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I Am An Introvert

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    I am but I think dating an extrovert would make

    for an interesting time . We would probably balance each other ouf
    Godofblackclouds Godofblackclouds 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 19

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    I moved to my current city a bit more

    than a year ago. I have tried 5 different types of voluntary work in order to try and meet like-minded people but it hasn't worked. It has just left me feeling worse than before.
    Letmefly47 Letmefly47 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    Just because someone is introverted doesn't

    mean he doesn't like company. Interaction is just expensive to introverts, and they don't want to spend it on something annoying or wasteful. They won't spend their precious energy on someone who doesn't want them around. If an introvert knows that you are friendly and open to...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 27 Responses Mar 4

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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 16 Responses Apr 9, 2014

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    I am an Introvert. My boyfriend is an Extrovert

    and has zero comprehension of the difference. I sometimes feel like I am being dragged all over the place when all I really want to do is be home an paint. He takes it personally as though I dont want to spend time with him. I go with the flow and suck it up more often than not...
    awhimandaprayer awhimandaprayer 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 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 7 Responses Jan 16

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    I can't really say I care much

    for hanging out with people or participating in a lot of social activities. I almost always make up an excuse not to go. It's just out of my comfort zone to be that social butterfly. Talking to customers and coworkers at my job is totally fine because I can put on a mask to...
    Ominousity Ominousity 18-21, F 1 Response 2 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 33 Responses May 31, 2013

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    I'd much rather be extroverted though,

    but I guess you can't focus these things. Well, unless you're getting money for it of course...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M Jul 18

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    I find it so pleasant

    when there's less people at the beach 😎So I can actually hear the waves and nature
    Violetlolla2 Violetlolla2 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 24

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    Yesterday I had to go back to school to take a

    computer test for sophomore year. I was definitely not happy there were so many loud people that I've never seen before unless I'm the only freshman there
    Violetlolla2 Violetlolla2 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I am an introvert and really am having a hard

    time to make friends, but I really need someone to talk to. An honest person who is non-judgmental and willing to accept I am who I am. I do not know if I am a good friend, but I am a great listener, empathetic, and a very non-judgmental person. However, I do really need a...
    Anadiir Anadiir 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 19

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    Here's a wordle I've come up with

    that perfectly describes me/introverts: Radar ------- Flying Can you figure it out?
    Mk1720 Mk1720 16-17 1 Response a week ago

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    For ****'s sake stop asking me

    why I don't socialize with people or assume I don't have any friends! Talking to you already drains the life out of me. I just want to sleep and most of the time I would rather sit in a quiet room. as a matter of face put me in a room with a ton of books, paper, art material...
    badazzbasicbich badazzbasicbich 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 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, 2014

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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 7 Responses Mar 5, 2014

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    There's nothing like an introvert party,

    cause an introvert party don't start.
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 15

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    Has anyone here tried to change their introvert

    character? I've recently started working part time in a shop and thought its good for me to get out of my comfort zone. But I just felt so uncomfortable approaching customers and felt the manager was constantly judging me, which made me feel so bad. I guess I should accept my...
    fz22 fz22 22-25, F 10 Responses a week ago

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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 10 Responses Jan 16

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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'm always stuck in my head 24/7 I love to

    observe people. How they think / react and speck to others. Lol I'm a heavy gamer I spend 300 hours in destiny :3
    WildCat64 WildCat64 16-17, M Jul 14

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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 22 Responses Mar 28

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    I'm a very shy person

    and I enjoy having small conversations with my self like 24/7.. I'm weird I know but I'm honest 😁
    Justwondering223 Justwondering223 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    I prefer listening to talking.

    And only few people understand this.
    susiede susiede 18-21, F 10 Responses Mar 8

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    xXDemonArtXx xXDemonArtXx 13-15 6 Responses Jan 30

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    paperandpencil paperandpencil 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    I'm forcing myself to be a bit more social on

    the outside world O.O .... Da fuq am I thinking ? .... I try this now and again .... And out of my comfort zone once again....
    chernobylplayground chernobylplayground 36-40, F 12 Responses Jul 19

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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...
    firefliess firefliess 18-21, F 9 Responses Jul 11, 2014

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    people: you should talk more!

    me: *tries to talk* - gets ignored - gets interrupted - gets talked over - no one pays attention - no one cares -_-
    irreelevance irreelevance 16-17, F 10 Responses May 6

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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 8 Responses Jul 18

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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 48 Responses Mar 4, 2014

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    My family says I'm too closed in.

    I don't get out much. That is should open up more. I've always been an introvert. How do I go about changing now?
    LookingForYou89 LookingForYou89 26-30, F 34 Responses Jun 12

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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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    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 15 Responses Jun 29, 2014

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    Just a shout out to all my fellow introverts

    and hsp's out there. You are all very special. You are all intelligent, creative, and very caring people. When you love, you love deeply. I know how hard it is, but don't ever think you are not normal. There are many of us. We are special and I couldn't imagine a world without...
    squizz5 squizz5 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 19

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    Dandelionlove Dandelionlove 22-25, F 21 Responses Jun 25

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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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    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 22 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Unless i am forced too,

    i do not leave my room
    xMisty xMisty 16-17, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    doesn't it seem like a lot of introverts are

    deeply depressed? Why is that? When did we become a society that so conspicuously favors extroverts in every facet of life? Why is it only like that in the U.S.?
    cec75 cec75 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 15

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    I'm not entirely convinced

    that we are fully understood.
    VelcroB VelcroB 41-45, M 4 Responses Jul 20

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    Torture. Family gatherings

    where you're forced to attend and expected to remember all the names of your cousins you've never met. Add to that all the aunts and uncles who still pinch cheeks. Really?!
    0penbook 0penbook 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    After a few weeks I will be appearing

    for a job interview in my college but I am not mentally prepared for this.My confidence is low and I fear whether I would be able to do this.Dear friends,please provide me some suggestion on this matter to make it a successful one.Thanks.
    iamunique7 iamunique7 22-25 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Four types of introversion http://nymag.

    com/scienceofus/2015/06/apparently-there-are-four-kinds-of-introversion.html
    Thisbe Thisbe 22-25, F 9 Responses Jul 17

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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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