10 Myths About Introverts
Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk.
This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t shut up for days.
Myth #2 – Introverts are shy.
Shyness has nothing to do with being an Introvert. Introverts are not necessarily afraid of people. What they need is a reason to interact. They don’t interact for the sake of interacting. If you want to talk to an Introvert, just start talking. Don’t worry about being polite.
Myth #3 – Introverts are rude.
Introverts often don’t see a reason for beating around the bush with social pleasantries. They want everyone to just be real and honest. Unfortunately, this is not acceptable in most settings, so Introverts can feel a lot of pressure to fit in, which they find exhausting.
Myth #4 – Introverts don’t like people.
On the contrary, Introverts intensely value the few friends they have. They can count their close friends on one hand. If you are lucky enough for an introvert to consider you a friend, you probably have a loyal ally for life. Once you have earned their respect as being a person of substance, you’re in.
Myth #5 – Introverts don’t like to go out in public.
Nonsense. Introverts just don’t like to go out in public FOR AS LONG. They also like to avoid the complications that are involved in public activities. They take in data and experiences very quickly, and as a result, don’t need to be there for long to “get it.” They’re ready to go home, recharge, and process it all. In fact, recharging is absolutely crucial for Introverts.
Myth #6 – Introverts always want to be alone.
Introverts are perfectly comfortable with their own thoughts. They think a lot. They daydream. They like to have problems to work on, puzzles to solve. But they can also get incredibly lonely if they don’t have anyone to share their discoveries with. They crave an authentic and sincere connection with ONE PERSON at a time.
Myth #7 – Introverts are weird.
Introverts are often individualists. They don’t follow the crowd. They’d prefer to be valued for their novel ways of living. They think for themselves and because of that, they often challenge the norm. They don’t make most decisions based on what is popular or trendy.
Myth #8 – Introverts are aloof nerds.
Introverts are people who primarily look inward, paying close attention to their thoughts and emotions. It’s not that they are incapable of paying attention to what is going on around them, it’s just that their inner world is much more stimulating and rewarding to them.
Myth #9 – Introverts don’t know how to relax and have fun.
Introverts typically relax at home or in nature, not in busy public places. Introverts are not thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies. If there is too much talking and noise going on, they shut down. Their brains are too sensitive to the neurotransmitter called Dopamine. Introverts and Extroverts have different dominant neuro-pathways. Just look it up.
Myth #10 – Introverts can fix themselves and become Extroverts.
A world without Introverts would be a world with few scientists, musicians, artists, poets, filmmakers, doctors, mathematicians, writers, and philosophers. That being said, there are still plenty of techniques an Extrovert can learn in order to interact with Introverts. (Yes, I reversed these two terms on purpose to show you how biased our society is.) Introverts cannot “fix themselves” and deserve respect for their natural temperament and contributions to the human race. In fact, one study (Silverman, 1986) showed that the percentage of Introverts increases with IQ.
This is all sooooo truuuuue. Every single one applies to me. Especially #1. Oh god, especially #1. I loathe inane chatter and small talk. But you should have seen me and a coworker when we discovered we both love Doctor Who (I’m in the United States, so it’s not quite as ubiquitous here, hah). Another coworker gave us funny looks. It was great.
That day Diana taught a child how to unleash the fucking fury.
Diana is so precious.
Wonder Woman, teaching women and girls how to kick ass like a mother fucking boss since 1941.
Best part of the entire movie
(besides Nathan Fillion being one of the voice actors)
This is Panduck, a red panda/mandarin duck gryphon.
This has been my most complicated completed costume yet - A unique styled head with vision from under the beak, complicated markings and too many furs for me to remember off the top of my head, and those wings!
A little history first, I have been working on this project for a while and so this costume is actually a collection of several years worth of work which makes it rather unique IMO since even *I* cannot remake another like it XD
The head was originally created almost exactly 4 years ago - I remade several parts on it recently to bring them up to my current standards, but most of it is original. Amusingly, since the beak is foam not plastic as I would use now, it is actually lighter in weight than a head I made now would likely be.
The feet and most of the bodysuit were made around the same time as the head and the hands a while later. I had made a tail but decided recently to make a totally new one to bring it up to current standards. The wing frame has been in various stages of construction and has been remade a few times over the years but the coverings (ie feathers) and the attachments to the body are totally brand new.
The wings are about 3 feet tall and 4 feet wide and weigh just over 10 pounds (includes both wings and the back plate and all attachments). The wings naturally stay extended (in that half open position) but can be manually collapsed for transport (or to fit through doors) but then will spring back out once released.
They are attached to the body using a new method I do not think has been used in this fandom before which is very secure and easy to wear since it provides full body support (rather than a harness which digs into the shoulders or the waist). They can detach without taking the bodysuit off, but they can also stay attached so that one person can conceivably put the costume on (though having a 2nd makes it much quicker as they can support the wings).
Once on, despite how intricate it is, the whole costume is as easy to wear as any other classic fursuit and can come off in seconds, which is everything that I was hoping for when I started making it :D Since I believe no matter how great a fursuit looks, it’s not actually useable unless it is comfortable as well.
I am very happy with how this project has come together. I really had no idea when i started it and had to make up a lot of new stuff along the way, which has, I believe, expanded my abilities, as well as my perception of my own abilities, as a costume artist.
I really hope the owner has as much fun with this costume as I have and that it is everything that I want it to be for them.