A list of painfully accurate introvert quotes to embrace your introversion unapologetically
“An introvert is often unconsciously deemed guilty until proven innocent.”
Being an introvert is not fun. This quote from Criss Jami reminds me of a comment from my superior 5 years ago.
“You are negative. You are so quiet, and I doubt that if you would make the final cut of the interns.” I did, eventually, with an impeccable presentation and a 5-year forecast that shock everyone. But his words haunted me for years and kept me wondering: is being quiet a crime?
It was such a relief reading Susan Cain’s book Quiet, knowing that introversion can be a gift. Introversion can be misinterpreted, but it shouldn’t bring you guilt or shame.
Here is a list of introvert quotes that are either sassy, funny, or insightful. I hope they will help to understand yourself better and to embrace yourself unapologetically.
Introvert quotes from sassy to painfully accurate
Honest introvert quotes you can relate to
An introvert quote that explains why we keep our circle small
I don’t have the energy for fake friendships, forced interactions, or meaningless conversations.
Every introvert is a superhero
My superpower is disappearing to the corners or, disappearing completely.
Literally me at every party.
Something every introvert can relate to
What I lack in social skills, I make it up for hiding-people skills.
Like dodging coworkers on the corridor or jogging on the least-populated route in the neighborhood.
There are times I wish I was a master magician so I could disappear into the folds of time.
– Jaeda DeWalt
Without FOMO, or the fear of missing out.
Do you feel harassed by the “read receipt” feature for text messaging?
– Arnie Kozak
Introvert quotes that speak our minds
I am rarely bored alone; I am often bored in groups and crowds.
– Laurie Helgoe
My idea of a fun night was diving into a massive pile of To Be Read books stacked near my dresser.
– Jeff Sampson
Not parties, not alcohol, just me myself and I.
I do talk, but not with you.
So stop asking why I am so quiet.
A large group of people is called a “no thanks”.
I wish people were fluent in silence.
The power of silence is underrated while that of speech is overrated.
You might be an introvert if you were ready to go home before you left the house.
– Criss Jami
It takes 3 hours to be mentally ready for a 2-hours outing. It doesn’t look like a good deal.
The reason why introverts hate small talks
I need space from a world that is filled with millions of mouths that talk too much but never have anything to say.
– Kaitlin Foster
Home is my happy place.
Sorry I’m late. I didn’t want to come.
– Jessica Pan
This is the title of a book by Jessica Pan. She talks about her personal journey on extroverting as an introvert. Talking to strangers and stand-up comedies are part of it. If you are an introvert that needs to loosen up a bit, check out her book.
Can’t say no to solitude
I don’t hate people. I just feel better when they are not around.
– Charles Bukowski
Party chitchat feels like sandpaper to our psyche.
– Diane Cameron
I like dating myself the best.
Read also: 26 Self-date Ideas To Enjoy Your Time Alone
When coworkers can’t stop asking
You can google it.
While others chat, introverts listen, observe, analyze, and collect impressions.
– Laurie Helgoe
The reason why introverts are quiet is that they are busy catching up with their thoughts.
Don’t take it personal
It’s not because I don’t want to look at you. It’s that I don’t want to be seen.
– Jonathan Lethem
Introvert pet peeves
How to freak an introvert out? – “Tell me about yourself.”
I believe in annoyed at first sight. – Steve Maraboli
Phone calls after 6 pm
Group of more than 3 people
Hosts that don’t let you leave early
I like my music so loud that I can’t hear my thoughts.
Introverts every Friday night
Sorry I can’t, my dog and I have plans.
What doesn’t kill you makes you weird at parties.
I love the word “canceled”. Canceled plans, canceled classes, canceled parties, you name it.
Quotes that introverts need to know
Introverts don’t need to be cured. We need to be left alone.
Everyone shines, given the right lighting. – Susan Cain
If you are living in an extrovert culture, introversion can cause you problems. But just as Susan Cain mentioned in her book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, you can be as successful as anyone else doing things you are good at. “Solve problems, make art, think deeply”, play to your strength and find your light.
I think a lot, yet say so little.
You don’t need to be heard only by words. Your ability to observe and analyze make up for the lack of verbal expression.
Quiet people have the loudest minds. – Stephan Hawking
Introverts treasure the close relationships they have stretched so much to make. – Adam S. McHugh
You may not have many friends, but you can still have the best friends and a strong support network.
I’m self-sufficient. – Björk
Nobody enjoys the company of others as intensely as someone who usually avoids the company of others. – Mokokoma Mokhonoana
What if everyone else is underthinking?
If you have the power to eat alone on a table for two, you can do anything.
I will only have you if you are sweeter than my solitude.
– Warsan Shire
Rejecting people doesn’t make you a bad person. Instead, you are selectively investing your time on people that truly matter to you. That’s something extroverts can benefit from.
Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to.
– Susan Cain
I’m not anti-social. I’m pro-solitude.
If you’re a true introvert, other people are basically energy vampires.
– Amy Schumer
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Time to embrace your introversion unapologetically.
Quotes that introverts want extroverts to know
The problem of introverts is that there are no polite ways of saying, “I love you but I’m tired of being with you right now.
It’s possible for introverts to like you but want to be alone at the same time. Respect their need to recharge.
If you throw me a party, I will murder you.
– Jessica Pan
Want to surprise introverts on birthday? Introverts enjoy one-on-one dates rather than crowded social events. Keep it simple, hearty and under 3 people.
So it’s ok for cats to hide away when visitors come to the house. But when I do it, I’m anti-social.
Uninvited guests and unnoticed visits drive introverts nuts. If you are a friend or family of introverts, tell them ahead and give them plenty of time to be prepared.
At every party, there are two kinds of people—those who want to go home and those who don’t. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other.
– Ann Landers
I’m not quiet. I’m talking with my soul.
There’s zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.
– Susan Cain
There’s a word for “people who are in their heads too much”: thinkers.
– Susan Cain
An introvert is often unconsciously deemed guilty until proven innocent.
– Criss Jami
Just as you won’t ask extroverts why they talk so much, don’t accuse introverts of being quiet. They are not mad or sad or arrogant. They just need more time to process before speaking their minds.
Introverts don’t mind walking to the 20th floor if elevators are busy.
Your loneliness is my freedom.
I’m a tester. If you call or FaceTime me, I will unsee it.
Shyness is inherently painful; introversion is not.
– Susan Cain
Introverts don’t make friends. They are adopted by people who later become their friends.
If introverts initiate a talk, be nice because there are some great efforts behind it.
Solitude matters, and for some people, it’s the air they breathe. – Susan Cain
Do you agree with these introvert quotes?
Which one of these introvert quotes relates to you the most? If you are an introvert, what misconception do you want to clarify? Leave a comment down below!