Whether you want to express shock, hunger, love, happiness or anger, or you just fancy sending someone a picture of an aubergine every so often, emojis let you convey all sorts of emotions and reactions quickly – and most of the time even humorously.
However, there is a lack of emoticons that express more complex issues, such as an individual’s need to have a little time for themselves. Designer Rebecca Lynch realized that this was a problem and so has created a range of ‘Introji’: emoticons for introverts!
“I started creating a communication system for introverts after my boyfriend of three years broke up with me, citing the need for more time alone,” Rebecca says. “I’m an introvert, too, but I realized my enthusiasm for being in a relationship sometimes overshadows my ability to read others’ signals.
In my relationships and friendships, I use text messages with emojis, but often find myself reaching for a symbol that isn’t there, a little picture that could communicate a need or feeling easily where words might be misunderstood. So I started making introjis, emojis for introverts, as an easier visual way to tell a loved one or friend that you need more time and space.”
Featured photo credit: Introji via facebook.com