When “Introvert” Became A Verb

Allison’s post about the plight of us poor introverts is pure gold…

Allison Maruska

If you’ve been on the internet for more than five minutes, you’ve likely seen the myriad of extrovert/introvert jokes flying around. I found a bunch when I was helping a friend find some for a blog post. It took approximately 2.3 seconds.

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Okay, most of the jokes are about introverts. We’re in the minority, you see, and our behavior may seem odd to the more socially inclined.

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I can be social for a time, but interaction drains my batteries. When that happens I may still be in the presence of others, but my contribution becomes little more than “yeah,” “uh huh,” and maybe an occasional unintelligible grunt.

My mom recognizes this and says it’s when I start introverting.

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Hey, it’s not our fault! If you run a marathon, you run out of gas, right? Same idea.

The part that makes it extra fun is while socializing drains our energy, it…

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