Words have the power to make you feel good or send a chill down your spine. Here are 25 Common Phrases That Scare The Shit Out Of Introverts.
It isn’t being an introvert in a modern world that acclaims extroverts. In a modern society where extroverts thrive, introverts tend to be put to one side and neglected just because we’re different. On the other hand, we introverts have a bittersweet approach to this seclusion. We prefer to be left alone than be a part of what’s going on in the crowd. We’re the quiet ones, the ones in the corner of the room, the one jogging in the morning on their own – the introverts.
Introverts tend to be misunderstood in a lot of public situations and it becomes very cumbersome for them to weave their way into society. But we manage, we always do. It would be so much easier if the rest of the world just try and understand why we are this way. Here are a few heads up for extroverts of the common phrases that scare the shit out of introverts.
We would like to warn you beforehand that these phrases hold much power. They have the potential to ruin an introvert’s whole week and you wouldn’t even know. So be very careful and aware of what you say around us introverts. Don’t use this against us, instead use it as an awareness article of what not to say around us. We appreciate your considerate heart.
Related: So now that you’ve got an idea of phrases that scare an introvert, how about reading these 10 Things That Make An Introvert Happy.
Here are 25 Common Phrases That Scare The Shit Out Of Introverts:
25. *An unexpected doorbell ring*
No, this is not a phrase but it sure does feel like a harsh one. What’s worse than hearing that ding-dong when you’ve planned to meet nobody but yourself for the rest of the day? So if you don’t want to see a ghost or an introvert that looks like they’ve seen one when dropping by, please make sure to tell us that you’re coming.
24. “We’ll be working on team-building exercises”
“Did you just say team boss?” “Doesn’t sound like my kind of thing.” “I might just sit this one out.” Excuses after excuses. Social interactions aren’t are strongest points so team-building sounds more like team-demolishing. Now, don’t get me wrong, introverts can be great team players and we can add a lot of value to the team. But, team-building requires a whole new set of skill that we definitely haven’t mastered. Team-building itself is probably one of the most terrifying phrase that scare introverts out of their wits.
23. “You’re just in time for karaoke!”
This is a straight or a curved ‘no’. Either way it’s a no. Singing in public in front of a crowd doesn’t sound like a pleasant experience for most introverts. If you’re around a bunch of people that you are comfortable with, that’s a different story. But if their are a few strangers watching, I’m heading towards the bathroom or out of there.
22. “I’ll call you!”
Short burst of anxiety for all my fellow introverts. Yes, the dreaded phone call. If you’re going to call, don’t, Introverts tend to prefer texts over calls, especially if it isn’t an emergency. If you need to communicate information without needing me to speak, call may be fine. But if you’re expecting a full blown conversation on the phone, sorry to disappoint you if I don’t pick up.
21. Everyone you know, in your living room: “SURPRISE!”
No, no surprises. Please. Especially if it includes people that I don’t know too well. Introverts just don’t want to be the center of attention. What part of that don’t you understand?
20. “We’re going to be out all day.”
All day? That’s more than my regular 2 hours outside. I don’t even think my social battery’s charged up well enough to be out the whole day. This is just sad. You’re telling me I have to tag along and go outside with you for a whole 8 hours? That sounds like more of a milestone to me. Introverts enjoy their personal time inside, as opposed to extroverts that enjoy their time outside in public.
19. “The internet is down.”
The tragedy. Now all I can do on my phone is scroll through pictures and play offline games. Can someone get the internet fixed as soon as possible? Let me be left alone with my phone in peace please.