The COVID-19 pandemic has made 2020 a year we will undoubtedly never forget. For introverts, the amount of time spent at home and navigating new social constructs certainly led to its share of challenges and triumphs.
We’ve rounded up 50 of the most relatable tweets from introverts on how they’ve been dealing with this new reality — from their experiences with social distancing and wearing face masks to never-ending Zoom calls and being at home 24/7.
CDC: To prevent coronavirus stay home, avoid physical contact and don't go into large crowds.— Matthew (@CrowsFault) February 28, 2020
Introverts: I've been preparing for this moment my entire life.
‘social distancing’ please i’ve been training for a pandemic my entire life introverts rise up we’re finally valid— Daniel Howell (@danielhowell) March 11, 2020
Check on those of us who are introverts but married to extroverts who now have to stay in the house. We are not okay. 😩— Luvvie is the #ProfessionalTroublemaker (@Luvvie) March 14, 2020
any other introverts now have the sudden urge to leave their house because now we’re not supposed to leave our house? lol— taint tickler 5000 (@ThomasBeautyy) March 17, 2020
Introverts barely got a day or two of solitude before the extroverts came banging on the virtual door with Zoom calls and Google Hangouts. 😆— Chris Enns (@iChris) March 20, 2020
s/o to all the genuine introverts who still aren't showing up even when all the social engagements have moved online— Bree Newsome Bass (@BreeNewsome) March 25, 2020
People think introverts are having it easy because they don’t go out. We do. We go out alone. And we miss it.— ToniChilds protégé (@muslamicchai) March 29, 2020
JUST BECAUSE WE'RE IN A PANDEMIC DOESN'T MEAN YOU CAN JUST FACETIME PEOPLE WITHOUT A HEADS UP— Whitney Cummings (@WhitneyCummings) April 2, 2020
Take it down a notch, not everything has to be a zoom call.— Ben Schwartz (@rejectedjokes) April 2, 2020
How much longer can I get away with pretending I don't know how to work Zoom?— Whitney Cummings (@WhitneyCummings) April 6, 2020
When this all over... I never want to hear the word zoom again.— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) April 26, 2020
Introverts were all ‘I’ve been preparing for this my whole life’ at the start of lockdown, but now their extrovert friends are inviting them to Zoom parties every weekend and they can’t say they’re too busy or spend the night hiding in the kitchen.— Love Audrey 💕 (@Loveaudrey83) April 28, 2020
Truth about introverts. This quarantine is not our dream come true. We have people in our house who NEVER leave.— Traci Rhoades (@tracesoffaith) April 30, 2020
keep hearing everyone listing all the places they can't wait to go and people they can't wait to see when this is over and I think I just found out I'm an introvert— maura quint (@behindyourback) May 9, 2020
Having to do everything remotely for a while will teach us exactly what we were getting from doing them in person. (The answer could in some cases be "nothing.")— Paul Graham (@paulg) June 8, 2020
Working at home keeps the extroverts safely away from the introverts.— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) June 8, 2020
I know the list of Terrible Things is long but I’d like to add the moment at the end of the zoom when you say goodbye and press leave but everyone is still staring at you and you are staring at them.— Glennon Doyle (@GlennonDoyle) June 16, 2020
good morning I hope you have a super great day and that zoom call meeting gets cancelled— Akshar (@AksharPathak) June 17, 2020
Positives of wearing a mask:— Introvert Life (@IntrovertLiving) August 8, 2020
-Don’t have to smile at people as I walk by them
-Can lip sync without people seeing
-People are less prone to make small talk
-Overall less approachable
This is the era when we introverts take over.— Introvert, Dear (@IntrovertDear) August 15, 2020
Added benefit of mask wearing for introverts: Acquaintances you see in the street no longer recognize you, so no need for small talk!— Alexia Bonatsos (@alexia) August 15, 2020
It's COVID's fault I haven't been able to party for the last 6 months.— Jardon Maroon (@CaptainSparklez) August 22, 2020
Before that I didn't do it because I'm introvert and ew too many people.
Losing my ability to create excuses to avoid going out because no one is inviting me to anything because of covid.— Introvert Life (@IntrovertLiving) September 5, 2020
Contactless delivery is a gift to introverts. I get pizza AND I don't have to interact with a human? Hell yeah, sign me up— Ian Coldwater, GED (@IanColdwater) September 9, 2020
I haven’t gone out over the weekend for like eight months now. That’s a record even for me.— Introvert Life (@IntrovertLiving) September 12, 2020
Online introverts have been awfully quiet ever since they won the war on parties.— Joel Kim Booster (@ihatejoelkim) September 25, 2020
If you want some kind of yardstick as to how introverted I am, I’ve JUST started missing socialising in person. 😂— Emily Leary (@AMummyToo) October 5, 2020
if— Jenn Granneman (@JennGranneman) October 22, 2020
“keep your social circle small, it’s the only way to stay safe”
introverts are the safest people that exist
The best part about being an introvert is all the money you save by not doing social interactions.— Shower Thoughts (@TheWeirdWorld) November 1, 2020
2020: Revenge of the Introverts— Karl Sharro (@KarlreMarks) November 23, 2020
Is anyone else relieved that there are no work holiday parties 😅— Meena Harris (@meenaharris) November 23, 2020
Even after Covid can we all agree introverts don't ever have to go to work-related parties again?— Matt Haig (@matthaig1) November 23, 2020
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