11 Things Introverts Wish Their Partners Understood

It’s not that we don’t like to talk – sometimes we prefer just to listen. Here are a few more things you should know about us.

1. Being quiet doesn’t mean we’re angry – maybe we’re just observing. 

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2. Sometimes we just want a night in to ourselves – we’re fine with you heading out alone with your friends. 

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3. Let us know if you’re going to be introducing us to a lot of new people, or taking us out for a party. We need to prepare ourselves. 

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4. We have social quotas, and sometimes we just need some space when we’re out and about. 

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5. We’re not big on small talk – thanks for helping us out here. 

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6. We can be sociable – it’s just extremely draining. 

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7. Getting me drunk won’t make us more extroverted necessarily. 

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8. Being introverted is not a personality flaw. 

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9. It’s okay to be in the same room without talking. 

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10. Don’t guilt-trip us to go outside. We’ll hold it against you. 

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11. We usually prefer a smaller social circle of extremely close friends over a large group of acquaintances. 

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