Things That People Need To Stop Saying To Introverts
In our society, people spew absolute nonsensical comments about introverts. In this article, we highlight things that you should not say to introverts.
Introverts are often misunderstood in our society. People often view them through the lens of judgement.
Many feel as if they are rude or just weird but that is simply not true. In fact, a lot of people are very uninformed about who introverts are.
This sort of ignorance contributes greatly to people making absolute offensive remarks about introverts.
However, we believe this needs to stop. Hence, here is an article that highlights the things that people need to stop saying to introverts.
1) Why don’t you meet more people ?
This can come across as demeaning to introverts. It would make them feel as if there is something wrong with them, that they need to change.
While you may ask out of curiosity at first, it becomes a problem when you repeat the question multiple times.
Constantly insisting on them to meet more people can come across as rude and disrespectful. If someone has already told you that they don’t like meeting more people, then you should accept their stance.
2) He/she must be shy
Again just because someone does not socialize frequently, it does not mean that they are shy. Often times, people seem to conflate being shy with being an introvert.
That is wrong as they are two separate things and calling an introvert one can be frustrating for the person. Hence, it is really important to learn the difference between the two.
3) Do you have any friends ?
This is can come across as willfully ignorant and inconsiderate. If someone does not socialize that often, it does not mean that they are a loner.
Conflating the two can come across as insulting to the person and can be seen as a personal attack. Hence, it is crucial why one must not say such things to an introvert.
4) Why are you so weird ?
Perhaps the most derogatory remark to make about an introvert. Such words can have ever lasting effects on one’s self worth and self esteem.
These remarks are not only appalling but lack clear understanding of what constitutes as an introvert. Being introverted is not a weird characteristic. It is just as normal as being an extrovert and we should not shame those for being an introvert.
5) You seem unfriendly to me
Just because introverts do not go around mingling with lots of people does not make them unfriendly. It just means that introverted people like only hanging out with a small group of people.
Another aspect to consider is that introverts love their personal space. Hence, when you cross that space and try forcibly starting a conversation, it can lead to the introvert not responding back to you.
This is because introverts value personal space and do not like it when people cross that space. Hence, the reason why they give a cold shoulder to people who forcibly try to converse with them.
So before you call introverts unfriendly, try to understand them more better.
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