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15 Cartoons Introverts Will Perfectly Understand

Let’s get this straight: Introverts are not necessarily shy nor have withdrawn from society. We have simply made a conscientious decision to forgo idle chitchat in favor of our own company. That doesn’t mean we don’t have friends or loved ones. We just don’t like talking to them. Here are a few cartoons from the 'Reader’s Digest' vault that shed light on our state of mind.

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P.C. Vey for Reader's Digest

Introverts are not misanthropes.

We just prefer not to fit in.

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Donna Barstow for Reader's Digest

Introverts are not looking to impress.

We have a few good friends, and that’s all we have the bandwidth for. Check out 20 relatable daily life cartoons that prove life is funnier than any stand-up routine.

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P.C. Vey for Reader's Digest

An introvert’s best friend is a good book washed down with a glass of Chardonnay

And we wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Feggo for Reader's Digest

It’s true: We introverts sometimes need a little push to find others

Building relationships isn’t as easy as it is for our extroverted counterparts. We get overwhelmed quickly and need a nap after five minutes of small talk. Take a look at these 30 hilarious love and marriage cartoons that are so true.

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Martha Gradisher for Reader's Digest

Introverts like to engage

…with our thoughts.

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Scott Nickel for Reader's Digest

We introverts don’t mean to come off as remote

Honest. We’d tell you in person, but we’d rather not. Need an extra push to get you through the week? Check out these 30 funny work cartoons that are sure to make your day fly by.

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John Grimes for Reader's Digest

We introverts like our privacy

So please, don’t poke and prod if we’ve expressed that we don’t want to talk about something.

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Kim Warp for Reader's Digest

We introverts may be quiet…

But that doesn’t mean we don’t have big dreams. Read these 9 travel cartoons if you’ve ever had a terrible or embarrassing travel story.

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Leo Ouellette for Reader's DIgest

It’s true, introverts think of themselves as a breed apart

But apples and bananas still go well together!

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© Phil Witte

We introverts want attention that doesn’t involve talking

Advice? We don’t really want to talk.

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P.C. Vey for Reader's Digest

We introverts are a hardy lot.

We refuse to go along with the crowd. Don’t miss these summer cartoons you can’t help but laugh at.

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Cartoon about being extremely introverted.
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Introverts get nervous to start conversations

But when we do, we don’t have a lot to say.

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The shy businessman raises a sign that says: May i speak?
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Yes, introverts wish every meeting was still like school

Raising your hand to talk is much easier than just butting into a conversation.

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Law cartoon about a man not wanting to go to the partners' social event.
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We don’t enjoy being forced to get out of the house

The words partner and social are very disliked.

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Roy Delgado for Reader's Digest

But every once in a while, even introverts need to embrace their inner extrovert

It’s not that we don’t like people, it’s just that people make us tired sometimes. But we do have social fun!

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Andy Simmons
Andy is a longtime editor at Reader’s Digest, where he’s edited and reported on national interest, dramas and humor. He is the author of Now That’s Funny! featuring his most popular, funniest writings on all things America, some exclusive and all-new, some taken from the award-winning pages of Reader’s Digest. He also wrote, That Reminds Me of a Joke ..., a collection of gags and hilarious true stories taken from the news. In a past life, Andy graduated from Kenyon College and was an editor at National Lampoon Magazine.