Yesterday I was trading tweets, DMs, and Facebook messages with my friend and fellow INFJ @TaraSkurtu. She had expressed that the Facebook typing indicator (not to be confused with the Myers-Briggs…
Source: What #Introverts Want You to Know about the Typing Indicator
I’ve been following @INFJoe for a while and have enjoyed seeing his cartoons that frame introverts perfectly in real life situations. This one resonated with me in that I’ve kept my distance with some apps that show when the other person is typing a response. There are times when I get a message, read it, start to respond then delete it without sending anything. In a few cases, I’ve received a follow-up message asking why I didn’t respond when it showed I had indeed started to respond. That indicator had forced me to reply when I hadn’t wanted to and put me on the spot. It wasn’t comfortable, but my close acquaintances understand for the most part.
Living in an extroverted world is difficult sometimes.