I’m not sure how many people are talking about this already but I’ve had a browse through introvert stories and they seem quite… stereotypical? Based on most of the captions, they seem to be “introverted, quiet, shy girl meets lively, outgoing, popular boy”. Whilst this concept isn’t necessarily bad on its own, it’s basically just good girl bad boy but with a different name.
I find the book-loving-coffee-drinking-UwU and the no-one-understands-me type characters annoying tbh. Introverts are often labelled as being shy, geeky, desperate to be different, edgy etc and these tropes do not help. Some introverts ARE these things but these traits are the only ones presented when it comes to introverts. Also not every introvert loves books. Just saying.
When it comes to romance, introversion is seen as a massive barrier. It stops the character from talking to their crush or it magically disappears when they’re in a relationship.
“I’m too scared to talk to him” <-- THIS is shyness (but sometimes seems like anxiety which the author just uses a “quirky” trait) Introverts aren’t necessarily scared of social interaction but would rather just not take part.
“everything changed when I met him” Yeah… no. You still need to recharge your batteries once in a while.
Where is the INTJ’s analytic behaviour causing them to be confused? The INFP’s optimism? These are missed opportunities!
And finally, the one I can’t stand. INTROVERTS CAN HAVE FRIENDS. Wanting to be alone does not equate loneliness.
(idk if anyone’s even going to read this - if you made it this far congrats)