Have you ever noticed that introverts are like cats? I’ve talked about the similarities before, but I’ve found even more parallels, which are summarized in the below comic, illustrated by my nephew Brandon Chung.
A love for cat naps
Both introverts and cats love to curl up and have a good snooze. Cats can sleep all day. Often we introverts wish we could, too.
The warm and fuzzy connection
Introverts tend to gravitate toward warm and fuzzy things: cozy blankets, soft pyjamas, cuddly animal friends. Meanwhile, cats ARE a warm and fuzzy thing.
Cats don’t snuggle up to just anyone. Neither do introverts. We’re selectively affectionate. We save the warm glow of our love for our dearest friends and family.
Hiding from strangers
Cats run and hide under the bed the moment they hear a stranger at the door. Introverts are just as quick to hide from unexpected guests.
A calm and aloof demeanour
People often describe both introverts and cats as calm and aloof. But that’s just the people who don’t really know us. Our loved ones see our playful and affectionate side.
Cats are simple creatures. All they need is food, a cozy corner, and the occasional belly-rub. Introverts are much the same. Replace the belly rubs with wi-fi and we’re content as can be.
Fear of the phone
Both cats and introverts are scared of a ringing phone. After all, nothing ruins our favorite activities —napping and daydreaming—more than than an unexpected call.
While you’re here, be sure to check out my new book, The Year of The Introvert. It’s a daily inspiration book filled with nuggets of introverted wisdom, reflection questions, and tools to live your best innie life.
Your nephew has hit it out of the park with this one Michaela. So have you with your accompanying words but I especially love the cartoon this time. Kudos!
Thanks so much Ernie! 🙂
the cartoon is so lovely! 😀
I have always related to cats…LOL
I guess I relate to cats a little too well based on Brandon’s comic! LOL That describes me pretty accurately.
I figure I identify with felines excessively very much in view of Brandon’s comic! LOL That portrays me pretty precisely.
Dogs are extroverts and cats are introverts.
I love back rubs 😍 basically I’m a cat 😻