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How to Live with Introverts (PDF available!) by RomanJones How to Live with Introverts (PDF available!) by RomanJones
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I thought a lot of folks out there could benefit from learning how to with introverted people.
I drove my ex crazy by being introverted. He thought that I was being "distant" and "purposely ignoring him as part of a passive-aggressive power play". Here I was just enjoying his company without talking.

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Daily Deviation

Given 2012-06-09
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Nachahmer Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago
Nifty!  I've shared this with my friends on Facebook (via DA widget, of course).  Unfortunately your links to the PDF book are dead.
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RomanJones Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, it's available through Kindle and through good old fashioned Paypal transfer.
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LunaSheWolf Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
I love this!
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:iconromanjones:
RomanJones Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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LunaSheWolf Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
I want this in a pamphlet X,D
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BiancaPistillo Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
This is SO great. Can I translate it into Italian (my mother language)? My friend and I have a website where we translate webcomics into Italian (www.limeinthecoconut.org). We'd love to host it there - credit to you, of course.
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RomanJones Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely!
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BiancaPistillo Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
It's online! Thank you!
www.limeinthecoconut.org/guida…
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MrDataTheAwesome Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
haha "come out!" *hiss* :XD::XD::XD::XD:

my best friend and I are both introverts for the most part (me a lot more so then her) we'll just sit there and read different books in the same room but still enjoy each others company....:XD:

this is awesome 
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:iconromanjones:
RomanJones Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Isn't it great?
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MrDataTheAwesome Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Student Digital Artist
yes:D:D
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goldbadger Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Student Artist
Thank you much for this, it is excellent!  I now have a better way of explaining introversion.
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RomanJones Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome! And I'm glad to have helped you out!
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KaizenKitty Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Student Writer
Have to disagree here:  in social interaction it's both give and take. If you're only doing one of those, something is seriously wrong and it's time to re-evaluate your approach to social interaction.
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:iconharbingerhaven:
Yes, this is me. DO NOT INVADE THE HAMSTER BALL. But I still like hugs.
I've also noticed 3 hours or so is my limit of enjoying social interaction (assuming I'm not already tired). I can do up to about six before I stop being able to be polite. Even with family. The only two people I've ever found who don't drain me, who I can be around (read, in the same house with) for unlimited time are my best friend and brother in law. With everyone else I have to expend energy to keep their social energies from invading. Being out socially is like having to have my shields up all the time. I even think of putting on shoes as putting on social armor.
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celestial-shinigami Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Unfortunately introversion is always so under appreciated. I'm glad there is a guide like this, for both introverts and extroverts to understand. 
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:iconkajininnokonoha:
I love this. Something I wish everyone should know. I saw this on facebook a long while back. Good stuff, RomanJones.
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calwallace2007 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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I love the cartoon though x
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calwallace2007 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Basically, 25. I feel like  a monster.
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Kitsunefireball Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Student General Artist
My teachers dont get this and always try to hug me and shit.


Needless to say I almost always go home with a headache
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Belgianpencil Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
Yup, that sounds about right. Everyone around me thinks introvert just means antisocial.
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HockeyWitch Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
So true...
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RomanJones Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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HockeyWitch Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
I'm an introvert myself XD
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Kissme123lal Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
I've never understood what introverts are,
now i get it a little more! :D
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RomanJones Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad to have helped!
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Kissme123lal Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
:D
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Delanynder Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
I came here from "The Biggest Problem In The Universe."
I can't say I'm disappointed.
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RomanJones Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad! Happy you like it!
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SolarBJF Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Me and my friends, Maddy and Jacky, were having fun with this trying to figure out which we were, introverts or extroverts. Me and Jacky ended up being a bit of both seeing as we don't care for being around other people so much but we feed off other peoples energy. Maddy ended up being a near full introvert. Me and Jacky were having fun with that sucking her energy away though hugs and squishes(I ended up with a head ache later). With this a picture appeared in my mind of Maddy in a solid ball and me and Jacky in kind of holy balls squishing her ball. Shortly after the mental image became a real picture and then became a role play between the three of us. It became our Guide to Understanding Invading an Introvert('s Personal Space).

Sorry for the epicly long message I just felt like telling you my Randomocity.
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HunterZero2 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm an introverted person for sure.
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Mage2902 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
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Getthegrooveon Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sounds like the truth to me XD
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MegaLoler Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know if I'm introverted or extroverted.. maybe a bit of both? o-o

I LOVE being around people, and I get sad for a while when I have to leave a group of people.  Sounds extroverted?
Well I'm usually not outgoing around these people at all.. in fact I'm one of the shyest people I have ever seen in my whole life.  I NEVER talk unless spoken to. (but I love talking when I am spoken too!)  Sounds introverted?
Another thing... despite being rediculously quiet and reserved, I have intense desires to befriend everybody I spend even a little bit of time with and I want to be really energetic and outgoing (but I don't because I'm too shy)  Sounds extroverted?
However... I much prefer the idea of being really good friends with a small number of people rather than being okay friends with a huge number of people... Sounds introverted?

Extroverted, introverted, extroverted, introverted... o_o

The only time I don't actually want to be around people is when I'm super busy with a project that's sucking away all of my attention span, in which case it's just because I'm busy.  That or the people are mean... but I seriously like almost anybody!
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Sketch55 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
If you are wondering if you are an introvert or extrovert (and no offence to RomanJones but there was something that was not mentioned) there is no such thing as a pure introvert or extrovert.  We like to put people into categories to try to figure each other out- if their shy or out going.  But their are different degrees of these categories, two people can be introverts but one could be an extreme introvert and the other can be a slight introvert; and I can say this because I am a border line extreme introvert.

Also it is possible to change the degree and it is possible to switch between introvert and extrovert; people can change, without a traumatic event in there life.  There are people that can be called introverts but talk to huge crowds of people for a living.  In short form one or two matching/conflicting characteristics do not define a persons character. 
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MegaLoler Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the explaination!!
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Sketch55 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
No problem, I'm glad I did not ramble and you liked what I said.
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Crimson-Leviathan Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful piece of work you have made and explains introverts (me) very accurately. Thank you for this!

Now for me to never show this to others..
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RomanJones Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome! And thank you!!
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ShadowDancerBrony Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
Beautifully explained.
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RomanJones Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Kira-kitty15 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! This has helped me and my boyfriend understand each other that one step further.

Me = Extrovert
Him = Introvert

So that you! :heart:
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bsm9199 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well then, I'm an introvert! Heh.
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love3509 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
What I love...is that I now know I'm not one of a few. There are so many amazing introverts out there ^.^ This comic is amazingly acurate and...just amazing! To see people and knowing their introverts is BEAUTIFUL! xD
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AmberwingKnight Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahahaha... nailed it to a T!

I'm sharing this ... :)
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TheAntsaBoy94 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
To be exact, it is not up to person themselves to determine whatever or not their silent should be taken as an insult. Good intentions doesn't cover everything.
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Black-Angel-Dan Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Student Writer
Kant would strongly disagree, especially with that last sentence.
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TheAntsaBoy94 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The only thing we always know better than others is the exact magnitude of our feelings at any given moment. We still need to actually figure out its meaning and origins, just like any outsider (i.e. anyone who isn't you) would. This is because humans did not create themselves; the rules are already set, we can only choose our playstyle.

If good intentions covered everything, then I suppose one could say the most offensive shit imagineable after "No offence, but..." and get way with it. We all know that is not true.
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Black-Angel-Dan Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Student Writer
Legal institutions to a large degree are founded upon Kantarian principles, though, so that makes this quite funny. But then again, even the state agrees you shouldn't help a robber though it holds truth as an absolute.

"Rules are already set" - which rules? There isn't any reason to believe at all that there is a certain set of "rules" to life. Quite the contrary. I hope you're not trying to explain the world with religion just now and I am just misunderstanding the implication of that phrase.

Actually, more often than not people are unaware of underlying emotions. It's part of the reason why their own subconscious is near impossible for someone to figure out.
In other words: never ever are we truly aware of our emotions, their sources and meanings.

Also, for a very good reason one says that offence is taken, not given. Everyone defines offence differently, making it completely impossible to create a rudimentary guideline of what is offensive and what isn't. What may be "the most offensive shit imagineable" to someone doesn't even brush against someone else. Imagine two people singing and you tell them they suck at it. Who knows if they are aware of this and just sing for the heck of it, if they're learning or not.

Implying someone is deliberately offensive is half a travesty. Unless you have a very good reason to believe it (e.g. the person is well aware you take offence to that kind of statement). It basically is the difference between deduction and induction.
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Psi-Baka-Onna Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm an introvert that works in retail. Not sure how that happened but there you go.

I used to get what I can only really describe as anxiety attacks back when I worked on checkouts and I could never properly articulate why I got them when I was younger. The best way I could put it was that I was afraid of crowds; too many people making me feel claustrophobic. That was never quite right as although I was interacting with a lot of people, it was spread out over several hours. Your comic is probably the best explanation of what I was going through: too many people breaching my hamster ball and making off with my energy. So thanks for that.

Luckily I work on a quieter department now so I don't have my "attacks" any more but the comic still remains an apt description.
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