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"I see your point about respecting peoples personal space, but I have to say that I think introversion is selfish. The idea that introverted people have 'precious energy' that they have to be very careful about spending i think demonstrates this. Extroverted people understand that sometimes you have to do things you dont want to do, but you do it anyway because it makes other people happy, and thats the way I think it should be. And I do take it as an insult when an introvert doesnt want to spend time with me because it's essentially saying that I'm not worth his/her 'precious energy'. If you do things for other people, they will do things for you, and maybe thats why extroverts tend to be much happier people and enjoy life more."

I laughed so fucking hard. 

I know! How dare some people be different than you! The NERVE!
And anyone who isn't exactly like you is miserable. That's the way it is. You are so much better and smarter and happier than us. We should all strive to be EXTROVERTS! Truly THIS is the best of all possible lives! Thank you for opening my closed, selfish, hateful little mind to your glorious truth. 

Thank you for taking time out of your day to place judgement on us. We are obviously of the ruling class and are oppressive to all you poor extroverts. We force you into libraries when you would rather be out partying and then shame you for enjoying the life you like. We have lots of pop songs about reading and enjoying conversations while there are almost no songs at all about dancing and getting drunk. Yes, your lot suffers so much from our selfish refusal to entertain you. 

Yes, my stable relationship, world travel, lots of friends all over the globe, and four publications mean nothing because I'm an introvert who believes that I am not responsible for other people's happiness. The vast majority of people I meet think I'm a nice, friendly person, but they must be wrong, right?

Jesus you are one childish person. You have a LOT of growing up and life experience ahead of you if you honestly believe that your way of thinking is the only right way, and that everyone else who does things differently is out to insult you personally and must be unhappy. 

I'm also a gay tranny who draws sci-fi comics and likes MST3K and 80's hair metal. You can judge me for those things, too, since passing judgement on people weaker than you is something you seem to enjoy. 

Have fun!

PS: "If you do things for other people, they will do things for you." So relationships are a give-and-take debt system? 
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sorchaotoole Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
I'm floored. Schro, you're awesome! And I love your introverts poster. I have one copy and will likely be buying another. And everyone I've shown it to looks at it and then at me and then at it. "Do you know this person? I mean, did you talk them into making this?" And they're surprised I found you by finding that comic. Wow. I guess that "ego-vert" (because I have some extrovert friends that understand...they're not all that way!) just needs to grow up.
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RomanJones Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I think it's hilarious that he chose to reply, saying that I was being a douche.
I'm sorry - if someone takes time out of their day to say something inflammatory directly to another person, they have no right to get offended if that person calls them out in it.
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touya-dono Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's certainly not okay to judge other people's flaws. You totally did the same thing they did, you were childish about it and posted it up so everyone could sit and laugh at their dishonorable response to being introverted. I totally agree the comment was unfounded, and rude. It's still kinda like their opinion. They really don't understand how the world works, but I also think it was unfair because some people will also pass judgement on them. Eventually they might grow up and understand the world better, but as long as you're happy with yourself the way you are, things like this shouldn't bother you. Not everyone in the world is going to be understanding, some people will yell and scream to get their point across when they are clearly wrong. I just think this person has a lot of growing up to do, but it was kinda also like a big wtf in my opinion when you posted it for everyone else to get riled up about too. @_@ I guess no one wins in this situation.
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RomanJones Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, it was childish of me. I guess I'm just tired of being bullied and the only proper response seems to be "allow them to bully you and be a good silent doggie without ever fighting back."
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touya-dono Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I understand. I'm pretty shocked that someone can be as selfish as that person.
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bunny-bee Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
I love the end of that. "I'm also a gay tranny who draws sci-fi comics and likes MST3K and 80's hair metal." I sometimes forget you're trans. I just sort of think of you as a dude.

Also, really? I can see how maybe someone might not be able to understand introversion if they are super extroverted, but viewing it as selfish is beyond me. Even if you insist on villainizing introverts, you could say we may be reserved to the point of rudeness, but I don't really see how any of our behavior is any more selfish than all basic human instincts. I mean yeah, we behave out of self-interest, but so does everybody. Nobody wakes up in the morning and thinks "Today I'm going to make myself unnecessarily miserable. I don't want to act selfishly, so I can't allow myself to be happy."
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RomanJones Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're absolutely right.

There's a real problem where people assume that if someone does something they don't like, that person must be acting in malice against them on a personal level.

If people bothered to look from another person's perspective (you know, by assuming for once that the world does not revolve around them), they'd see that 99.99% of the "insults" are not insults at all, but just someone going about their own world-centered day that has nothing to do with anyone else.

In my experience the vast majority of people have very little malicious intent in them. I've been able to calm many a lover's quarrel by simply explaining to one partner that the other is experiencing things that they are not aware of (a problem at work, school struggles, etc.) and to see the angry one's face change from rage to embarrassment never ceases to amaze me.
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Zassilas Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
This is by far my favorite journal entry ever. 😍
Many extroverts think it is bad to be "shut off our own little worlds" instead of ALWAYS going out and talking to people. I am an introvert who love to draw and read and think by myself; and I have so much more fun doing that than going to any kind of party or social gathering. I have a bit of autistic behavior and get really nervous when talking to people. Part of why I get nervous is because it always feels like people are judging me and deeming me as worthless or something like that. And they probably are judging all the time. It is certainly okay for others to go out and party and socialize-by all means, do that! But it is NOT okay to look down upon and frown at people who don't do the same things as you or don't enjoy the same things you enjoy. I actually do have friends and I love all of them and always have a good time with them, but I don't want to spend every single day with them. That does NOT mean that I don't like them, or am trying to hurt them in any way. I would just like to have time to do what I love. And when someone likes to read or think alone, they are not "losers with no life"; they are enjoying themselves to the fullest. Anyway, thank you for reading this super long comment. Have a nice day!:)
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RomanJones Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amen, buddy!
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WickedOreo Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And this is a perfect example of why introverts will do whatever it takes to stay AWAY from society. As FAR as possible.
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