I don't know exactly how we ever got started on the subject, but Heidi, Paige, Ayla, and I have determined that we are all members of the introverted / shy group. We joke about how, if we were ever in a room together, we wouldn't know what to say to each other even though we're chatting each other up online all the time.
Of course, Buzzfeed comes up with the best lists, so Things Only Shy People Will Understand is right on, and so is 27 Problems Only Introverts Will Understand. (#2, #4, #10, #11, #15, #24) . I have been the perceived bitch/snob in school just because I listen and wasn't necessarily outgoing, and class presentations were indeed terrifying. Introductions are always awkward and embarrassing for me, and I can never find the right words. Finding good friends is really hard. Even my husband thought I was a huge snob when we met because I didn't talk to him much. Thankfully chatting on Instant Messenger (way back in 2000) helped us out.
I like to think that once you get to know me, I am a pretty nice and fun person, but it can take awhile for that ice to chip away because I have the worst time making small talk. I can sit there and think, "I should be asking them something," and then cannot for the life of me come up with a simple question. So we then sit in awkward silence until someone else starts talking. Please think about this before you judge someone for being a little reserved when you meet them- they may just be taking it all in to process later, and they may actually make a great friend. For this I am grateful for my online friends. Not only are they people who share the same interests, based on where we met online, but the filter of the computer screen allows me to think and respond appropriately without anyone seeing my bitchy resting face.
Even Hermione Granger can't escape it. (#9)