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Text, Don't Call
Text, Don't Call: An Illustrated Guide to the Introverted Life | Aaron Caycedo-Kimura
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An illustrated guide to the challenges and pleasures of the introverted life Introversion is "in." But there are still many misconceptions about introverts in the world. They're shy. Anti-social. They don't want to have close relationships. They're all cat people. They don't like big parties (okay, that last one might be true). INFJoe, the cartoon persona of artist and introvert Aaron Caycedo-Kimura, is here to set the record straight. Filled with charming comic book style illustrations, this book provides invaluable insights into the introverted life with plenty of humor and wit. Full of moments that will make introverts say, "That's so me!" as well as helpful tips on surviving at parties and in the workplace, Text, Don't Call is the perfect gift for your quiet friends, or the extroverted ones who could use some help to better understand the introverts in their lives.
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CoffeeCatsBooks
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Mehso-so

A lot of this illustrated guide to introverts was spot on for me. Sometimes when our culture seems to value extrovert qualities more, it‘s comforting to see introvert qualities normalized. It ended up being a so-so because I was expecting a little more humor. Quick read. I‘m also an INFJ like the author (occasionally an INFP).

#NDNov

hermyknee I‘m an INFP! 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @hermyknee 😁 Only 4-5% of the population is! 1mo
hermyknee It‘s exhausting 😅 1mo
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arlenefinnigan
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Feeling this hard today. "I've got a headache I've got a headache I'm stressed I've got a headache" ME TOO HAVE YOU TRIED SHUTTING UP FOR FIVE SECONDS IT MIGHT HELP

PurpleyPumpkin My life every work day! Ugh. 😑 2mo
Jadams1776 Open floor plans are the worst!!! And the supervisor that complains about someone not getting their work done - have you tried not chatting with him all day????? 😤😤😤 2mo
Librarybelle Oh my gosh! This is so incredibly true!! Thank you for posting this. 2mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Sounds like the perfect weekend to me! 🤷‍♀️

Linsy Yes! 🙌 2mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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JazzFeathers 😂😂😂 2mo
Chrissyreadit 😂🤣😆 2mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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It‘s may have been a random read for my #Scarathlon team, but there is some pretty good Halloween advice here for introverts! 😏

#TeamStoker

TheReadingMermaid HA! 😂😂😂 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
Liatrek 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
Linsy 😆 2mo
batsy At one point I was thinking this about the house in the Haunting of Hill House—"it's just introverted and wants to be alone!" ? 2mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Pickpick

I loved this little book of introvert lessons and advice along with some great doodles. Definitely a fun read of your an introvert or trying to befriend one. 😏

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arlenefinnigan
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We just had a team meeting followed by enforced office fun (yay! Quiz! Word association games!) and now I have a migraine. Feeling this hard.

rretzler Pretty sure I could relate to that book. I can certainly understand the horror you just went through 😂 4mo
arlenefinnigan @rretzler highly recommend it! 4mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa YES! I can so relate! 4mo
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Bookwomble Ugh! The hell of "team bonding"! I feel your pain! 4mo
UnidragonFrag Ugh, yuck. Sounds.. fun? 🤢 hope your head feels better soon. 4mo
arlenefinnigan @Riveted_Reader_Melissa whole book is VERY relatable. 4mo
arlenefinnigan @Bookwomble "we should have a treat for hitting deadline!" is it......really a treat.....if I have to take Migraleve afterwards? 4mo
arlenefinnigan @UnidragonFrag ta. It's quietening/emptying now. Thank fuck for Migraleve and coffee and earphones 😉 4mo
marleed I hear you! 4mo
arlenefinnigan @marleed that's what I thought all the way through this book! 4mo
kathedron Ugh! I'm so sorry you had to suffer that in the name of someone else's idea of fun. 😫 4mo
arlenefinnigan @kathedron ta 😊 I really hate how you're judged at work on how enthusiastically you play along with crap like this and not on your actual work. 4mo
marleed I hated those deliberately bonding moment meetings so much that I volunteered for a 2-week long intense course on how to conduct such meetings hoping that if I truly understood it I would be a better participant. Well that was 2 weeks I‘ll never get back. (edited) 4mo
arlenefinnigan @marleed 😂 did you at least get some good answers to 'icebreaker' questions? 4mo
marleed @arlenefinnigan I did leave the course with my certificate and a better understanding of the attempt to build a cohesive workplace. The alternative is a company that doesn‘t give a damn about about employee relations. And actually the training taught me to be a better person personally since the whole 2 weeks was about compassion first. 4mo
arlenefinnigan @marleed 2 weeks though.... 4mo
marleed @arlenefinnigan I was emotionally rough training. 4mo
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Exia
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BeththeBookDragon
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Introverting in my bedroom with this book! ❤️

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arlenefinnigan
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Pickpick

I LOVED this. It absolutely talked my language. It's great to have someone say that being quite, needing alone time, needing time to think before speaking etc. aren't character flaws. "Be good to yourself, be true to yourself" is a great motto to live your life by.

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arlenefinnigan
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Oh, I HEAR you.

RachelO The next time I consider going back to an office job, pls can you throw this at me? 6mo
squirrelbrain Love this! Meetings, pah! And as for socialising with work colleagues....😬 6mo
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arlenefinnigan @squirrelbrain oh god yeah. They're trying to make 'payday night out' a thing in my office. If I'm not getting paid, I'm not there. 6mo
squirrelbrain Ugh, no thank you! 6mo
MicheleinPhilly This is one of the many reasons I love working from home! Every time a colleague emails at 9:00 at night from the office I think, you could have been done at 5 if you chatted less. 6mo
batsy This is why I went freelance ... Not the smartest life decision in terms of benefits and being financially set for life, but I was slowly losing my mind in the office set up... 6mo
arlenefinnigan Me: it's too noisy to read in the office, I'll go outside. Random passing stranger: ooh I bet that woman who's reading REALLY wants me to loudly ask her if it's starting to rain. Me: dies inside. 4mo
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arlenefinnigan
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Apparently the cricket's quite exciting #BooksAndBooze

MrBook Great pic! 6mo
Itchyfeetreader This looks right up my alley! 6mo
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arlenefinnigan
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I don't have a problem. I can stop buying books any time I want. #BooksAndBooze #lovelibraries 📚 #SupportYourLocal #LoveOldham

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megnews
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Ready for #twelveintwo

Samplergal Excellent! My kind of weekend. #introvertsrule 9mo
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megnews
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I‘m off for Presidents Day and these are my sentiments exactly.

Purrfectpages Agreed! 10mo
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megnews
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Pickpick

Wow. I learned some things about myself from this Illustrated Guide to the Introverted Life. I never recognized why I‘m the “helper” at other people‘s parties (when I even make it) or why I can‘t come home from an event with no time to spare and go straight to bed. Must. Have. Time. To. Unwind.

#introvertproblems

Book 67/90 2/16/19

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megnews
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This just made me laugh out loud! 🤣

wanderinglynn 😂😂😂 10mo
Patchshank Fantastic 🤣🤣🤣 10mo
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Michollio
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Pickpick

It does a great job of explaining how introverts generally function and the difference between them and extroverts. I usually want to pass books like this on to the extroverts in my life.

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Michollio
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An introvert table 😆

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Michollio
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'Help' from extroverts.

CoffeeNBooks They just don't get it, do they?! 🤣 1y
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WanderingBookaneer
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Mehso-so

If these were female, it‘d be @BookishMarginalia and myself. Many people don‘t get it, but they don‘t have to.
As for the review, the book was good inasmuch as it is relatable, but not great—it‘s no Sarah‘s Scribbles. ⭐️⭐️

Eggs My greatest joy/relationship--being alone together ❣️❣️ 2y
Jazruiz.2014 Same! Alone together. 2y
CouronneDhiver So true! 2y
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Weaponxgirl I don't think of anyone as close to me until we've done nothing together comfortably. 2y
riversong153 I get it!!! I love being alone together with someone..haven‘t found the right one yet though 🤷🏾‍♀️ 2y
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WanderingBookaneer
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ReadingSusan 🙋🏻‍♀️ 2y
DGRachel 🙋🏻‍♀️ 2y
TheQuietQuill 🙋🏻‍♀️ 2y
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Kelican17 🙋🏻‍♀️ i really enjoyed the book The Introvert‘s Way by Sophia Dembling. I remember feeling justified and empowered after reading it! 💪🏻💚😄 2y
FeastOfFiction Me! Hate talking on the phone!! If I text you, text me back. Don‘t call me. 😂😂 2y
AnneCecilie 🙋🏼 2y
Jazruiz.2014 I‘m not an introvert but I HATE talking on the phone. Lol. 😂🤣😂 2y
cobwebmoth 🙋‍♀️ 2y
Gissy I think I'm 🙋🏻 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Introvert 🙋‍♀️. The world is way too people-y. And thank God for texting. I've always hated ta'll on the phone. 2y
TrishB 🙋 2y
ComradeMao yes! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙋‍♀️ 2y
jillannjohn I don‘t think of myself as an introvert but sometimes when I‘m around people all day I have to get some quiet time. 2y
Jas16 Me! 2y
CouronneDhiver More than anyone really understands, yes! 2y
MoMogrl Definitely! 2y
Kdgordon88 Definitely! Being around people is exhausting! 2y
TongueTiedSLP11 Me! 🙋🏻‍♀️ 2y
Karkar Me totally! From what I have seen I would guess a good 80% of Littens. 2y
TheLibrarian Most definitely me! 2y
Weaponxgirl Yup, I need alone time to be able to go out and be fun occasionally 2y
VioletBramble Me! 📵 2y
Amor4Libros 🙋🏽‍♀️ 2y
Oryx Yup 2y
Wife Me! Always have been. 2y
AmyG Me 2y
Amie 🙋 and getting more and more introverted the older I get. 2y
NovelGirl82 👋 2y
Hooked_on_books Have always been 2y
JessClark78 🙋🏻‍♀️ 2y
Lmstraubie 🙋 2y
QueenJen 🙋‍♀️ 2y
riversong153 🙋🏾‍♀️ 2y
Joyfulmimi 🙋🏽‍♀️ 2y
shadowspeak17 🙋🏽‍♀️ 2y
Clare-Dragonfly 🙋🏻‍♀️ 2y
Scurvygirl Oh that‘s me! People make me want to🔪🔪🔪! 💜 But not Littens💚💚 2y
auntie_jenn 👋🏻 2y
dragondrool Yep. Introvert. 2y
JHSiess I test as an Introvert on the Myers-Briggs personality inventory which was an eye-opener. No one who meets me would think, "Oh, she's introverted." Unless they are familiar with Myers-Briggs which analyzes where one's strength originates: from within (introvert) or from others (extrovert). I am a full-fledged M-B introvert. When I'm done, I'm soooooo done & need to recharge. Alone. Hate crowds more & more as I age. So . . . ?‍♀️ 2y
alysonwrites 🙋🏻‍♀️ One thing I‘ve always known about myself even before I knew the word. I loved Susan Cain‘s book (tagged) and am so glad more introverts are making their voices heard! 2y
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Onceuponatime
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I read in my car to avoid socializing with other moms during my daughter‘s art class. 😂 #introvertlife

Reviewsbylola Socializing with unknown parents is so hard for me. 🙈 2y
IheartYA You sound like me. 😕🤣 2y
Jovy I thought I was the only one who did that! 😂 2y
JacqMac I prefer my car and a book to parent socializing, too. It‘s so awkward! 2y
Tianarose I read in my car on my lunch break everyday. Lol. 2y
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Eyelit
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So much truth on these pages 😄
#introvertproblems

cobwebmoth Yes! Talking on the phone is my worst nightmare. 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Talking on the phone is the WORST! 2y
BookBabe Lmao!! So true!! 😂😂😂 2y
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tournevis I'm an extrovert and I hate hate hate talking on the phone. 2y
QuietlyLaura I hate phone calls! Most people I know text instead except for those older relatives. 😐 2y
batsy I hate talking on the phone too. If talking needs to happen, I always prefer to talk in person 😆 2y
vivastory The worst are people who put the call on speaker phone 😠 2y
dariazeoli 👍 2y
AmandaL Yes! This also goes for FaceTime calls - just NO. 2y
EvieBee @AmandaL OMG yes. The worst. 2y
batsy @AmandaL Oh god, agreed. 2y
mellissimo I hate phone calls too! It's the worst if you don't know who calls.. 2y
AmandaL @EvieBee @batsy @Eyelit It's so nice to know I'm not alone in this. 😁 2y
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CareBear
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Apparently I‘m an extremist. #introvertorextrovert

Seekingtardis Mine was REALLY similar!!! 2y
Andrew65 That‘s the highest introverted I‘ve seen yet, beat my 75%. 2y
EvieBee The book you tagged Hahahaha! Love it. Think this all the time. Or preface the call with a text. Am I right? 2y
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CareBear @Seekingtardis @Andrew65 I was a little embarrassed by this, but it seems there are others with high numbers like this! 2y
CareBear @EvieBee yes! Or call before you show up at my door. I‘ve had to have some tough conversations about that one! 2y
EvieBee @CareBear OMG yes! Quickest way to see my hide out in my bathroom. 2y
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Liberty
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💯 😂👏

Book_Bound_Club 😂 this is so perfect! 2y
Jinjer 😂 2y
minkyb ‼️ 2y
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readvoraciously Yes! My library shared this recently too. LOVE it! 2y
Suet624 So get away 😂😂😂 love it. 2y
Biljana 🤣 2y
Maria514626 Love!! 2y
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BookishMarginalia
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GrilledCheeseSamurai I always forget I'm supposed to be paying attention when people are talking to me. I wish it was like YouTube & you could poke them to see a progress bar on how much longer you have to listen for. 🤔 2y
BookNAround @GrilledCheeseSamurai LMAO! (And now that you mention it, I fully agree.) I also wonder how to escape long talking people without being completely rude but I generally just end up trapped and screaming inside my head! 2y
Txdmarie @GrilledCheeseSamurai that‘s freaking brilliant! I‘m going to start poking people in the forehead. When they ask what I‘m doing I‘m going to politely inform them I‘m simply seeing how much time was left. Hmmmmm. This could work! 2y
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Elizabeth2 LOL! 2y
Txdmarie This is like when the cashier at the grocery store asks me “did you find everything alright?” I enjoy seeing their confused face when I answer “why? Are you hiding something?” 2y
GrilledCheeseSamurai @Txdmarie Haha. I'm gonna use that one! 🤗👍 2y
IWriteInTheNight @Txdmarie hahaha! love It😂 2y
pinkpygmypuffs This is awesome 2y
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