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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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    Ugh, I just realized today that i broke one of my old promises or ideals. Watching television and being on the computer at the same time. It is really great, but I can sit there...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M a week ago

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    I'm a paradox, really. Anyone who has tried to chat with me on EP can certainly attest to this fact. I can speak truth all day long (as well as BS) but I can't be pushed too far. I...
    DisappearIntoSilence DisappearIntoSilence 31-35, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I feel like I have seen a thousand civilisations grow and fall and yet I am surprised at seeing new things on earth.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 6 hrs ago

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    sorry for the weird questions i sometimes i ask i know it gets annoying but i do thank you for answering those when you do
    punk8885 punk8885 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 23

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    if I don't know you, I'm probably more likely to tell you about myself. I don't like getting personal with people that I know because they could tell other people I know. they...
    dazerbeam dazerbeam 16-17, F 1 Response May 11

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    I'll answer any question I'm asked- but if I'm not asked something and I feel no need to bring it up, it stays with me.
    PendulEmPlum PendulEmPlum 18-21, F 1 Response May 12

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    I feel like a hypocrite because of how much of a contradiction this is. It's honestly really weird though how someone can be open and all that and end up being closed off too
    jacithepanda jacithepanda 13-15, F May 12

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    Wait I am confused, I do bomb stuff, get crazy out there and party!! But I want nothing to do with anybody and I like being a loner hell even my own company is exciting. Does this...
    SpiritualStoner SpiritualStoner 16-17, M 3 Responses Apr 24

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    I really need friends. I'm genderfluid and kind of happy about it, I'm 16 going on 10 and 25 at the same time, I love theatre and public speaking, but am terrible at conversation...
    PirateZ PirateZ 16-17, T 1 Response Apr 30

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    This happened on my birthday and I just turned 11. We were at a park.. & I was wearing a dress that my mom had bought for me that day; but anyways, me and my cousins were playing...
    Ch3y Ch3y 13-15, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    But at the same time, I waste so much of mine myself.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 23

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    So addicted to this show I've just got a lot of my family members Addicted to and now I'm even more excited now its on Netflix because I live in UK and we don't get it the same...
    MissRBear MissRBear 22-25, F a week ago

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    I just recently learned what a real Introvert is. People who get energized from being alone and enjoy connecting with themselves. I always thought I was an introvert but I'm not...
    TedInstead TedInstead 18-21, M 4 Responses May 9

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    I don't get why extroverts mix introverts up with lonely people. Sure, we need alone time (a lot), and crowds are just not our thing, but why do they ASSUME that we are lonely...
    reivven reivven 13-15, F 9 Responses May 3

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    I'm a happy introvert but all my extrovert friends are tryin 2convert me. Funny thing is they're all on anti-depressants & receivin counselling about their lives. What's wrong with...
    Roz2014 Roz2014 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Hmm.. It's not that I'm introverted, it's just that I'm less sociable and less engaging around strangers and people I rarely talk or associate with. I'm more of an observer: I try...
    Shug16 Shug16 16-17, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I am an introvert in customer service. This is the second time I've been involved in a store closing and the negativity is coming on faster than a tidal wave. Even though, at the...
    Thisbe Thisbe 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have always been really involved with myself. I think it's because I was an only child for a long time, so my childhood consisted of talking to my "imaginary friends." While they...
    Majesticscribbler Majesticscribbler 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Things every introvert does: "I could be home, on the Internet right now." when you're In a store, and someone is standing in front of an item you want, you pretend to look for...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 23

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    people kind of get the wrong idea about introverts I think, I mean I'm an introvert yetI love talking and making jokes and stuff, I just need to be alone so I can recharge..
    fawnathewolf fawnathewolf 13-15, F Apr 27

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    For a long time I wasn't sure if I was socially awkward or what, but I think I'm just an introvert. I feel uncomfortable around everyone except my husband and a couple of other...
    butters510 butters510 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 27

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    Always been, always will be. I don't mind socializing with other people, but just not too much please. I get tired just thinking about the schedules some people have. I need plenty...
    UselessNobody UselessNobody 31-35, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    ive been this way since birth according to my parents. they said i wouldnt go to no one but my grandma and always stared gave people the death stare and always looked mean. im...
    Aeril Aeril 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 30

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    Yes, I'm introvert, but not! antisocial. I just don't like daily chit chat, and can't stand crowded places... But I get along with people just fine! I just need to be alone...
    littlewolf1 littlewolf1 13-15, F May 8

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    I'm a total introvert but maybe when I'm around my best friends, I'll be like Beyonce *flawless* *queen* *yass*. But sadly, I don't have any friends.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 9

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    I was perfectly Fine few years back.I was friendly with everyone.Few years back my best friend ditched me and I started getting scared by talking with people.I have turned...
    Rutuja05 Rutuja05 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm curious to know what other introverts like to do to relax and recharge. For me, it's reading, writing or watching movies. What do you like to do?
    Lsj01 Lsj01 22-25, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    There are some types of introverts. I only know 2 of them. The first one is very quiet, anti social but do have a few friends. The other one is talks a lot, friendly but others...
    wazzup97 wazzup97 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Lately feeling like my introvertedness is holding me back in life. I had to decline a job because my personality just didn't fit with the job description. I hate feeling like more...
    purplegirl3111 purplegirl3111 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I don't enjoy going out into public. The way that people make me feel is something that I should not have to deal with. Let's face it, all. We live in a pretty messed up world. 1...
    disastercupcake disastercupcake 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am a shy introvert who has no real friends anymore and no one to talk to. That's why I'm on this stupid site. How pathetic.
    Lonelyandalonetoo Lonelyandalonetoo 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm a bit introverted and always have been since I was a little kid. At primary school in the playground I was always on a bench reading instead of joining in with the fun games...
    misskelz90 misskelz90 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I love being by myself... It has become more and more desirable for me to spend time alone. There is so much peace in quiet. Though there are some who thrive in the noise, drama...
    lifespadawan lifespadawan 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I like to spend time with friends and family both on and off line, I enjoy their company and they make my life richer. but i need solitude like i need air, and this fact has proved...
    IF64 IF64 51-55, M 1 Response May 2

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    Ways I like to wind down/award myself after a long day: -- Music + hot coffee + paint through the night -- Find somewhere quiet + play on my ukulele -- Go for a long walk + amuse...
    girlwithhat girlwithhat 22-25, F May 7

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    But not because you are a loner doesn't mean you are lonely. :) In my case, being alone is heaven. My friends accepted me that way. I am so introverted that I go crazy when I'm...
    PercyAmor PercyAmor 22-25, F 1 Response May 14

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    I hate pointless converstaions. I'd rather spend my time alone with my thoughts and my music. It's not always good when you have no one to share those thoughts with but I guess it...
    BrownSugarBabe BrownSugarBabe 22-25, F 7 Responses May 8

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    Hi. Yes please. No thank you. Pardon me. I'm fine, and you? Bye. Don't look at me. I'm lonely. Please leave me be. What are all these people talking about? I can't make sense of it...
    rpf1988 rpf1988 41-45, M 1 Response May 12

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