To introverts, a “friend” is very special. They are someone who we have let into our private and deep inner world.
When you befriend another introvert, you don’t have to act like an extrovert to be accepted for who you are.
If your friends cross your boundaries or make you feel undervalued, you’re not being “too sensitive” for feeling hurt.
If you’re friends with an introvert, know that we’d rather have one tiny moment of real connection over hours of polite chitchat.
The #1 way to befriend an introvert? Never call them.
“Why don’t you talk more?” is high up on the list of things not to say to your introverted friend.
Socially awkward people have what science calls “spotlighted focus,” which means we have a rich inner life and are often lost in our own thoughts.
Although extroverts can be exhausting for introverts, when the right extroverts find the right introverts, it’s magic.
Introverts don’t always avoid groups, especially when that group is a bunch of close friends they feel comfortable with.
Introverts skip to the topics that really matter. With them, there is no having to drone on about the weather.