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February 14, 2015

'Introjis' offer introverts shorthand for alone time

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Designer Rebecca Evie Lynch has come forward with an emoji collection for introverts.

Everyone knows the familiar dreaded feeling. You receive a text inviting you to go somewhere with a friend or a loved one, but you just don't have it in you to do it. It takes you a painful five minutes to come up with a response that won't be taken the wrong way or make you seem lame. 

Now there's no need to sweat it anymore. Designer Rebecca Evie Lynch has developed a set of new emojis specifically for introverts looking to dodge social intrusions with grace, Fast Company's Co.Create reports

Lynch came up with the idea on the heels of a breakup. Her ex explained that he needed more time alone, so that got Lynch thinking. She has created more than 30 "introjis" that convey particular needs for personal space. 

"Introverts tend to find the company of others draining," explains Lynch. "But communication isn't a one-way street. I want my system to be sympathetic to the other person in the equation."

The introji series is currently just a prototype, but Lynch is seeking feedback for how to introduce the visual texts as a free app. 

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