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I Am An Introvert And Extrovert At The Same Time

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    obstruction.. Go through it, not around it... *the grown up girlfriends
    Lyra1001 Lyra1001 26-30, F Aug 27, 2014

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    I'm Not Sure You Can Be

    I think we can act like one or the other at different times, even performing in each way of living well, But being an introvert or being an extrovert goes to what energizes us or drains us, and I think it's hard to be both. One of the other energizes up. One or the other saps...
    charlottesbed charlottesbed 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 7, 2013

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    Yeah.... I'm just built that way. It's fun and aggravating all at the same time.
    JaySlayer79 JaySlayer79 36-40, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have found being an introvert in adulthood very lonely at times. As I have gotten older and found myself more comfortable with who I really am. In doing so I realized I had very...
    mistybluu mistybluu 31-35, F 10 Responses 3 days ago

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    Here's a wordle I've come up with that perfectly describes me/introverts: Radar ------- Flying Can...
    Mk1720 Mk1720 16-17 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Half the time I want to socialize and relate with other people, but the other half I want everyone to leave me alone so I can keep my sanity. It's very confusing and frustrating...
    PhantomPower PhantomPower 18-21, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Has anyone here tried to change their introvert character? I've recently started working part time in a shop and thought its good for me to get out of my comfort zone. But I just...
    fz22 fz22 22-25, F 10 Responses 4 days ago

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    Now I am trying to find a job, after graduating, I keep hearing that you should act like you are extroverted. The whole reason therefore is that I act to introverted according to...
    YampaYonten YampaYonten 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Yes I sure as hell am!!! And since most people on this site are becoming more familiarized with Myer Briggs (now the millenial trend) I will feed your curiosity. I am an ENTP/ENFP...
    QuietFreedom QuietFreedom 18-21, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    This thread has been so enlightening and shocking at the same time. I have been seeing the numbers 911, 119 ever since my father passed away in 2011. At first I kept ignoring it...
    moonm moonm 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I hear people say they are introverts to me all the time while I think they are extroverts compared to me. Does the make me an extra introvert? Also, are than any other introverts...
    Mk1720 Mk1720 16-17 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Life can be such a rollercoaster ride! One minute everything is so perfect that you think there is nothing in this world that can go wrong now! Then WHAM! The one and only thing...
    totallytea totallytea 46-50, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    a song for all you introverts ALESSIA CARA- here. i relate to this song
    Aeril Aeril 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    When I find someone that I can really connect with I think I get overly excited, which is a good and bad thing. I don't usually get to open up about the things I'm interested in to...
    groovyhugsbunny groovyhugsbunny 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    It really sucks being in a different time zone than most of my EP friends
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M Jul 21

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    I've met people who, after initially meeting me, told me they were afraid to approach me because I looked stuck up! I think that is worse than being shy or introverted, but they're...
    Annaelaine Annaelaine 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    At this current moment it's Daydreamer by Nat Jay. Love her voice! *hearts* ^_^ Nat Jay Daydreaming I couldn’t be here if I tried Couldn’t get my body and my mind Together...
    cherryxblossom cherryxblossom 26-30, F Jul 19

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    I am but I think dating an extrovert would make for an interesting time . We would probably balance each other ouf
    Godofblackclouds Godofblackclouds 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 19

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    I am an introvert and really am having a hard time to make friends, but I really need someone to talk to. An honest person who is non-judgmental and willing to accept I am who I am...
    Anadiir Anadiir 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 19

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    Just a shout out to all my fellow introverts and hsp's out there. You are all very special. You are all intelligent, creative, and very caring people. When you love, you love...
    squizz5 squizz5 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 19

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    If I like you a lot, and you don't communicate well about what you really want, I can turn my liking off. I'm not heartless, I just know when to stop so that I don't get hurt. So...
    TheeLinda TheeLinda 18-21, F Jul 18

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    I'd much rather be extroverted though, but I guess you can't focus these things. Well, unless you're getting money for it of course...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M Jul 18

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    I am an Introvert. My boyfriend is an Extrovert and has zero comprehension of the difference. I sometimes feel like I am being dragged all over the place when all I really want to...
    awhimandaprayer awhimandaprayer 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 17

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    Being an introvert, you need those quiet times. You need that time to sit alone and refresh. You spend that time in deep thought and plan for your future endeavors. It's also times...
    RedefiningLife RedefiningLife 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 17

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    My biggest fear is that when a relationship ends, it ends on bad terms. I've had my heart broken, but I've also broken hearts. It's not that I try to be a bad person. I'll just be...
    hopexlove hopexlove 16-17, F Jul 15

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    My introverted tendencies have over the years caused a fair bit of misunderstanding and grief, but I've since come to terms with it. In a world ruled largely by extraverts and...
    bitabyss bitabyss 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 15

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    doesn't it seem like a lot of introverts are deeply depressed? Why is that? When did we become a society that so conspicuously favors extroverts in every facet of life? Why is...
    cec75 cec75 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 15

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    I've had an extremely high sex drive my entire life. This is a huge bonus for any man I'm with (if they can handle it lol) but it has proved to be a challenge at times. For...
    NoFilterRequired NoFilterRequired 31-35, F 15 Responses Jul 14

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    Introverts are collectors of thoughts and solitude is where the collection is curated and rearranged to make sense of the present and the past.
    JnFrdriKler JnFrdriKler 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 12

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    [ Credit: http://picolo-kun.deviantart.com/ ]We're an indoorsy and misunderstood breed. We talk very little and observe a lot. We have a close-knit group of friends and accept...
    ArcticNorah ArcticNorah 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    I can't stand to be around people. I like to be kept in the house where no one can bother me... I can't even be extroverted online. I'm too afraid.
    PinkSpotlight PinkSpotlight 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    1) Name: Aina 2) Male/Female: female 3) Were you named after anyone? yes, my moms dead sister 4) Does your name mean anything? "always" or "the only one" in finnish 5) Nick...
    Amidala97 Amidala97 16-17, F Jul 10

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    I love being introverted. I can never understand people talking for hours on end. Can I just drink my tea, play with my cat and just stare at the night sky? Quietly? Thank you~
    razzycharm razzycharm 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 10

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    People are shifty it's hard to find true loyal trustworthy people but you have to take the chance on someone. Everyone deserves at least one person in their life who accepts them...
    GingerJensen34 GingerJensen34 31-35, F Jul 9

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    My boyfriend and I have been dating for almost 2 years and a lot has happened with us. We have had our up's and down's and have gotten into some really nasty fights(stupidities...
    RefuseToSink21 RefuseToSink21 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I've distanced myself from a lot of people who I use to call my friends because I've learned that they were not as genuine as they seemed. Now I'm in a lonely place where I want...
    Shmurta Shmurta 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 9

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    I'd start at age 14 when the wheels started to come off in my life, first with drugs, then alcohol, it was fun in the beginning and it led to me meeting my 1st wife at a party I...
    aerosnz aerosnz 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I think that the inner monologue of an introvert is hilarious! Observing the ridiculous rituals of socialising keeps me entertained for hours!
    IndigoOryx IndigoOryx 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 8

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    I'm sick of every post pertaining to introverts being from a female perspective Almost everything I find is "she needs time to recharge " or " don't take her quietness personal...
    Godofblackclouds Godofblackclouds 18-21, M 6 Responses Jul 8

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    I don't even know what I am feeling. I want to cut his **** off but really could use a hug from him.
    Frozenfireflies Frozenfireflies 13-15, M Jul 7

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