As an introvert I love watching movies that accurately depicts other introverts or the socially awkward. It just reinforces the idea that I’m not alone. And often they are feel good TV shows and movies that life the spirits and have the attitude of “you can do anything if you set your mind to it!”
I’ve always been impressed with Sherlock’s ability to deduce. I was a little jealous and even tried my hand at it once in a while to varying levels of success. Introverts are smart, but sometimes we can come off as rude because we decline invitations to social gatherings because we are recharging. And like Sherlock, somethings may be obvious to an introvert, but not as plain to an extrovert. Be kind in pointing things out, and not super rude like Sherlock!
2. Gilmore Girls
Rory Gilmore accurately represents all bookworms. Most introverts enjoy this series because she is such a relatable character! Rory is kind, likes to spend time reading, and is very thoughtful.
3. The Big Bang Theory
This crew of guys are used to being the smartest people in the room however, they all have difficulty talking to the opposite sex, and let’s be honest we would be kidding ourselves if that isn’t relatable. Even though introverts are intelligent because they spend so much time thinking, reading, learning, and observing we do sometimes struggle with common sense or life experiences involving being social.
YES. Will Graham: so smart, so empathetic, but so far inside his own head he is painfully uncomfortable communicating with other people. He represents us introverts in the fact that he prefers the company of dogs to people (he has like 10 doggos!), and he is so socially awkward. We can see ourselves in him, except for the fact that he profiles murderers and stuff.
5. Star Trek: The Original Series
Maybe it was because he was a Vulcan or maybe it was because Spock was half human and the human half was definitely an introvert. But even though he is awkward he doesn’t really care, and that is something I think we can all learn from him. We have strengths, but in the social world sometimes we fall short of ours and other people’s expectations. It’s okay to take time for yourself and recharge (Spock meditates!). It’s what we do. When we step outside of our comfort zone we need to just be ourselves, and we will learn along the way!
1. Carrie Pilby
Carrie Pilby is the type of reader I aspire to be. This girl can read 17 books in a week, but she does little else. She is a hermit and is definitely not experienced in life. Despite her extreme anti-social tendencies she is still relatable in some ways and is a very lovable character. Introverts will love her because I do! It’s also based on a book, so you will love it even more!
2. What About Bob
Bob Wiley is more like an “I’m afraid of everything,” person, but just the way he interacts with society is just hysterical! He is terrified of germs, elevators, strange buildings, loud noises, and people just to name a few. The whole movie is about him trying to face his fears and it makes for some pretty funny stuff. He is an introvert for sure, but the whole “facing your fears” is a theme that runs deep. This movie shows how ridiculous it is to be afraid of everything. Definitely a must watch!
3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Charlie is everything an introvert is. He is a wallflower…some of the time. He has a small group of close friends, he needs time to himself, he learns by watching, and he is very self aware. This character was one of the first that I truly related to. He was shy, smart, needed a small and close knit friend group, but also kept to himself . Watching Charlie navigate through high school and life was like looking in a mirror.
4. 10 Things I Hate About You
Kat is the aggressive introvert. She hates people. She shows how past experiences can shape us positively or negatively. Kat is smart, witty, and sharp tongued. While most introverts are quiet, polite, and mind their own business…Kat will tell people straight up when they are wrong, and will do so rather rudely. She is a different type of introvert. She likes to be alone, but is not afraid to stand up for herself.
5. Harry Potter Series
Two words: Hermione Granger. Hermione is proof that introverts can be brave! She is smart, annoying, yet lovable. She embodies what most introverts are: a little withdrawn, smart, and yet sociable. Harry Potter made it awesome to be book smart because it may just one day save your life!