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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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    Today is the 4th of July and it's another year where I don't celebrate it. It's not that I don't want to or like it. I really do like it and who doesn't like fireworks? It's just...
    Xemplefied Xemplefied 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    I'm not a major introvert but I do better lecturing or presenting to a large group rather than talking one on one to a stranger. I wish I was better at that. It would have made...
    bgood79 bgood79 36-40, M 1 hr ago

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    Maybe I spend a lot of times by myself because I always end up being invisible when I socialize.. Maybe because I just wanna be alone this time....and I like spending time by...
    PureLies PureLies 13-15, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Don't judge, but I'm 13, I have social anxiety, and this happened at the end of 7th grade. Let me just start off with saying that this happened in a period of 2-3 months. It was...
    Ofkx Ofkx 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    I often wonder if me being an introvert in the reason why i am still single? (I'm 30 btw) Without the help of online dating sites I'd NEVER go on dates because I don't go out to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    It seems as I get older, being an introvert becomes more awkward and bothers me more. Especially at work. Everyone is always chatting and laughing make jokes are sharing personal...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I feel so guilty about being an introvert, at this moment because my husband has a wedding to go to. And I'm dreading the thought of going. I get nauseous just thinking of having...
    patty78roman patty78roman 36-40, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm an introvert; quiet and keep to myself not very outgoing, most of the time. But I also feel that there is a part of me is an extrovert; I get louder and more outgoing, I want...
    BriarRose96 BriarRose96 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I was caught by my Mom wearing a pair of her Leggs Sheer Energy pantyhose. They were suntan with the white panties. I was 13. Before that, my brother and I were staying at our...
    JamieWH68 JamieWH68 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    INFJ true introvert crazy if you will but entertain this thought that maybe true introverts may just very well have an edge intuition being a trait sixth sense of sorts leads me to...
    TANQ247 TANQ247 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I loved everything about him. He was my best friend, the person I could talk to about anything. I hate him though. He broke my heart and shattered it. I feel like it's taking me...
    soulfulmuse soulfulmuse 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    A bunch of my in laws are staying with us the whole holiday weekend and I'm sooooo dreading it. They are great but it's like I have to be 'on' all the time. Definitely people...
    ttt1108 ttt1108 31-35, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm just so used to it but at the same time the jitteriness is what always gets me I'm always worried about things that probably don't even matter I just don't know why I even have...
    squiggled squiggled 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I'm not quiet not shy, I'm actually quiet good at leading a conversation especially my facial expression and my way of talking. Some even call me charismatic. But still, I get...
    Sapphireray Sapphireray 22-25, F 9 Responses 5 days ago

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    Traveling is something I want to do in my life but with no money, it's hard to reach what you want that is so far away. You can only look at it and feel hopelessly infatuated with...
    Xemplefied Xemplefied 26-30, M 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    **** my life, I'll be single forever. What's the point of living... I can't even keep a girl entertained, I'm so dull😕... I hate being an introvert. I'm not shy, I'm just quiet...
    jimcrick jimcrick 22-25, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm an introvert but i hate being alone/lonely. Does anyone have the same situation as me? Maybe we can be friend Why is bad things always happen to me ;(
    yong95 yong95 18-21, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm sorry if I don't reply to any messages today, I feel like being introverted and keep things to myself today.
    Miriamjen Miriamjen 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I had a nice 2 days being my pretend self. My self. Its weird, in a way, to be and not be who you are at the same time, lol, I just realized how crazy that sounded. So I am just...
    RageComics RageComics 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 26

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    For the most part of my life I have been an introvert and very shy. I also suffered from social anxiety. And it's been very uncomfortable, a hard and unhappy journey, and I hated...
    tengil tengil 31-35, M Jun 26

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    and it's a good thing because God help us all if I was an extrovert.
    NotQuiteRite NotQuiteRite 51-55, M Jun 26

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    But the world needs us introverts to function properly right?A world without us just wouldn't be interesting...
    misanthropicpessimist misanthropicpessimist 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I am open, willing to post several pictures of myself, authentically join experiences, honestly converse with others, and yet I have a difficult time letting anyone near my heart...
    TheosKengen TheosKengen 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 24

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    I am most definately open - like Misaki's mom in Kaichou Wa Maid Sama - but yet I am guearded at the same time ?!?! I've never gotten it either. O.O
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl 16-17, F Jun 22

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    Its Fathers day here in America and the roads and stores here are fairly quiet. Just like Mothers day, everyone is out celebrating Fathers day with their father, grandfather or...
    spackle spackle 41-45 Jun 21

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    i have always been an introvert, ever since i was a kid, and god knows iv'e tried so many things to try and be more outgoing and more sociable like attending school disco's in my...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 21

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    I kinda wish I was more extroverted sometimes. Just certain circumstances, though. I'm pretty pleased with how I am for the most part. Certain situations just tend to make me shy...
    kRypt0lite kRypt0lite 22-25 Jun 21

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    I do not hate people but I prefer to be alone most of the time as solitude and silence recharge my levels of energy. However, I am wondering about if there are any other people...
    harmony226 harmony226 26-30, M Jun 21

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    My boyfriend and I prefer dinner and Netflix over any date. We are both introverts. We just want to be home laughing and having fun. That's us in the photo! Introverts aren't mean...
    AudieKay440 AudieKay440 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 20

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    Today I had a rather introverted adventure. I went around St. Petersburg today by myself. I didn't really have a goal in mind, I just wandered a bit. I found my way into a book...
    TheBlasphemousOptimist TheBlasphemousOptimist 18-21, F 7 Responses Jun 18

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    Well not lots but two or three. Unless I'm totally absorbed by a story I can flit between two or three.
    Littlemissshy25 Littlemissshy25 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    Outside of my family, I really don't like being around other people for more than 5 hours or so. I only have two close friends that I see regularly these days but honestly that is...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F Jun 17

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    I have trouble making and keeping friends. I have a bad habit of not making relationships a priority and when I have some downtime or feeling lonely, I have no one to turn to. Or...
    rballa rballa 31-35, F 7 Responses Jun 16

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    I think I come across as being very open.....when in fact, I'm much more private and guarded than most would ever believe. I think it comes from a lifetime of seeing and being in...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 12 Responses Jun 16

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    I'm an introvert and I usually get emotionally drained after interacting with people. People tend to perceive me as an extrovert due to my sociable nature and I guess this helps me...
    hydroiodide hydroiodide 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 16

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    This is me and my approach to relationships...am eager to be I one but at the same time burdened with a million questions of should I do this am I giving too much..sharing too much...
    CurvyandChic CurvyandChic 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    I am open and want to hear all about you but cannot reciprocate. The moment I feel that people are being let in, I shut that down. I do not trust ANYONE. People are people. It...
    Espiallidocious Espiallidocious 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    I guess I struggle because I am naturally open but I have been hurt from it so I try not to trust but it's hard for me.
    AngelOfGod1506 AngelOfGod1506 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 15

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