A Playlist For Introverts

Nearly nothing impacts your mood as heavily as music. As an introvert myself, of the INTP variety, I am really drawn to moody music that probably sounds sad to some people but which to me is striking and beautiful. I was reading about the character traits of INTP people and saw that we are usually drawn to more minor keys and don’t really like happy sounding music. Isn’t that depressing! Anyway, here are 18 songs I found that really capture that introvert state of mind. I gotta say “Recokner” by Radiohead is my favorite. I used to blast that bad boy all by myself in my room with the door closed and locked, singing my little gay heart out.

1. “Recokner,” Radiohead

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wCJPm19XYQ&w=584&h=390%5D

2. “In Repair,” John Mayer

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYEc48RAQN8&w=584&h=390%5D

3. “Everybody Hurts,” R.E.M.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijZRCIrTgQc&w=584&h=390%5D

4. “Lessons,” S O H N

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e17iXDf0NGE&w=584&h=390%5D

5. “Nowhere Man,” The Beatles

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfWEPu0w-7w&w=584&h=390%5D

6. “How Soon Is Now,” The Smiths

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEq8DBxm0J4&w=584&h=390%5D

7. “I Hate Everyone,” Go Set Go

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y626eTivs60&w=584&h=390%5D

8. “Creep,” Radiohead

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJaAUyK-kNU&w=584&h=390%5D

9. “Loner,” Burial

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYOkaOU1T0U&w=584&h=390%5D

10. “Beautiful Mother,” Dirty Projectors

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYKeNkKkPWw&w=584&h=390%5D

11. “ETC,” Francis and the Lights

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odP_d9NHfbY&w=584&h=390%5D

12. “Across the Night,” Silverchair

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jSHuLGF08s&w=584&h=390%5D

13. “Cocoon,” Bjork

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVHpBCjUu8M&w=584&h=390%5D

14. “Solitude Is Bliss,” Tame Impala

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxvf7gR4-2M&w=584&h=390%5D

15. “Retrograde,” James Blake

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6p6PcFFUm5I&w=584&h=390%5D

16. “Cold Nights,” How To Dress Well

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEEBnL7OvIg&w=584&h=390%5D

17. “Dance, Dance, Dance,” Lykki Li

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=modXbqbsAvs&w=584&h=390%5D

18. “4’33”,” John Cage (lol)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN2zcLBr_VM&w=584&h=390%5D

What are some of your favorite go-to introvert-y type of songs? Leave them in the comments! Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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