/ˈintrəˌvərt/ noun 1. a shy, reticent person.
It's not that I'm not interested in what your saying when I don't respond, it's that I'm so intently listening that my brain doesn't want to cut you off.
It's not that I don't like you when I'd rather read, it's that the world is too loud with their unnecessary talk that I just need a break.
Yes I'm sorry I lied when I said I was busy on the weekend when really I was listening to my favorite music and reading 'The Book Thief' for a second time.
Yes it's okay that you didn't invite me to your birthday party last week, I would have just been silently begging to go home.
"Are you shy?" I've heard a million times. No, I just don't see the need to acknowledge your ignorance.
"You're so quiet" Yeah thanks. I'm too busy learning about Newton's Third Law of Motion, rather than hearing what you and your girlfriend did in bed.
Don't sit next to me; I'm not a talker. Don't talk to me; our conversation won't last five seconds. Don't make eye contact with me; I'm not good at saying hello.
So I'm a socially awkward 16 year old girl, who hates being told I don't speak a lot, then speak and not be heard.
I'd rather read than party, I'd rather listen than talk, I'd rather die than read in front of an entire classroom.
I'm not rude when I'm just listening, I'm not weird when I don't join your conversation, I'm not a nerd when everyone else is talking when I'm the only one reading...no.
I'm simply, and positively an Introvert, and I love myself and how I am. I'm going to go read now.