Introverts are observant by nature. They’re the quiet ones who prefer to sit at the sidelines and observe those around them. And no, they’re not judging people when they do this. This also doesn’t mean that introverts are wallflowers. They can talk your ear off if the topic is something they’re passionate or know a lot about. They simply don’t feel the need nor have the energy to be social butterflies.
As Susan Cain puts it, “We’re not anti-social; we’re just differently social.”(via sirmorgan)
Sometimes I have the strangest feeling about you… Even as you’re as near as you’re now.. It feels as though I had a string, tied here under my left rib where my heart is, tightly knotted to you in a similar fashion… And when you go away, with all that distance between us, I fear thus cord will be snapped, and I shall bleed inwardly…
Jane Eyre (1996)