Introvert (n.) Psychology a person characterized by concern primarily with his/her own thoughts and feelings
1. "You're so quiet." or "Why are you so quiet?"
Like we don't know. Why do you have to point it out as though there's something wrong with us? We just like to take time to think about things and formulate our own thoughts rather than speak aloud.
2. "You must be really smart."
Really? Does being quiet mean that you are automatically a genius?
3. "Don't be so negative!" or "You should smile more!"
People like you prevent people like me from smiling as often...So don't be so negative!
4. "You seem mean because you rarely talk to anyone."
Are you saying that being mean and being silent is the same thing? Because it's not. Introverts don't always think they have something important to say.
5. "People like you are kind of boring."
Why is that? Because we don't always want to be the center of attention or the "life of the party"? We do have interesting ideas and things to say, but we like to wait for the right moments.
6. "Are you mad?"
No, but I will be if you keep asking me that!
7. "Don't be so shy!"
Seriously? Wow, you must be a doctor, because you just instantly cured my so-called "illness". Also, just because we rarely speak aloud doesn't necessarily mean that we're shy.
8. "introverts are weird."
We are individualists. We like to think for ourselves. We don't want to make decisions based on what everyone else is doing. The last time I checked, being yourself was beautiful--not "weird".