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I Am An Introvert

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    I am the only introvert in my family,

    I like to be alone but I do like to be around friends but it takes a lot for me to go out and do stuff with other people because I like being alone doing my own thing. I work well in groups and take lead and I was my class president which I am who everybody goes to to know what...
    oOitsallgoodOo oOitsallgoodOo 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 8

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    I learned from the Myers & Briggs personality

    test that I am 89% introverted. Most people score 60 to 70%.
    ShatteredSoundwaves ShatteredSoundwaves 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 3

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    The thing is, human interactions fascinate me.

    I like being around groups of people, but only so I can observe and watch. I want to be on the fringe taking in the mood, the turns in the conversation, anticipating what someone will say, laughing at the sarcasm others miss, wondering what certain people in the group are...
    Solfeggio Solfeggio 36-40, F 16 Responses Jun 29

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    My best friend is an extrovert.

    She and I get along well enough because we have very similar view points. A considerable point of stress group interactions. She loves talking about anything. Being an extrovert she is flirtatious, girls like her cause she's fun and outgoing and can keep talk going just by her...
    aecc aecc 22-25 1 Response Dec 8

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    Fellow introvertlings,

    what does a perfect introvert day look like?
    Sorfarina Sorfarina 26-30, F 13 Responses 6 days ago

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    Lately I've been so reclusive

    that I haven't even charged my phone. May even be a misanthrope at this point. It seems that the more I am around people the more I lose interest in them. Relationships? Not happening. I just don't like people. Nor do I like company. I've even become so territorial that I...
    MissMadHatter MissMadHatter 18-21, T 5 Responses Dec 10

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    I know this is a bit,

    you know, but I feel like introverts are misunderstood by most people so I thought I'd post the top 10 myths about introverts. I'm a shy introvert btw. I got this list online so these are not my words Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk. This is not true. Introverts...
    LFCno1 LFCno1 22-25, M 10 Responses Jul 15

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    theanja1 theanja1 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    Fallenprinceofthedarkside Fallenprinceofthedarkside 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 26

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    Being around people is

    so draining! I hate crowds and noise, can only bear it upto a certain limit. I dont like socialising much either and so dont have many friends. But I like deep meaningful conversations with the few close friends I have. And lots of time, I love sitting with long silences, no...
    intothedarknesss intothedarknesss 22-25, F 16 Responses May 3

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    I wish more people were introverted.

    Or at least not so chatty. You don't need to talk non stop to communicate well. I know some introverts like chatty friends, because it takes pressure of, we don't have to talk as much. But to me it's overwhelming. I like some silence. I like being inside my head. I...
    Enthropy Enthropy 31-35, F 17 Responses Apr 9

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    But i work around alot of people Im working my

    way up the ladder in a large retail store but i learnt to pretend to be able to pretend and i get paid fairly well to do so as well I must admit i love my job
    gingerninja96 gingerninja96 18-21, M Dec 8

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    Ever since, ive been struggling to be outgoing

    and talked to people i dont know.. I always ask myself if whats wrong with me but the problem is im just surrounded with lots of extrovert people that will never understand me. Here are the few things i do that makes me an introvert (or if qualify to be one which i think i do...
    feelslikesummer feelslikesummer 16-17 6 Responses Nov 30

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    Does anyone else start daydreaming.

    ..or just, u know, tune out, while someone's speaking...to u?
    Mercury90 Mercury90 22-25, F 18 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't have many friends

    and talk to one other person (in person) in my day to day life. I speak more to friends/people online than in "real life". Anyways, throughout my life I've only had 1-2 friends that I talked to during school, but we never talked outside of school or went places together except...
    Asterly Asterly 22-25, F 10 Responses Nov 13

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    I am an introvert and I love myself

    that way. This mean that a big amount of people and parties drain me out, so yea I better select drinking wine with myself or my small amount of friends. Cause lets be honest there cant be any big amount of friends . I do like reading books, visiting galleries, museums and if...
    Serpensss Serpensss 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 3

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    Which is why I am here,

    the anonymity allows me to engage in conversations without feeling awkward or uncomfortable.
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Nov 19

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    I am your typical introvert

    who gets drained quickly by social activities. But I also, given the choice, always stay at home. Other than going to work or school, I get up, eat, watch movies or TV shows on my laptop, play video games, work out a bit (at home), stay up late, go to sleep. I never make plans...
    W1LDF1RE W1LDF1RE 22-25, M 8 Responses Dec 8

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    i wish more people understood about introverts.

    I always get asked all these questions. No, I'm not anti social, I'm not a loner, i have friends and sometimes i go out and i do things. I've always been the quiet type, i like to observe, I'm cautious and i listen. i speak when i have to and people don't understand that. I...
    aurorabutterfly aurorabutterfly 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 11

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    Alright. My mother has planned

    for us to go on a trip to Florida for my birthday on the 28th. The thought just drains me. I am only doing this for her because she accuses me of being boring and selfish for being introverted. We will be going to a city that will be packed with people and tourists, and we will...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Guys ..any good books to read?

    Have read few sidney sheldon's, dan brown series, harry potter series, famous five...Some good books i can read? Pls suggest those you have already read up....
    chaitra1987 chaitra1987 26-30, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Feels so disappointing

    when someone asks me to explain on some topics and they do not get what I am saying. They may feel what a jerk I am. Feels depressed when I encounter such incidents.
    iamunique7 iamunique7 18-21 Nov 29

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    I push people away because I like to be alone,

    but I end up feeling lonely and want people in my life.
    lukeskywalker89 lukeskywalker89 22-25, M 13 Responses Nov 14

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    I work in an extrovert environment (Starbucks)

    and am constantly told to smile more and talk more to complete strangers. I have been forced to do a month long 'training' on interacting and smiling with customers because I have apparently been treating them like transactions. The company has tried to change my personality...
    Sarinad Sarinad 18-21 7 Responses Dec 7

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    From the time we start school,

    and even before, we are made painfully aware that being outgoing is prized and being introverted is somehow the inferior, even shameful, opposite. Our schools and workplaces are designed for (and dazzled by) extroverts and their need for attention and stimulation. Group work...
    bast1 bast1 56-60, F 11 Responses Jul 18

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    Eye Contact.

    is it just me fellow inni's? i can't remember a time i held eye contact with anybody but my kids... i have two theories for myself.. A. i subconsiously think the person will see my dis-intrest in their rant. B. i can't look at 2 eyes at the same time, i look at one eye back...
    TheOneyouwerewarnedabout TheOneyouwerewarnedabout 70+ 40 Responses Mar 30, 2012

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    I really appreciate my alone time,

    I could stay in my room all day and just do everything that I like to do.
    cudi123 cudi123 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    We are so misunderstood.

    The funny thing about introverts is once they feel comfortable with you, they can be the funniest, most enjoyable people to be around. It's like a secret they feel comfortable sharing with you. Except the secret is their personality.
    tarara0414 tarara0414 18-21, F 44 Responses Mar 4

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    I'm trap in a world of extrovert But

    yet I'm still an introvert Talking with people is what you called " easy " Talking with people is what I called " deadly " Your whole life is relying on others My whole life is relying on lovers Being far apart with your friend is lonely? Having no friends is cozy...
    neoncloud neoncloud 16-17, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I don’t feel the need to go out a lot,

    be among lots of people the whole day and doing so usually wears me down. I don’t mind spending a lot of time on my own and I have no trouble keeping myself entertained while I do so. That doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy social interactions. I’m a human being and we are...
    TheGreatLeveler TheGreatLeveler 26-30, M 19 Responses Apr 5

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    There are many misconceptions about introverts

    I would like to take this opportunity to explain some facts about us. According to estimates, extraverts outnumber introverts by about three to one. Introverts often find that other people try to change them or even suggest that there is something "wrong" with them. Nothing...
    venusdi venusdi 70+, F 11 Responses Mar 5

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    So Tired of It,.....

    I'm am so tired of being accused of being unfriendly, anti-social, mean, rude, and all the other pitiful epithets that crazed extroverts choose to apply to my personality type!!! I am NOT shy, I can strike up a convo with a perfect stranger. I'll only do so if I am intrigued by...
    complicated complicated 36-40, F 41 Responses Aug 12, 2007

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    How do you feel when you hang out with people,

    say 2 who keep teasing eacher all the time? Why do I feel out of place and it makes me uncomfortable :/ I don't think I'm being sensitive. Am I?
    thatawkwardgurl thatawkwardgurl 26-30, F 5 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    hmmm.....have not yet got soo comfortable in

    my own skin.... Am not self sufficient .....for many a things....I hate to depend upon others..n get dissappointed..Lot to learn from life :(
    chaitra1987 chaitra1987 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I enjoy being alone by myself

    and not having to do what others ask me to do.
    Rebelscorpio Rebelscorpio 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Since last year I dream of a girl

    who is also my classmate. She used to just smile and say nothing in my dream. And not once but several times I see her in my dream.I feel that I am starting to like her. But since I am not comfortable sharing my secret with others. For the first time I am sharing this secret...
    iamunique7 iamunique7 18-21 5 Responses Dec 6

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    I am the shy girl, the quiet girl,

    the "why don't you ever talk?" girl... honestly I could live without people saying that, not to mention I've heard it a million times. I used to get bullied/harassed in high school for being quiet. I never thought I was quiet, but apparently I am....and it's totally weird...
    bohobridget bohobridget 22-25, F 8 Responses Apr 23

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    Being introverted makes everything harder.

    Before I completely grew into my personalty I had tons of friends. I didn't really need to think about my actions and words as much as I feel like I do now. Everything is harder when people expect you to be outgoing. Talking to someone too often that I do not fully like can be...
    Cleanandclear Cleanandclear 18-21, F 19 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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    Top Ten Myths About Introverts

    I think this is pretty much spot on. From http://jerrybrito.org/post/6114304704/top-ten-myths-about-introverts Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk. This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert...
    StarTaurus StarTaurus 36-40, M 5 Responses Feb 16, 2013

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    Feels so disappointing

    when someone asks me to explain on some topics and they do not get what I am saying. They may feel what a jerk I am. Feels depressed when I encounter such incidents.
    iamunique7 iamunique7 18-21 1 Response Nov 29

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    That's the way I am and the way I always was

    since my day of birth.. and I am sorry if my username made some people think in another way about me.. and if you wanna know what does it feel like to be an introvert, Ok. It means that I feel totally uncomfortable when there is anyone in my area(eg my room) (like loving privacy...
    JustCallMeDude JustCallMeDude 18-21, M Dec 5

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    The Gift Of Introversion

    “The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.” ― Aldous Huxley Some people have a negative view of introverted people. They view them as aloof, too serious, arrogant, rude, morose, antisocial, or awkward. I am...
    kiansi kiansi 46-50, F 13 Responses Jul 25, 2012

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    JustMeWuuuut JustMeWuuuut 26-30, M Dec 10

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    I am happy with my introversion.

    I have grown very fond of my depth. I have been given a very quiet and lovely gift. I am able to notice the small things and relish in the emotions of experiences. I am a bit strange about human contact but love to show affection. But I have noticed that the more comfortable I...
    RaeRaez RaeRaez 22-25, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    My life as an introvert

    "Yes, I'm an introvert. No, I'm not shy. No, I'm not stuck up. No, I'm not antisocial. I'm just listening, I'm just observing. I can't stand small talk, But I'll talk about life for hours. I'd rather be home with a close friend or two Than among a big crowd of acquaintances...
    WillowedLady WillowedLady 26-30, F 9 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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    marmosets marmosets 13-15, F Nov 30

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    This is a copy of an article written by Diane

    Cameron in the Christian Science Monitor on Jan 2nd 2008. She said everything that I want to say about being an Introvert quite perfectly. I have photocopied this and have it displayed in my kitchen so people can see it. Here it is : "Ahh; January 2nd. The day that introverts...
    wraithorn wraithorn 41-45, M 4 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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    It's True ...

    Being around others is so draining . Not because of their personalities ... I just feel so much better and happier by myself . Even in groups , I find a way to get lost in my mind . I find myself ignoring calls from friends and sometimes lying to others saying I'm busy just to...
    IronicAppeal IronicAppeal 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    Screening Calls: the Privilege of An Introvert

    I am an introvert who has come to self-acceptance.  In my twenties, I used to force myself to be social because I thought my desire to be alone came from an unhealthy place--you know, like depression or "wanting to isolate to avoid something."  I was fortunate...
    EvesHarvest EvesHarvest 51-55, F 56 Responses May 4, 2009

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    Hmmm currently...i want to lock my room.

    .play some light music...light my room with some candles...n sit there alone ..watching the trees through the window......i feel high need of personal space...would want to sketch my thoughts onto paper...i feel too tired of the expectations of others frm me ....i wana shout on...
    chaitra1987 chaitra1987 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    From reasearch and life realize I,

    am such but life demands much more from me even when I would be happy for the world to leave me alone...most the time, not all the time though.
    Moonsilver Moonsilver 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 3

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