Best 248 of Introvert quotes - MyQuotes
Shaun David Hutchinson
I felt as if each person within visual range were slowly draining the life from me. We were all connected, and the more them there were, the more I wanted to crawl under a table and cry.
I asked him for a cigarette and he obliged, lighting it for me without a word, without meeting my eye. The quiet ones do this. They exert control by giving nothing out, and it's this blankness that makes them unpredictable, as dangerous as the loud ones are obvious.
I’m going inside of myself and never coming out.
I need to be alone for certain periods of time or I violate my own rhythm.
When an introvert is quiet, don't assume he is depressed, snobbish or socially deficient.
Many introverts don't feel as if they know enough about a subject until they know almost everything.
To develop understanding and compassion for who we are as introverts, we must be able to explore who we are, what makes us happy, what makes us unhappy, and what our subsequent needs are.
It is so easy at times for a lonely individual to begin fantasizing about what the people outside are saying about him and, in result, irrationally and fearfully, and sometimes angrily, fancy himself a villain.
I liked the imaginary people on the entertainment feed way more than I liked real ones, but you can’t have one without the other.
...And suddenly, from behind me, I hear the metaphysically abrupt arrival of the office boy. I feel like I could kill him for barging in on what I wasn't thinking. I turn around and look at him with a silence full of hatred, tense with latent homicide, my mind already hearing the voice he'll use to tell me something or other. He smiles from the other side of the room and says 'Good afternoon' in a loud voice. I hate him like the universe. My eyes are sore from imagining.
When we take into consideration the needs of both ourselves and others, we communicate honestly, compassionately and effectively.
She didn't realize she was in a prison until she collided with the bars.
Say “Hi” first. If there’s anything I’ve learned, it’s that if you want to talk to someone, talk to them. go out on a limb. Do not wait for them to talk to you first because, odds are, they’re waiting for the same thing.
It makes no sense to pack an auditorium with 5,000 people and then tell them to keep quiet.
Because being understood matters a great deal to the INFJ, they have a tendency to be overly precise with their words. They never wish to give half-truths or omissions that may leave room for misunderstandings or wrong ideas.
Sitting in the brightly lit library, surrounded by books, in total silence, that was ma personal zenith.
How difficult it is to find solitude in a world that constantly demands your attention.
A good rule of thumb is that any environment that consistently leaves you feeling bad about who you are is the wrong environment.
Silence might be a shout for the truth. It might be the speech that someday, in its truest, most uncontaminated, unadulterated state, all will be revealed.
Though introverts are drained by interaction, we can take immense pleasure in watching the scene around us.
E-mail is far more convenient than the telephone, as far as I'm concerned. I would throw my phone away if I could get away with it.
I enjoyed writing. Perhaps it was because I hardly heard the sound of my own voice. My written words were my voice, speaking, singing, ... I was there on the page
Henry David Thoreau
Society is commonly too cheap. We meet at very short intervals, not having had time to acquire any new value for each other.We meet at meals three times a day, and give each other a new taste of that musty old cheese that we are. We have had to agree on a certain set of rules, called etiquette and politeness, to make this frequent meeting tolerable and that we need not come to open war. We meet at the post office, and at the sociable, and at the fireside every night; we live thick and are in each other's way, and stumble over one another, and I think that we thus lose some respect for one another.
I need a break after school," she told me later. "School is hard because a lot of people are in the room, so you get tired. I freak out if my mom plans a play date without telling me, because I don't want to hurt my friends' feelings. But I'd rather stay home. At a friend's house you have to do the things other people want to do. I like hanging out with my mom after school because I can learn from her. She's been alive longer than me. We have thoughtful conversations. I like having conversations because they make people happy.
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My friend...care for your psyche...know thyself, for once we know ourselves, we may learn how to care for ourselves
For the to see you shine, you must stay far way, for you are like the sun; when you’re too close, your light make them blind. And when you’re too far, they seek you. So let them seek you. They’re getting your light regardless, but appreciating your presence is different from recognizing your existence. If they don’t appreciate your presence, they may never recognize your absence.
And when I'm lonely, with everyone around I go to my happy place where I'm alone
If we can't have world peace, I'll settle for a quiet room.
Actually, judging by Pinterest alone, I'm pretty sure a lot of people would look forward to hanging out in such a beautiful library. Just not people Peter knows. He thinks I'm so quirky. I'm not planning on being the one to break the news to him that I'm actually not that quirky, that in fact lots of people like to stay home and bake cookies and scrapbook and hang out in libraries. Most of them are probably in their fifties, but still. I like the way he looks at me, like I am a wood nymph that he happened upon one day and just had to take home to keep.
Why do extroverts have voicemail? To never miss a call. Why do introverts have voicemail? To never answer the phone.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
I am what I am, so take me as I am!.
Eric Samuel Timm
An extrovert looks at a stack of books and sees a stack of papers, while an introvert looks at the same stack and sees a soothing source of escape.
He always thinks because I'm reading, I'm not doing anything. There is no greater plague to an introvert than the extroverted.
I am really an introvert, and I need that time alone for a variety of reasons.
Consider that the simplest social interactions between two people requires performing an astonishing array of tasks: interpreting what the other person is saying; reading body language and facial expressions; smoothly taking turns talking and listening; responding to what the other person said; assessing whether you're being understood; determining whether you're well received, and, if not, figuring out how to improve or remove yourself from the situation. Think of what it takes to juggle all this at once! And that's just a one-to-one conversation. Now imagine the multitasking required in a group setting like a dinner party. (p237)
Some introverts are perfectly comfortable with public speaking; I'm not one of them.
Was die Menschen anlangt, mit denen man es zu tun hat, so ist eine Auswahl ganz unerlässlich. Man frage sich: Sind sie es wert, dass wir einen Teil unserer Zeit an sie wenden?
I took a step toward her. 'It is my right to reside in my own mind. It is my right,' I said.
Luna was glad Amy wasn’t one to pry. She knew that if she wanted to talk about it, she would. More people needed to be like her.
Once I did find my voice, I saw that it was necessary to speak up in order to be as effective as possible in my role. Yet, many of the women around me still fell into the trap of being seen as ineffective or weak because they never took a vocal stand. No matter how brilliant and impressive these women may have been in one-on-one discussions, not speaking up in meetings hurt their chances of succeeding professionally. When women don't share their ideas with a large number of people, their contributions are easily over looked , and it's difficult for them to be seen as leaders. People naturally want to follow people who take a stand and voice their opinions with confidence.
When you're feeling scared, genuine passion will lift you up and give you the excitement you need to propel you through your fear. Fear is a powerful enemy, but passion is an even stronger friend.
Introverts don’t see life as one big cocktail party. We’re content with just a few meaningful relationships.
The internet is where some people go to show their true intelligence; others, their hidden stupidity.
I was a very shy and introverted person, and it was hard for me to talk to people and make relationships.
Shrinking in a corner, pressed into the wall; do they know I'm present, am I here at all? Is there a written rule book, that tells you how to be— all the right things to talk about— that everyone has but me? Slowly I am withering— a flowered deprived of sun; longing to belong to— somewhere or someone.
Extroverts communicate well with others, Introverts communicate well with themselves
I was very shy and very reserved as a child, very, very introvert.
I'm reserved. I'm more of an introvert than an extrovert.
After college, I started working in the gallery and found myself surrounded by a whole new set of people who had not yet grown accustomed to my antisocial tendencies, who had not yet learned to expect me to say no, and stopped asking. I was invited to go drinking and dancing again, and so, I tried.