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I Am An Introvert

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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, 2014

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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 spend majority of my time alone, and I'm just finding more of a disliking for some qualities in people, and some people I know seem more...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 16

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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, 2014

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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 sometimes humans are too much for me to handle and I am back to being a happy introvert. (:
    thunderkisses thunderkisses 13-15, F Jan 19

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    Why did I bother picking up the phone?

    This person is talking about a bunch of nothing and I'm bored to death. I have nothing to say so I'll just say someone needs me so that I can hang up.
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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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 people drains their energy. This is true even if they have good social skills. After being with people for any length of time, such as at a...
    Nyx1978 Nyx1978 36-40, F 14 Responses 5 days ago

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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 takes a LOT of effort for me. So ... I prefer to put a lot of effort into having a relationship with a few people who are worth the effort of...
    LostInTheWoulds LostInTheWoulds 46-50, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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, 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 26 Responses Jun 15, 2013

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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'm giving up on even bothering to talk to this

    girl And Idgaf how it makes me look
    Princeofnothing Princeofnothing 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    Any Aspergers brothers

    and sisters around here?
    MissMadHatter MissMadHatter 18-21, T 3 Responses Jan 16

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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 9 Responses Mar 5, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 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, 2014

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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 like to meet others like myself, but not in an on line setting? Thanks.
    WHY2015 WHY2015 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 17

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    People are exhausting.

    Don't be offended because I need my space sometimes.
    Arija18 Arija18 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 16

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    Due to stress regarding my introversion

    and my social anxiety I am on the brink of quitting my job and have no clue what I'm going to do. I've been trying my hardest to find a job that I can do at home and that doesn't require me to be around other people but I've been struggling because most stay at home jobs you...
    Spark121791 Spark121791 22-25, M 6 Responses Jan 17

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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 thingy. You wish you could just wash off the whole day from your mind so that the memory of your stupid little remarks and the...
    blasphemy666 blasphemy666 22-25, F 12 Responses 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 distant from so it may be awkward at first but I always end up having a good time. Some not.. Last year I "made the rounds" and every single time...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 23 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Muggsy3 Muggsy3 26-30, M 4 Responses Jan 11

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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 you how great it is to find an empty movie theatre or an empty lunch room. A while back I thought you had to be some outgoing...
    Sh4dy Sh4dy 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 13

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    Confessions Of A Loner

    Hi. I am Loner. Have you ever noticed the student at the far corner trying not to get noticed? Yeah, the one who walks the hallway and you never saw anyone walking one foot from him? That's me, Loner. People think I'm anti-social. People think I'm proud and condescending. Maybe a...
    mareliberum mareliberum 26-30 13 Responses Jan 26, 2012

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    People Don'T Know It Because I Don'T Show It

    But I am most definitely an introvert. I learned early in life that the U.S. society doesn't value introverts, and so, by the time I was ten, I had decided to wear a mask around others. Then, if they didn't like me, it wasn't really me they disliked. That's a child's thinking...
    FlowersNButterflies FlowersNButterflies 51-55, F 18 Responses May 29, 2013

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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 as a whole it doesn't appeal to me. Sure I'm not perfect, never said I was, but my choice is to interact with less so that...
    MelMel68 MelMel68 31-35, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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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 34 Responses May 31, 2013

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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 to say and the majority of the conversation is small talk. I answered their call yesterday and that's exactly how the conversation went. AGAIN. I...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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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.. and I've never been on a first date (let alone second date :D ). Last time I traveled, mmm ... I don't remember exactly. I don't know why...
    simotaqi simotaqi 22-25 2 Responses Jan 7

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    How conversations go with me: *smiles* *nods

    my head* *laughs* occasionally I'll throw in a "yeah" until I can get through the convo.
    hamz11 hamz11 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 16

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    OnlyCB OnlyCB 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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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 trait like charismatic or flirty, it's said like it's something to be ashamed of like you got caught with your hand in the cookie jar...
    Sweetphoenix35 Sweetphoenix35 31-35, F 10 Responses Jan 17

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    I have a lovely little superpower I like to

    call "ghost mode". (I'm sure, I share that one with a lot of introverts.) That's when I go invisible in a group of people by not speaking too much and deliberately keeping myself on the outskirts of their socializing. Listening. I record almost every detail... What they look...
    Sorfarina Sorfarina 26-30, F 7 Responses Jul 9, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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 together. I won't know what to say and I'm really quiet so a lot of times I have to say it a few times to readjust my volume...
    Feliciajake Feliciajake 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 10

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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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    I find it disturbing

    when strangers look at me for no reason. It almost makes me hate them. I don't like people looking at my phone, or listen while I'm talking to my friends. It's distracting. It breaks my flow. I don't talk much because I think I'm boring/bothering people. I think i want to be...
    blasphemy666 blasphemy666 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 16

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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 43 Responses Mar 4, 2014

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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, 2014

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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. I end up tuning them out and trying to refocus so that they don't notice. Half the time I'm like, "Why are they talking to me? Why do...
    RoyalTeee RoyalTeee 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 16

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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 36-40 43 Responses Mar 30, 2012

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    OnlyCB OnlyCB 26-30, F 13 Responses Jan 20

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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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    It's been an entire week

    since my mom started sleeping up here. I'm tired, frustrated, angry, and snappy. The tiniest hint of contact annoys me. Re-charging from this will takes weeks, but my mom won't listen when I say I need my space. Does she not know the reasons I stay up here alone?
    MissMadHatter MissMadHatter 18-21, T Jan 6

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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 says how he wants to hangout with me. And keeps saying how pretty I am to her. This was weird and suspicious to me. So she told me what he...
    PoopieNoodle PoopieNoodle 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 17

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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 for a very long time. It's like she going a mile per minute. Just found out she has ADHD and on Ritalin. I hate when the Ritalin is out. Because it...
    inlovewithpeaceandquiet inlovewithpeaceandquiet 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    I can't seem to have a good conversation w

    anyone, if you understand you can message me :)
    usatoaussie usatoaussie 13-15, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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