Introvert Cartoon of the Week


Hi.  I’m Chris.  I’m an introvert.  And, no, I didn’t draw this, just found it on the net.  Look for my ongoing series debunking the introvert myths (Sunday) and introvert cartoons (Wednesday), plus anything else interesting that I find in the meantime.    Come and share with like-minded introverts.

I saw this cartoon and had to laugh.  Good luck getting introverts to a gathering.  I guess you could draw people in the seats, each reading a book.  That might be realistic, I guess.

My boss just called me to ask if I can come in to the office in a couple of weeks.  Our team is done with a multi-year assignment and now we’re all being reassigned.  The boss wants a going away party with all of us.  Now, don’t get me wrong… this is a great team and I have enjoyed working with them.  And I really like my boss, despite her love of parties.  But go in and get all emotional about the gang being split up?  Yikes!  Horrors!  Make small talk that isn’t work related?  Oh, boy!  She even tried to bribe me with gluten-free treats that she will bake herself.  (She is a great baker.)  When I was still waffling, she tried to play her best card… “I know everyone would love to see you!”  OMG!  That has to be the worst thing to tell an introvert.


I did find the perfect outfit for an introvert, though.  I’m just not sure it will agree with our company’s dress code.

Chris also contributes to the new food blog Three’s Cooking, learning to cook from the heart, for the soul.

8 thoughts on “Introvert Cartoon of the Week

  1. Chris, I SO feel for you with the Office party, I totally get it hands down. I will be saying a silent prayer for you trust me: Imagine having all us all there with you in spirit.

    Oh my word, that pink suit is hilarious! 😀 I can’t say anything else except it’s so funny!

    I shy away from parties; and being a non-drinker makes it even harder. Maybe this can console you: Everyone will be too legless to notice any unease, they will be hammered, hopefully, to not care.

    This might help: A friend of mine once described herself as “An Introvert with Social Skills”. Chris, you have the skills 🙂

    Thanks for this mornings first giggle! I seriously feel your trepidation so I’m sending you a virtual hug in your time of need 🙂

  2. Hi! Noticed you had found and liked my blog, so I thought I would check yours out too. I love it! So many true observations. My latest introvert musing (sadly not in pictures) goes as follows:
    Every day at work:

    “Who was that lady?”

    “I don’t remember her name.” – [Because I was so busy looking her in the eye (terrifying!), speaking in an audible voice (a.k.a shouting), being polite (a.k.a moderating my tone of voice very carefully while shouting and thinking of the most altruistic words out there), and watching the computer screen to be sure it caught everything that it totally slipped my mind.]

    “Even after you spent all that time talking with her?”

    “Yeah, you’d think I would, wouldn’t you?”

    What else can you say, folks, what else can you say?

    (Yours was much better though. And much tougher with a whole room of people involved.)

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