen up Extroverts

Postby Reeco Suave » Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:08 am

Being an Introvert myself I prefer being around extroverts. They usually do the talking for both of us saving me the trouble of yapping about inconsequential things. I just have to give one or two worded replies once in awhile, then get back to focusing on my own thoughts
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Re: Listen up Extroverts

Postby fraufrau » Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:56 pm

Luckily I don't have much of a problem with extroverts constantly yapping at me. I guess I give off an anti-social appearance, lul. That, or I've got my earbuds in, have my nose buried in a book, or dabbling on my cell phone.
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Re: Listen up Extroverts

Postby LetTheGalaxyBurn!!! » Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:33 am

An extrovert started working at my office yesterday and thought it would be cool to loudly tell us all about his porn addiction. I had my “I don’t give a f**k” expression on my face, but he didn’t seem to notice. He also seems to enjoy humming loudly and randomly shouting lyrics from what I assume to be gangsta rap songs.

I don’t mind most extroverts, but some are infuriatingly obnoxious with their presumption that everyone should be like them. Next time someone asks me “Why are you so quiet?” I’ll reply with “Because I'm quietly plotting your grisly demise”.
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Re: Listen up Extroverts

Postby fraufrau » Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:03 pm

Wouldn't that be considered sexual harassment? Even hearing some coworker talking about their porn addiction would make me uncomfortable, just a lil' bit.

Not to mention awkward.
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