You know what really grinds my gears, my G? Sorry not sure why I say ‘my G’ when I get upset but I do it every time. Just one of my weird quirks. Strangely enough that also grinds my gears. My G.
Anyway, what grinds my gears (Today) is when people make it like introverts are afraid of everything. That drives me crazy! Especially when I see it from other so called introverts. What triggered this was when I was randomly scrolling through my Instagram feed (you can follow me over at @blackintrovertchronicles) and I saw a post from another introvert related account that shall not be named. I don’t want any instabeef. They posted a meme of a person quivering in fear while in bed with the sheets pulled up over half of their face. The person was nervously peeking out from under the covers at a ringing phone. The caption was something like “how introverts react to a phone call” or some bull shit. This made me so mad, my G. Introverts aren’t afraid of the world and for an account and site to continue to perpetuate that stupid and incorrect stereotype makes it even worst.
That’s one of the reasons why I decided to start this site. I wanted to change the way people viewed, reacted to, interacted with and understood what it’s like to be introverted. Look, B. See now I’ve switched from ‘my G’ to ‘B’. Why? I have no clue but look, B. Just because I classify myself as an introvert or even as a shy person doesn’t mean that I’m afraid. I probably have more heart than you. I may not want to be in a crowd because I just don’t want to be around a bunch of people I don’t know or trust. I have some major trust issues too. It has nothing to do with fear. Stop it, Yung.
This irks me but it’s one of the biggest misconceptions of introverts and for a so called introvert site to perpetuate that nonsense kinda pisses me off. I’ve said this already but I’m upset so I tend to repeat myself for emphasis. I told y’all in the last post that I was sensitive and easily offended so take this post with a grain of salt.