If you are an introvert, I bet there are some stupid questions people ask you all the time. Here are top 10 most annoying questions an introvert can be asked.
Introversion is a personality type that is much more comfortable having more time to themselves. They are not as confident in social situations and tend to move towards calm and close knit social situations.
Yet, the introvert has their own power. They are much in tune with their own thoughts and can be much more creative due to their nature. They do not need the same level of stimulation and are happy to make their own entertainment.
The main issue of being an introvert, however, is that people can ask them some really stupid questions sometimes. Below are ten stupid questions that introverts are tired of hearing, so that next time you will know not to ask them…
1. Why so serious?
Introverts can get caught up in their own thoughts very easily, and this can cause them to seem pensive to others. They also don’t feel the need to be as exuberant in public. Together, this can make them seem serious, but in reality, they like to have fun as much as you do. Perhaps they just enjoy different types of fun than you do.
2. Are you angry?
When introverts get thoughtful, they tend to be quieter and this can be tricky. It can make people feel as though they might be angry at them when they are not.
Generally, introverts aren’t angry at you, they’re just thinking about something or they’re worried they may have done something wrong. Don’t get insulted if they are quiet sometimes, just let them think what they are thinking about.
3. Why are you so quiet?
This is probably one of the most frequent and stupid questions people ask introverts. Introverts don’t feel the need to be talking all of the time and they aren’t as big a fan of their own voice as some people. They don’t place value on meaningless noise, so when they do speak, they make sure that it is relevant and meaningful, and not just noise to fill the silence.
4. Are you bored?
Not joining in conversations as actively as their peers can maybe come across as though an introvert is bored, but they aren’t. Introverts prefer to take in what they’re hearing and add to the conversation when they have something important to say.
As well as this, they just prefer different kinds of stimulation, and maybe they aren’t enjoying it as much as you are.
5. Don’t you know how to have fun?
People enjoy different kinds of stimulation, and introverts prefer a calm environment to do their own thing. They aren’t that into parties and big social gatherings and, to some, this can come across as boring.
If you have an introvert in your life, try the things that they are into or compromise on something you will both enjoy. That way everybody is happy.
6. Do you ever go out?
Generally, introverts prefer to stay in. That’s not to say that they don’t like people or they are hermits, but they just don’t enjoy certain situations as much as extroverts do. This means that they can seem to be inside all of the time, but in reality, they enjoy being outside as much as you do, just doing different things.
7. You’re just shy, right?
Wrong. This assumption is probably one of the worst, and it can cause people to talk on behalf of the person in question, which is even worse. Being shy and being an introvert are not the same thing.
Introverts can really enjoy being social and being around people, but they will need time to recharge alone afterwards and regroup. They should not feel that they have to explain their personality to anyone, and it should definitely not be assumed for them.
8. Do you even have friends?
Of course, they do. Introverts gravitate towards other introverts, not for personality reasons, but because they enjoy the same leisure activities, the same way that extroverts gravitate towards other extroverts. Friendships may not be seen all of the time because they do things you don’t enjoy, but they most definitely exist.
9. You’re off already?
Social situations can be intense for introverts. As much as they may enjoy being around people, it can be a little too much sometimes. So they prefer to take themselves out of the situation. This can mean leaving a party early or taking some time alone to regroup, but it doesn’t mean they don’t enjoy your company.
10. Are you okay?
Introverts get drawn into their own thoughts and others can think that they are upset or angry. This leads to constant questioning about whether or not they are okay. Although they appreciate the initial concern, there is no need to ask the same stupid questions ten times over. Rest assured, if they say they are okay, they are okay.
Getting used to another person’s personality can be a little difficult, just as the same goes for extroverts. But being asked the same question all the time can get a little annoying. Hopefully, this helps to avoid the annoyance so you can get to know your introverted friend a little better.
If you are an introvert, are you asked these stupid questions often? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below.