I Am An Extroverted Introvert

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    socially anxious extroverted introvert....

    or am i an introverted extrovert?! I like to go out and meet people and have fun.  But when I get home I HAVE to unwind, be by myself, watch TV... something. But also I get really nervous in new social situations... sometimes to the point of just staying home...
    passionateactorxox passionateactorxox
    31-35, M
    4 Responses Nov 11, 2009

    For me it's a weird situation.

    I WANT and at times even NEED to be around people. But physically I can't do it. I can only be around people for maybe four or five hours Max before feeling like I need to rest - and on extreme cases even sleep. My energies deplete faster than a faulty iPhone battery.
    emiveritas emiveritas
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 4, 2014

    Learned To Adapt..

    I learned to adapt to an extroverted world, but I'm an introvert by nature.  I can do well in front of groups and I can mingle well at parties and bars.  But being social actually taxes me.  I'm so drained afterwards though, and it takes me time to get that energy...
    PHSensei PHSensei
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Feb 5, 2010

    An extroverted..introvert?

    yes. I am a high school student who is outgoing, very friendly, well liked by people at my school etc. but I'm usually no more then an "nice classmate" to most of my peers, and it's really starting to bug me.. But also not really. You see I spend every weekend alone wether it's...
    Girlinthefloweredskirt Girlinthefloweredskirt
    18-21, F
    Apr 19, 2014

    whatever that means..

    . would someone care to explain. I know what it is, but why should I care? This is a challenge, I believe I already have my opinion formulated on this-but if you care to try and change it (its not like this is an important topic anyways) then I will welcome the thoughts
    ClimbingThinker ClimbingThinker
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 29, 2015

    I feel like a walking oxymoron!

    Hi! I'm not sure how to start this, but I've always been very outgoing yet completely detached at the same time. I love a good party but I also love being on my own. Over time, I've gotten used to it, but not too long ago I started living with roommates and I started noticing...
    tinatastic tinatastic
    22-25, F
    Jul 16, 2012

    I'm really shy and unsociable,

    but I'm also really hyper and outgoing, I talk a lot when you get to know me too.
    XxLastHopexX XxLastHopexX
    13-15, F
    1 Response May 19, 2015

    Sometimes I feel like going out

    and socialize with friends and go somewhere to hangout but then most of the time wanted to just stay at home.
    Fristz Fristz
    22-25, F
    Oct 28, 2015

    I'm noticed I happy being alone home

    for days! And when I meet people I'm polite and answer their questions... But I never have any interest in them. So I almost never asking then any questions... And if I do. It's only to be polite... Haha. So I just play along with the game.... I rather have deep talks late...
    realcomplicated realcomplicated
    26-30, M
    Feb 4

    Put me in a social situation,

    and I'm killer at being social, but I hate every second of it and find it to be tremendously draining. I avoid going to parties or out to the bars with my friends because I quit drinking and I've found that being around drunk people while I'm sober is a horrible time. I'd rather...
    l3g3nd l3g3nd
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jun 7, 2015

    *Sigh* Help Me!

    you know I write about the state of the world too much because when you know how it operates the way I do these days it's easier to hide behind an ivory tower of intellectualism then it is to even try to connect to someone. It's my great terror that i've become an uncultured...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix
    26-30, M
    Feb 14, 2013

    I found this one by accident,

    but I think it fits me. I know that deep down I am an introvert -- I like to recharge by being by myself and a day full of social interactions with a large group of people can be draining for me. But most people I work with consider me an extrovert -- always interacting with...
    alteregoeleven alteregoeleven
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jun 10, 2015

    socially anxious extroverted introvert....

    or am i an introverted extrovert?! I like to go out and meet people and have fun.  But when I get home I HAVE to unwind, be by myself, watch TV... something. But also I get really nervous in new social situations... sometimes to the point of just staying home...
    passionateactorxox passionateactorxox
    31-35, M
    5 Responses Nov 11, 2009

    Being Introverted Or Extroverted

    Before going into my current vocation, I took a battery of personality tests and psychological stability inventories.  They were administered by a clinical psychologist (I am not one).  What I'm going to share is what he told me, and although it probably doesn't line up...
    romanticidiot romanticidiot
    46-50, M
    8 Responses Jan 16, 2009

    Hi! :)I just want to say

    that i take forever to reply to messages and people start assuming that i am being arrogant or ignoring them and what not,i just want to clarify that i do think about YOU and respect you but because of my schedule and my nature i don't reply immediately or take weeks in replying...
    moonii moonii
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 7, 2015

    That's funny you know

    because I thought I would have to explain all the stuff about how I am very outgoing and yet I also like to keep to myself. I keep my curtains closed because when a car pulls up in my driveway I don't like people peeking in my windows because I have migraines and I'm a private...
    IFoundYourDiary IFoundYourDiary
    46-50, F
    Apr 29, 2015

    I am not "anti social,

    I am selectively social"
    ProfMeowS ProfMeowS
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 16

    People tend to think i open up easily

    and am not socially awkward. I'm quite much the opposite. I'm not the kind who starts a conversation. On outings, people usually say i'm pretty quiet as i tend to only chat openly with my close buddies. I personally think i am open to new challenges. But, i'm not the kind to...
    singhshaanvin singhshaanvin
    16-17, M
    1 Response Feb 5
    Rabbittarius Rabbittarius
    26-30, M
    Feb 11

    I have a hard time talking with new people,

    half the time I worry what people are suppose to talk about if I have to engage someone in conversation, while with people I already know I can be very extroverted with. Its strange.
    AnythingQuiet AnythingQuiet
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 24, 2014

    And An Extrovert At the Same Time

    My personality thrives in the written word, many of my friends are writers and artists of sorts. Somehow, I can't stay away from internet communities. Even when I do, I always correspond with one friend or another via extremely long emails. But over the last couple of...
    chancesbreathe chancesbreathe
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Apr 20, 2009

    I've noticed how I could be very outspoken

    when I need to and then be very quiet and reserved in different situations. In my job, I was given the role to be an emcee and a public speaker many times. I'm told to have wit and humour when I am on stage. When I see someone in public who is abused or treated unfairly, I don't...
    majesticsea majesticsea
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 5

    Done several test and read several book about

    personality. And have some friends who are interested in this too. Been talking a lot with each other about MBTI. I have been depressed for many years in my life (right now all fine, no meds) and during this time I started to dig deeper to understand why I'm feeling the way I...
    realcomplicated realcomplicated
    26-30, M
    Dec 31, 2015

    I don't like people mostly

    because they're so good at pretending that I'd no longer know if they also care about me or just themselves. I can't avoid these people so I just become one of them and smile and talk. There's not a single day where I wasn't asked to go to a party.. and I hated crowdy places...
    Enlil Enlil
    18-21, M
    Jun 7, 2015

    Introvert, Punctuated With Extroverted Spice

    I learned a long, long time ago that I will never get anything if I rely on others to offer or bring it to me. So, despite my general tendency toward introversion, I suddenly (to the surprise of my friends) became an extrovert. But I have always been conscious that I fake that...
    auroramaru auroramaru
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Jan 27, 2013

    I am equal parts introvert

    and extrovert I love being social and communicating with people on a ages and levels but other days I just want to shut myself in away from the world and shut off my phone and be completely alone.
    Missatsf Missatsf
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 3, 2014

    Finally an article that talks about us

    who are somewhere in between. Everyone is a spectrum in their personality. I love socialising when I am up to it. But I also feel the need to retreat to my little space to be on my own. In a typical day, I need a balance of being in touch with the community and then a time to...
    majesticsea majesticsea
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 4

    INtroverted extrovert

    rather :-( :-)
    cashetty69 cashetty69
    51-55, M
    Oct 28, 2015

    I had no idea so many people felt this way like

    me. To be honest, it often makes me feel like the odd one out. At school, I often try to put up this outgoing front, yet it takes so much energy out of me, and then when I get home I barely speak and basically just try to hole up and do nothing...
    hawkwardness hawkwardness
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 6, 2014

    Seriously this is so strange.

    I have never written my thoughts down, because I never wanted to be confronted with them. But now, today is kind of the moment for me to sit down and type everything down that has been spinning around in my head one by one. So, as the title says I’m an extroverted introvert...
    silverscript silverscript
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 6, 2015

    A Phony Extrovert

    The real me buried alive in all my crap is an introvert. Sometimes theres nothing more that I like than to have some alone 'me' time. A candlelight bath just soaking in the bubbles and reflecting on my thoughts can be a wonderful time passer. I admit I also like walking or...
    strawberrybunny strawberrybunny
    22-25, F
    9 Responses Aug 23, 2009

    I find it comforting to know

    that people are near, but I hate to actually interact with people. I tried living in the country once, and I felt like I was on another planet, isolated and inconsolable with loneliness. I realized that I hate being totally alone. I need noise, cars, life all around me even if...
    beachlover81 beachlover81
    31-35, F
    Oct 14, 2015
    omgkris56 omgkris56
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 7, 2015

    In person I am quite shy

    until you get to know me. The good thing about Social Media is that I can safely be outgoing.
    Mrskatearch Mrskatearch
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 28, 2015

    interesting that I thought I was the only

    existed being that was both lol but nice to find out that I'm not.
    vf702 vf702
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 10, 2015

    I like going out and being with friends,

    I like having people come over sometimes and when I meet someone new I try to talk to them and make them comfortable, but after it's all done I just feel so drained and sometimes cranky and all I want to do is sit alone quietly and read or surf the net.
    Sep 18, 2015

    I'm more of an extrointrovert myself.

    I have a lot of energy and confidence at first, but I shut down quickly.
    deleted deleted
    Oct 28, 2015
    almaera almaera
    18-21, F
    Jun 6, 2014
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