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12 Ways You Know You’re an Introverted Christian

I am an introvert. I am a Christian. I am an introverted Christian. Does this sound like you? See if you can relate to these 12 signs.

 

1. Worshipping is fun and all, but having headphones on, worshipping in the comfort of your own world, still wins.

 

2. Church ends, mingling begins (aka WORST THING EVER).

 

3. That moment at camp where you just want to be alone to recharge and there is nowhere to go.

 

4. You’d rather hang out with your closest friends than in a big group any day of the week.

 

5. When your youth group is cancelled and you can just be alone at home.

 

6. Your friend asks you about a certain story and you go into a super-deep theological discussion right then and there.

 

7. You’d rather be on the pulpit giving the sermon than having to make small talk with a group during the “introduce yourself to someone around you” segment of each church service.

 

8. You’re quiet on the outside, but inside, your brain is giving the best theological discussion since Martin Luther.

 

9. You in the church van.

 

10. The guy in your youth group or community group you’re totally crushing on? Yeah, he’s probably an extrovert.

 

11. You’re a VERY loyal friend and a great example of what Jesus preached. In fact, your honesty and love toward others are your strongest attributes.

 

12. The event calendar that’s on your youth group or community group Facebook page is literally stressing you out.

 

13. You’re truly the best listener ever, and your friends know this. Hello coffee + friend + epic discussion + prayer = BEST night ever.

 

Image: Lightstock | LindsayLane

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  1. raesta102

    Posted by raesta102 on January 28, 2017 at 22:33

    Wow, this is so accurate. Literally, in every way. I always felt sort of weird/guilty for being able to worship better at home in my room with my headphones in than at church in the crowd, so seeing that in the list is actually a huge relief for me.

  2. Schwibz

    Posted by Schwibz on March 24, 2016 at 01:37

    That’s completely me!!

  3. Project Inspired

    Posted by Gymnastics14 on February 9, 2015 at 13:17

    All of these are me lol 😉

  4. godzbeeb

    Posted by godzbeeb on January 8, 2015 at 22:46

    The Once Upon A Time gif at the end made this whole post even better than it already was.

  5. Project Inspired

    Posted by petrichorandfireflies on January 7, 2015 at 13:11

    This is completely me.

  6. Project Inspired

    Posted by AppleBlossom15 on December 30, 2014 at 03:58

    This is so me!

  7. ciaociara

    Posted by ciaociara on December 10, 2014 at 17:35

    You become a prayer warrior for someone in your church and you’ve never even spoken to them (or not very much)! There was an older man in my church with aggressive cancer and I prayed for him every night for a year without speaking to him, haha.

  8. freedomlights

    Posted by freedomlights on December 9, 2014 at 20:01

    This is totally me!

  9. Neaster

    Posted by Neaster on December 9, 2014 at 08:58

    Awesome list!! I esp. like the last one with the gif from Once Upon a Time!

  10. loveoutloud

    Posted by loveoutloud on November 26, 2014 at 14:50

    I can definitely relate to a lot of these, but seeing as I’m home schooled, I’m always sad when youth group and/ or events are canceled, because all my best friends are always there.

    • AudgPaudg

      Posted by AudgPaudg on November 29, 2014 at 13:31

      Yeah, being homeschooled does get you all excited for Youth Group events because all of our super cool friends are there. 🙂

  11. gabby99

    Posted by gabby99 on November 24, 2014 at 14:40

    this is so true!!

  12. Emmy14

    Posted by Emmy14 on November 23, 2014 at 19:15

    This totally describes me.

  13. Project Inspired

    Posted by supergirlygamer on November 23, 2014 at 14:55

    That is me

  14. Project Inspired

    Posted by sustainia on November 22, 2014 at 20:46

    I agree with a lot of these, but kind of have an issue with 5 and 7. Introversion is not synonymous with shyness. Youth group is one of my favorite places because I love hanging out with and fellowshipping with the people there, and I also love meeting new people and making new friends! I need my alone time for sure, but that doesn’t mean I don’t equally love interacting with people (just in smaller doses than extroverts do)!

  15. thespiritualwarrior7

    Posted by thespiritualwarrior7 on November 22, 2014 at 10:43

    YES TO ALL. THIS IS ME.

  16. Project Inspired

    Posted by Karyn14 on November 22, 2014 at 09:37

    Haha so true!! 🙂

  17. Project Inspired

    Posted by beautifulcreature on November 22, 2014 at 00:13

    All true for me except five I love going to youth group

  18. May All Your Bacon Burn

    Posted by May All Your Bacon Burn on November 21, 2014 at 17:52

    I have issues telling people about Christ because of my introversion, to be honest.It’s one of the things I dislike the most about myself…

  19. Project Inspired

    Posted by GuardGirl05 on November 21, 2014 at 17:29

    There are 13 ways… lol

  20. Sydney_Andrews

    Posted by Sydney_Andrews on November 21, 2014 at 16:47

    THIS IS ME

  21. Project Inspired

    Posted by saraileft on November 21, 2014 at 16:37

    Number 10 made me laugh so much. I think I’m half introvert and half extrovert

  22. SimplyBeautiful

    Posted by SimplyBeautiful on November 21, 2014 at 16:07

    This applies to a ton of my friends! But now you need one on extroverts for me lol

    • Momoko

      Posted by Momoko on November 24, 2014 at 17:34

      I am definitely an extrovert, too! Although, I have my introverted moments, as well. I would like to see an extroverted version, too! 🙂

  23. God_Girl_22

    Posted by God_Girl_22 on November 21, 2014 at 14:13

    Is it good or bad to be an introverted Christian?

    • Momoko

      Posted by Momoko on November 24, 2014 at 17:36

      Not at all! God made each of us unique and special. To be introverted just means that you have more introverted tendencies, like you get your energy from spending time alone and/or with God, and you would prefer to be in smaller groups of people. Even extroverts (who are really just more extroverted than introverted) have their introverted moments, too. You are not alone! 🙂

    • vanilla

      Posted by vanilla on November 22, 2014 at 21:07

      I don’t think it’s necessarily good or bad. It’s just a personality difference. There are definitely strengths and weaknesses of being introverted, just like with being extroverted. We need different types of people to balance each other out.

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by sustainia on November 22, 2014 at 20:44

      neither! it’s just a personality type. if God decided to make you an introvert, then that is wonderful!

  24. Project Inspired

    Posted by Lichenut on November 21, 2014 at 13:51

    So true, except #7 – I hate being in the spotlight.

  25. LizzieJean

    Posted by LizzieJean on November 21, 2014 at 13:24

    This is SO perfect! I agree 100% with all of these. Especially #2 😀

  26. pinkkitty523

    Posted by pinkkitty523 on November 21, 2014 at 12:55

    YES to number 5 and 2!!!

  27. jesslt

    Posted by jesslt on November 21, 2014 at 07:57

    I’m an introvert- kinda hard getting involved at church- but these are so true and oh so hilarious! 🙂

  28. Baine

    Posted by Baine on November 20, 2014 at 20:40

    Yep, totally me. When I say that I need to charge up for church, people just don’t get it.

  29. kellybarta14

    Posted by kellybarta14 on November 20, 2014 at 19:24

    This is hilarious!

  30. Clairabear

    Posted by Clairabear on November 20, 2014 at 16:17

    Totally me!!!!

  31. Project Inspired

    Posted by f.a.i.t.h on November 20, 2014 at 13:16

    lol:D
    shouldn’t laugh but that’s funny.