This is a different kind of energy for the purposes of metaphor to help you better understand introverts point of view. If you are extroverted I'm sure you've felt exhilarated and energized by spending time with people. That is the kind of energy this means. Even if it's not real energy it is something that makes you feel good.
I just spent about 4 days with constant interaction at a huge convention (selling art at my table in DragonCon) and I feel like my 'interaction reserves' were bled dry. I had no time to recharge D: Your comic describes how I feel and operate perfectly, it's kind of scary! Thanks so much for explaining it so well!
Hi Roman, great work! With this Comic I can show what's going on with me ! I would like to translate it into german and post it in my blog. I'm writing about me and my history with a lot of psychological problems.
Introversionis apartof my personalityandoften resultedin misunderstandingandproblemswith the socialenvironment.
So my question is, if i'm allowed to replace the english text by the german translation and publish it on my blog, of course with hint to your adress as the author ?
Great comic! It really accurately describes how a lot of introverts feel all the time when certain individuals are pestering them over and over again. And the animations are really well done!
I do think there are two sides to the coin tho. I think that as well as extroverts respecting the personal space of introverts, introverts also need to recognise that if they are to become friends with an extrovert then some effort needs to be put in aswell. And that if someone is inviting you to some party or whatever, then that is quite a nice gesture. And after all, spending time together is an important part of friendship. Unfortunately there are few individuals that feel the need to try and change introverts since they think that they know whats best for them, and thats simply naive. Different people enjoy doing different things. I do however think that these extroverts are not doing this with bad intentions and therefore wouldn't class this as bullying, its just misunderstanding (hence i'm happy you made this comic).
In response to this, I believe the best thing for introverts to do is to explain to said extrovert how they really feel (or just send them this comic!). I feel that a lot introverts instead enter a natural shut down response where they just ignore the extrovert or tell them to f*** off or hiss as depicted in the comic. I'm just trying to stress the importance of communication in maintaining relationships, and it that respect I would be very interested if you were to write a guide for introverts on how to live with extroverts aswell.
Any thought-provoking comments would be appreciated.
You are absolutely right Ssrsoi8... Introverts should warn extroverts for their introversion... I as an extrovert, had a relationship with an introvert woman for about a year. I didn't understand her behaving, it frustrated me very much. I didn't know anything about it. I never had met a real introvert person before so close by. I wish I had seen this cartoon before I started a relationship with her... Now I know I will never start a relationship again with an introvert person in the future. The cartoon says it all, it's funny because it's a cartoon, but also very sad. You must completely leave them alone, they seem to need that, otherwise they will have stress. How to live with these people?
I'm glad to finally track down the original for this! It made the rounds on my facebook fairly recently and now it's my go-to guide to give to folks on how to treat me. Thank you SO MUCH for putting this into plain words!
I've seen this around and posted it myself. Glad to finally find the source. A lot of other people have beat me to it, but thanks. This is spot on. Explains how I feel in a clear concise manner. Once again, Thank you.
Dear Roman Jones (or Schroeder Jones), this is extremely outstanding and extraordinary. You definately know what you're talking about in this case and also seem to be very aware of the fact that you provide a lot of hope for people, no matter if intro- or extrovert, by just pointing things out in the right direction. Very well done!
Definitely me! Get to the point, spare me the small talk! Also, don't say things just because you "feel" you have to get something off your chest. Another thing to add, we don't fear "dead air space" like the extroverts do.
Please let us know where we can get permission to disseminate this in trainings. I am on the board of directors for a childbirth education organization and would love to be able to use this when we train teachers. Thank you!