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I Am An Introvert And Extrovert At The Same Time

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 151 People

    gordytraveler gordytraveler 66-70, M 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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    No shortcuts is without its share of

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

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    Ok, so I've been seeing this guy for about 6 months. I dated for a while before meeting him and I had a running checklist of traits that I'd like to see in my boyfriend ie: drug...
    TenderMind TenderMind 26-30, F Jan 3

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    Okay but that would not be possible.But I wish I could be busy always.I want to be an engineer,scientist,photographer,actor,singer, artist who draw paintings,Politician...
    GenuineAngel GenuineAngel 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 5

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    I am probably one of the most ambitious person you will ever meet. I have so much goals I know for a fact I am going to accomplish in my lifetime but I'm running out of time. I'm...
    onetouchpop onetouchpop 22-25, M Jan 18

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    I love his so much that i think about him all the Time. But then I want to get away and scream at him for sting the way he does. But sadly I love him.
    ariboberrXO ariboberrXO 18-21, F Jan 9

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    I'm so confused, one day my husband is the sweetest man in the world the next he hates me and looks at every flaw. It could be a week an hour there's no telling when his mood will...
    Mee4 Mee4 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    I don't know anymore I am not Happy I am sad he loves me but he is acting like a kid he is making angry sad but still I can't break up with him
    IjUstDoNtCare12 IjUstDoNtCare12 13-15, F a week ago

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    I am completely happy with being introverted. However, at times it does hold me back from doing quite a lot with my friends and family. I do get upset thinking about it, but...
    thunderkisses thunderkisses 13-15, F Jan 19

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    I Want to Answer a 99 Questions to Pass the Time 1. Name? Steve 2. Male or female? How many girls are named Steve? Male 3. Were you named after anyone? St. Stephen 4. Does your...
    garionrox garionrox 51-55 1 Response Jan 16

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    Well this first experience of mine is about to be me talking to myself because it's 5am and I'm way beyond tired and the only person awake. Honestly I wish I had some really good...
    musicforlife0321 musicforlife0321 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I have numerous old and good friends. I will be posting little by little about each one of them as a tribute to our friendship.Today I want to share with all of you how special she...
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 3

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    I am extroverted. I get my energy from being around people. I feel dim and frustrated when alone, which is most of the time. I am sociable. I never had any trouble making friends...
    ModernAesthetisist1811 ModernAesthetisist1811 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    There is nobody that is fully introverted nor extroverted, but I am more of an introvert. I haven't really had contact with anybody outside of family in more than four months. I...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 16

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    I am so introverted and withdrawn, I no longer have any friends that I consider myself close to. I am in my mid 20's. I graduated from a university with high honors. I've almost...
    ST4RDUST ST4RDUST 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    Is it strange that I'd prefer to spend New Years Eve alone? I was invited to a few parties and was also welcomed to spend the night. Most of these friends are ones I've grown...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 23 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I couldn't go to the movies with this guy I started talking to at school. He says he's a extrovert at school but at home he is a introvert. He started talking to my best friend and...
    PoopieNoodle PoopieNoodle 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 17

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    I can be alone for days away from my daily relationships, but find that I need contact with my EP friends very frequently. I still think that makes me an introvert because I can...
    FBR4536 FBR4536 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 4

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    When plans get cancelled, I try to act disappointed but inside I just feel like "Yes!" I thought that wasn't normal but I can't deny that I am quite introverted. I also can't tell...
    Sh4dy Sh4dy 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 13

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    I hate being in big crowds. I hate it when people at work or at school disturb or tease me, or talk to me unnecessarily or especially when a group of people try to talk to me...
    Feliciajake Feliciajake 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    A relative says she's an ambivert, but she's more of an extrovert, to me. She is too talkative. She tries to talk to me with small talk or shallow conversations, and sometimes I...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm all over the place when it comes to this, sometimes I'll be needing the attention of others, other times I'll just be sitting in my room with the door closed just listening to...
    nickwrocks1 nickwrocks1 13-15, M Jan 1

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    Introverts are more concerned with the inner world of the mind. They enjoy thinking, exploring their thoughts and feelings. They often avoid social situations because being around...
    Nyx1978 Nyx1978 36-40, F 14 Responses Jan 22

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    Being an Introvert isn't a disease. I don't understand why the majority of people think introversion is a bad thing. Most of the time, it's not a word to describe a personality...
    Sweetphoenix35 Sweetphoenix35 31-35, F 10 Responses Jan 17

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    I feel so bad for people who call introversion an affliction because I feel that it is a lifestyle choice. I am an introvert because I choose to be. I withdraw from society because...
    MelMel68 MelMel68 31-35, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm not at all shy. I just don't really like people. I don't hate people, I just don't care for mundane or irrelevant conversation. I don't watch reality tv, or American idol, and...
    CloseButNoGuitar CloseButNoGuitar 26-30, M 4 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Knew it before, and I know it now! I've always been one to talk. Got in trouble for talking in elementary school, and still get in trouble now junior year in class. I've always had...
    DanceTillSunrise DanceTillSunrise 16-17, F Jan 8

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    The happiest of New Years to all of my fellow introverts who will be enjoying a peaceful evening in their own company with a clear head to start 2015!
    djps djps 18-21, F 19 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I am about to have an anxiety attack. I recently started talking to this guy I know in class and he's funny also smart. We've been talking for 3 days a lot and even skyping. He...
    PoopieNoodle PoopieNoodle 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 12

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    Now reading: Quiet. Trying to know more about us, introverts :)
    OnlyCB OnlyCB 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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    I'm looking for introvert conventions, conferences, gatherings, or even local support groups, in my area. I reside in southern California. Has anyone heard of such a thing? I'd...
    WHY2015 WHY2015 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 17

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    Just curious.. How do introverts celebrate their birthday?
    OnlyCB OnlyCB 26-30, F 13 Responses Jan 20

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    A common misconception about introverts is that we don't like people. I do like people, I just am not very good at interacting with them because it does not come naturally. It...
    LostInTheWoulds LostInTheWoulds 46-50, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I am very much the loud life-of-the-party type that is always super excited to hang around with people all the time and is bored otherwise. I'm always getting invited to parties...
    YellowGirl225 YellowGirl225 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    I love my kid to death I have two girls one of my girls the younger is reserved, quiet tend to keep to herself. But my oldest is out there very talkative, humming, can't sit down...
    inlovewithpeaceandquiet inlovewithpeaceandquiet 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    It's strange how living behind a glowing screen with words, letters, data, and pictures can have as much of an impact as someone living in the real world. Unfortunately, though...
    MissMadHatter MissMadHatter 18-21, T 2 Responses Jan 3

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    Sort of freaking out because I agreed to go hang out with a group of people I've never really been around before. I sort of know them but we've never been around each other for...
    MissListless MissListless 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    Just thinking about things I could have done differently over the years and maybe things would have turned out a little different: Maybe go back to the years I was an infant before...
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M 3 Responses Jan 4

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    Calling me three times in a row isn't going to make me magically appear and pick up the phone. Go away.
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    Well, my story is that I don't have one :) ... I'm Mohamed from Morocco, 26 years old, and I'm not social at all, even at home, I don't feel comfortable when I'm with other people...
    simotaqi simotaqi 22-25 2 Responses Jan 7

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    A relative calls me on the phone multiple times and sends me a text and e-mail that they called but I did not pick up. I didn't pick up the phone because they never have anything...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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    I've never come out to anyone I know, but now I am on the Internet. I'm gay. I'm bi. I'm straight. I really don't know. Once the hormones finally hit, I found myself looking at...
    dexter06 dexter06 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    Does this happen to you?You are forced to spend the whole day around people, and when you come home you can't stop cringing thinking about the whole awkward social experience...
    blasphemy666 blasphemy666 22-25, F 12 Responses Jan 16

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    When someone starts talking to me, I get focused on portraying interest bc I usually couldn't care less what they have to say. Sometimes, I have no idea what they're ranting about...
    RoyalTeee RoyalTeee 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    Its not that I don't like people... Sometime I actually do enjoying being around people... But ninety percent of the time I prefer to stay to myself... I don't like large crowds...