Artist and introvert Aaron Caycedo-Kimura set up a creative persona for his insightful comics. As INFJoe, he shares the joys and frustrations about being an introvert.
I first ran into the comics through his book Text, Don’t Call: An Illustrated Guide to the Introverted Life.
The book cover describes it like this:
“Introversion is no longer taboo, but there are still many misconceptions out there. People think we’re just shy or anti-social. That we don’t want to have close relationships, that we’re all cat people, or that we don’t like big parties. (Okay, the last one may be true.)”
And, boy, do INFJoe Cartoons deliver! As an introvert married to another introvert, I find so much to relate in the comics. Below are some of my favorites.
“I LOVE being alone. Together.”
“Sometimes we want to be left alone. Sometimes we want to be included. Most of the time we want to be included with the option to be left alone.”
“Staring off into space ≠ I’m bored. Talk to me.”
“Staring off into space = I’m busy working here.”
Love ’em! Especially the one about being alone together. There’s so much comfort in knowing at gut level that your partner knows exactly what it’s like to be an introvert, too.
Note: I wasn’t paid or perked to mention this; just passing along a good thing.