Introverts may enjoy spending time by themselves, but we'll let Debbie Tung show them they're not alone.
The self-taught artist creates tons of illustrations that show what it's really like to be an introverted person. She shared her work on her website and Instagram account titled Where's My Bubble? From feeling physically drained after social interactions, to finding solitary bliss in public places, to avoiding small talk at all costs, her illustrations demonstrate exactly how other introverts feel. And that can certainly be comforting to those who can relate.
"Before I found out about introversion and my personality type, I thought there was something wrong with me. I've been trying to 'fix' myself since I was a child because I wanted to live up to the extrovert ideal and be accepted," Tung told A Plus. "On the day I took the Myers Briggs personality test and discovered I was an INFJ – that was when I made my first introvert comic. Creating comics became the best way for me to express myself. It helped me to be more open, understand my flaws and take things from a positive and humorous point of view."
If her illustrations weren't kickass enough, Tung has also managed to remind us that if you're passionate about something, you'll always find time for it. And you definitely don't have to be an extrovert to be an overachiever.
"I work as a programmer (which I love!)," she wrote on her website. "But on the way realized I also wanted to spend more time on my art mainly because, well, life is too short not to! So this is where I stand, balancing contract software development work for clients and working in my sketchbook whenever I can."
Check out some of our favorite introvert illustrations from Tung below:
(H/T: Bored Panda)