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    ...and I love it! I love my own company.

    As long as I have my husband, my mom & dad, I'm good
    faa002 faa002 26-30, F Jan 22

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    10 Myths And Facts About Introverts!

    Myths and Facts 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 talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t stop for days...
    anya1212 anya1212 26-30, F 33 Responses May 31, 2013

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    Today I found a list of "top 100 introvert

    quotes" while looking around online, I think they were really good there were some that hit it right on the head. My favorites were: "Introverts crave meaning so party chitchat feels like sandpaper to our psyche.” ~ Diane Cameron, and “Originality thrives in seclusion free...
    DenialLife DenialLife 18-21, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I just realized something about social media.

    I would never approach a woman on facebook. Unless we knew each other really well, I would never randomly text her. I have crushes on Twitter. These women are interesting for different reasons. Beauty. Funny. Smart. (or a combination) I would never approach a woman on Twitter...
    KindHeartedGuy KindHeartedGuy 41-45, M 5 Responses a week ago

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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 17 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Dandelionlove Dandelionlove 22-25, F 19 Responses Jun 25, 2015

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    I really wish that I could reach out

    and make more friends, but my social anxiety makes it crippling to try both online and in RL. It hurts being this lonely and having your mind make yourself believe that it you're unlikable no matter what you do or say.
    twistedfayt twistedfayt 22-25, F 9 Responses Jan 18

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    I hate being this sometimes.

    It causes me to never make long term friendships. Once I let someone get close I fall back....I drop communication and I let them go completely. I mean I cherish our time together but I fear letting them in. So I let them go. :/ (my backward ways)
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses a week ago

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    I can't decide if it's really an introvert

    thing but, recently i can't be comfortable being close to anyone. it might be the bad date but sharing a bed with my best friend going to the movies with My ex the last month it makes me bristle and not want the closeness. I wonder why and what it is with closeness im so against...
    Tazz05 Tazz05 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    I like to go outside

    and play and have fun and chat and play sports and ride bikes and socialize and hang out and party and go to the movies
    SuspiciousCerealGuy SuspiciousCerealGuy 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 25

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 15

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    It is my birthday today.

    And the only people to wish me are my parents, my sister and couple of cousins. And I actually enjoy that no one is wishing me :)
    IndieTechGuy IndieTechGuy 26-30, M 25 Responses 3 days ago

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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, 2014

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    I was enjoying my lunch of sandwiches

    and reading my friends' posts here in a little corner of the workplace when from the corner of my eye, I espied a colleague walk by and looking in my direction. I groaned inside me when she came towards me and asked, 'Alone ah?' Before I could even swallow my bread and utter...
    novembermoon novembermoon 41-45, F 21 Responses Oct 22, 2015

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    I enjoy and love spending time with myself,

    eating alone, watching things alone, reading alone ... I just love that time I spend with myself. I am usually very much sucked into my own thoughts, to the level that my mind is often blocked from reality, even when I am sitting amongst people, my mind is completely occupied...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 22

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    Ok I threw a virtual party yesterday

    and everything went great "yay!" But today I'm going to an actual party. I hate parties. So I'm just going to step off a cliff. I will post another experience on how it went.
    sassycookie sassycookie 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 18, 2015

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    Don't tell me to "speak more",

    I never asked you to "speak less". Your loud mouth is annoying me as much as my silence annoying you. I tolerate it because I recognize being alone scared you, so please tolerate it because being in a crowded place drained me. Let's learn to tolerate each other or just go away...
    Rasuna Rasuna 22-25, F 9 Responses Oct 6, 2015

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    It's funny to me how extroverts seem to think

    there's something wrong with being introverted. Today I had a girl in my class comment on how it was strange that I never spoke. I replied that it's not that I don't speak ever, I just don't feel the need to speak all the time. I only speak when spoken to or when I have...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 26-30, F 16 Responses Nov 2, 2015

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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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    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 45 Responses Mar 4, 2014

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    XxLoveInTheDarkxX XxLoveInTheDarkxX 18-21 6 Responses Nov 26, 2015

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    People think all kinds of bad things about

    introverts - we're snobby, we're stuck up we don't have enough fun but I gotta tell ya - I find outgoing chatty types down right loud and annoying at times - especially when they don't know when to stop. There's benefits on both sides of the spectrum .
    Merrmaid Merrmaid 36-40, F 7 Responses Jan 23

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    My son is an introvert

    but my daughter is an extrovert and sometimes we clash because of it. She can get quite loud and overly chatty. I adore her, but sometimes I need a break from her excessive energy. I hope she knows that it's not because I don't love her.
    Kate2point0 Kate2point0 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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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...
    darkflavors darkflavors 26-30, M 20 Responses Apr 5, 2014

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    Sometimes I just love to sit

    and watch the birds flying the water rippling or sit in silence while reading a book, is that so bad to want to be left alone? Some people do not understand this, i work two jobs and interact with many people daily, i need time to unwind and decompress...
    jdamselfly jdamselfly 36-40, F 21 Responses Mar 28, 2015

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    I'd rather listen than talk,

    follow rather than lead, stay at home rather than go to a loud party.
    NanamiMomozono NanamiMomozono 22-25, F 12 Responses Nov 23, 2015

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    I decided to stay in

    as my extraverted girlfriend is going clubbing. There where more and more people being added to her entourage and I felt more and more anxiety about going out. Also, it been a very busy week. Yet, as she is leaving I feel really bad, like I have betrayed her by not going. Those...
    Tomovasky Tomovasky 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 16

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    Anybody want a meaningful talk on any aspect

    (positive) , then just say hi!
    thefriendofurs thefriendofurs 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 20

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    I want someone to be alone with.

    I know that doesn't sound like it makes sense, but that's the only way I can describe it. Most people are basically just acquaintances to me. I have people I'm close with, but I only seem to ever have one really good friend at a time that I talk to regularly. One of which lives...
    OrganicMachina OrganicMachina 31-35, M Jan 26

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    "Highly sensitive (introverted) people process

    their environments - both physical and emotional - unusually deeply. They tend to notice subtleties that others miss - another person's shift in mood, or a light bulb burning a touch too brightly." - Susan Cain
    enigmaticflower enigmaticflower 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 12, 2015

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    The hardest thing about college is all the

    people. I am honestly okay being around people, I enjoy it sometimes. However, I do not like to TALK with them...most often. Anyways, it seems that no matter what class I am in, there is always one person who decides to talk to me and sit next to me EVERY CLASS PERIOD. And I don...
    AprilRobertaLudgate AprilRobertaLudgate 18-21, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    I can be antisocial at times

    and just want a break. It could take me two or three days after a night out to want to do anything else again with friends. I amn't addicted to my phone, I can get sick of texting. It takes a while for me to really feel comfortable with someone. That's probably bad
    imme163 imme163 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I know this is a bit of a random question,

    but does anyone know what the best jobs or job environments are for introverts? Not minimum wage but not something you need a degree for either. I currently work in an office as a data entry clerk and it's wearing me out. I want to pursue a career in the medical field or in...
    twistedfayt twistedfayt 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 25

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    I have always Got attracted to Extrovert Men ,

    I don't know why In my relations , I have faced problems also Being with an Extrovert Person ... I never understood this though , Why I have always got Attracted towards an Extrovert
    Amnik Amnik 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Jul 11, 2014

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    I'M Weirdly Introverted

    I am comfortable, at ease, energized, enthusiastic and funny when I am teaching or speaking to a group of people, regardless of their age, background, etc.... But when it comes to making casual conversation one-to-one or in a small group setting, even with the same people who I...
    aFloridaBeachMan aFloridaBeachMan 51-55, M 25 Responses Jun 15, 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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    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 14 Responses Jun 29, 2014

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    I had speech problems earlier in my childhood.

    I stuttered a lot growing up, until I was in elementary.When I was grade school, I still stuttered but, I just stop.I was quiet up to College.I never felt comfortable speaking to express myself I love to internalize my emotions for some strange reason.I had few friends and never...
    scaredtotalk41 scaredtotalk41 41-45, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    The lunch room. Now that I'm in school again,

    I have to deal with this horrible place on a regular basis. All I want is to quietly sit by myself and enjoy my food in peace. Sometimes I'm lucky enough to get this; most of the time everyone from my class decides to sit around me. I don't even speak much in class, so I know...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 26-30, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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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 6 Responses Mar 5, 2014

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    10 Myths And Facts About Introverts!

    Myths and Facts 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 talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t stop for days...
    AlexGabriel AlexGabriel 22-25, M 7 Responses Jun 26, 2014

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    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 talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t shut up for days.Myth #2 : Introverts are shy.Shyness has nothing to do with being an...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 46-50, F 11 Responses Aug 27, 2015

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    I just realized that I live in my own

    'wonderland' (inside my thought) and that I don't know what to converse with people outside my wonderland. I just realized that it's harder for me to convey my likes, my thought, my story when I am face-to-face even with someone close, especially when that friend is totally...
    rainyrainsky rainyrainsky 26-30, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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