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How to Live with Introverts Guide Printable by RomanJones How to Live with Introverts Guide Printable by RomanJones
Okay, maybe DA will let you guys print this now.
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Captainblackwing Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
I think someone stole this from you.
RomanJones Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
I don't really care, honestly. If it helps people deal with life then who am I to inhibit them?
ShinyAquaBlueRibbon Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Student General Artist
Ah-ha! Finally found out you're the artist of this! Wanted to tell you it's awesome!!
RomanJones Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!!
SelfExpresses Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  New Deviant
Yes. Brilliant.
EarthsShadow Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015
I cannot express how much I love this.  Especially the reachy-hissy picture.
scratchproductions Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
This is brilliant. 
MrDataTheAwesome Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Anyone who agrees with this (including myself) needs this shirt.

Kreat3D Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks for this! :)
RomanJones Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome!!
Raleigh33 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
This is pretty accurate :) . Get out of my hamster ball!
Shimizu-Koike Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
the one in the hamster ball is me. But all my friends dunno that, I don't think I have a really close friend thanks to the hamster ball...
RomanJones Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Your avatar makes me happy>
Reborn! was awesome. 
Shimizu-Koike Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think he's awesome too.
AquaticG Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
Sounds about right
CkmLee Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
this is awesome! Thanks for making the guide! Everyone should read it. :D
hannahelizabethh Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Student General Artist
nice one! :)
ShadowYinYang Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
omg that is 100% true well done! :D
SvetlanaIvanova Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
I like this ! I like it very much :happybounce: 
Very well-done and describes approximatively how do introverted people react :D
Masterluigi452 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Student Artist
You sir, are a God among the introvert population.
Please. Have a fave and a cookie.
AaronicWorksInc Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As an introvert guy, I approve this!
goninja Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Student General Artist
People get their energy from food, not people.
GauntDusk Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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.
cookehhs Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahaha, my english teacher used this for a lesson!! (don't worry she provided the source url x3 ) but it is very accurate, and the doodles are quite adorable. thank you for posting this ^^
RomanJones Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Aw man, really??
That makes me happy to hear. Thank you :)
cookehhs Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha, yep! you should be proud that a high school english teacher has loved your work enough to show it to her class xD
stacijc Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
This is 100% accurate! (100% so me)

Thank you.
reuel25 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol funny how I call my recharge phase my "hermit mode" lol the bubble works too :)
ashishk149 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
this is 100% true for me. it explains me completly. thank you very much for explaining this 
Chrissekrim Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
Thank you so much for this cartoon. It is exactly how I feel.
tlevine Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
This is so right! I mean it explains me so well. And I don't see why any of the things that are people are saying are offensive are offensive.
nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Professional Filmographer
This explains why I can't stand big social gatherings :brainworks: by zara-leventhal
aki5 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
As an introvert, This. Is. ACCURATE! Being alone and having my me-time is the way I recharge.

I'm still extremely drained though...
RomanJones Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Tetrodoxin Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Long live introverts! :D Great comic, that's exactly how it goes, isn't it? 
RomanJones Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That's how it feels for me, at least. Glad you like it! :)
Tetrodoxin Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I do like it, I think you pretty much nailed it. :D
windfalcon Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
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!
RomanJones Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome! Glad to have helped!
ralgar24 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
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.

Introversion is a part of my personality and often resulted in misunderstanding and problems with the social environment.

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 ?

Kind Regards

RomanJones Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Of course you may!
Zoulane Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Bang on!
SereneDash Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic!! Now I can explain to my friends why I don't want to be around them sometimes XD
RomanJones Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Glad to be of service!
balupton Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
This is so good! Any plans to do one for extroverts as well?
RomanJones Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I already did in the Kindle book.
I'm trying to get it sold as a regular book but Amazon is being a brat about it.
AriannaDA Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Yep. I can relate to that!
ninetailedfoxfox Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As an introvert, i approve of this.
Ssrsoi8 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
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.
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