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I Am An Introvert

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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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    Today I had a rather introverted adventure.

    I went around St. Petersburg today by myself. I didn't really have a goal in mind, I just wandered a bit. I found my way into a book store with cats in it, an Italian market tucked away in little Cuba, a music store that I couldn't find again if I tried, and somehow managed to...
    TheBlasphemousOptimist TheBlasphemousOptimist 18-21, F 7 Responses Jun 18

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    Anyone out there that has zero friends?

    and I mean zero. Nobody to call and nobody to call you. In a way it's a relief because it absolves you of any responsibility to maintain any sort of relationship. But on the other hand you feel so stranded and always wonder what the hell is wrong with you...
    Missintroverted Missintroverted 26-30, F 26 Responses Apr 18

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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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    Passing up going out with friends.

    Home is better, home is safer.
    PurdyHeart PurdyHeart 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 20

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    I feel so guilty about being an introvert,

    at this moment because my husband has a wedding to go to. And I'm dreading the thought of going. I get nauseous just thinking of having to attend this horrible wedding! So today I was feeling sick due to my allergies and I was moody and I let it out that I didn't wan to go to...
    patty78roman patty78roman 36-40, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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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 8 Responses Jul 11, 2014

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    I don't need to try and make friends with every

    single person I see. In fact I'm happier spending the day with my cat. I know a few people well enough for them to be friends but we don't want to be joined at the hip where ever we go.
    WanderingZK WanderingZK 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 26

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    "I could be home on the internet right now.

    " My thoughts when I'm at a party. Which, might I add, is never.
    StarStealingGirl StarStealingGirl 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    When I'm around people I don't know

    or people I don't feel comfortable with feel as though my personality has been sucked out of me. My personality completely does off and I become a robot, and say only what needs to be said. My head throbs and all I want to do is hide in my room and curl up and sleep.
    busybrain busybrain 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I hate pointless converstaions.

    I'd rather spend my time alone with my thoughts and my music. It's not always good when you have no one to share those thoughts with but I guess it's better than being forced into an exhausting social situation.
    BrownSugarBabe BrownSugarBabe 22-25, F 7 Responses May 8

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Godofblackclouds Godofblackclouds 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 25

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    INFJ true introvert crazy

    if you will but entertain this thought that maybe true introverts may just very well have an edge intuition being a trait sixth sense of sorts leads me to feel for humanity and its broken communication
    TANQ247 TANQ247 26-30, M 1 Response 6 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 8 Responses Mar 5, 2014

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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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    I generally find being around people draining.

    I don't know what to talk about to people, I have very little in common with females my own age. When I do go out (usually to my local) I spend the night glued to my phone.
    busybrain busybrain 26-30, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm an introvert but i hate being alone/lonely.

    Does anyone have the same situation as me? Maybe we can be friend Why is bad things always happen to me ;(
    yong95 yong95 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 29

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    I'm an introvert; quiet

    and keep to myself not very outgoing, most of the time. But I also feel that there is a part of me is an extrovert; I get louder and more outgoing, I want to hang out with people. It's like there's two sides of myself :/
    BriarRose96 BriarRose96 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm an introvert and I usually get emotionally

    drained after interacting with people. People tend to perceive me as an extrovert due to my sociable nature and I guess this helps me to make friends and speak out..? But deep inside, I'm an introvert through and through
    hydroiodide hydroiodide 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 16

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    and it's a good thing

    because God help us all if I was an extrovert.
    NotQuiteRite NotQuiteRite 51-55, M Jun 26

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    I have spent the last 3 days always with a

    group of people. The first 2 days weren't to bad because we were working on projects but today all we did was hangout as a group, to build "family". Ha family...more like lets just talk to the people we already know and no one else...All I wanted to do was go hide in a corner...
    Forevertired22 Forevertired22 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 14

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    **** my life, I'll be single forever.

    What's the point of living... I can't even keep a girl entertained, I'm so dull😕... I hate being an introvert. I'm not shy, I'm just quiet. :(
    jimcrick jimcrick 22-25, M 4 Responses Jun 29

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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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    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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    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 42 Responses Mar 30, 2012

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    I refuse to leave the house

    unless I am required too. Sometimes it results in hurt feelings but I could care less or so I like to think.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 13

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    Apparently (just now this was sprung on me) we

    are going over to my brother's friends' house. My parents and my brother are like "Yay, friends!" I'm just like, "Please just let me stay home and read."
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 14

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    I have the triple crown 1.

    I'm an introvert 2. I'm shy depending on the situation 3. I'm battling depression So you can imagine my time of isolation from people is damn near unhealthy .
    Godofblackclouds Godofblackclouds 18-21, M 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    There's nothing like an introvert party,

    cause an introvert party don't start.
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 15

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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'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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    Dandelionlove Dandelionlove 22-25, F 22 Responses Jun 25

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    My therapist says I should have social

    interraction daily...it freaks me out!
    Myzery Myzery 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 17

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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 25 Responses Mar 4

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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 35 Responses Jun 12

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    A bunch of my in laws are staying with us the

    whole holiday weekend and I'm sooooo dreading it. They are great but it's like I have to be 'on' all the time. Definitely people overload for me. I don't mean to be standoffish but I don't enjoy entertaining. I don't enjoy having to socialize with more than like 2 or 3...
    ttt1108 ttt1108 31-35, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    Outside of my family,

    I really don't like being around other people for more than 5 hours or so. I only have two close friends that I see regularly these days but honestly that is fine with me. I'm happiest just spending time with my family. Sometimes I feel like there must be something wrong with me...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F Jun 17

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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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    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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    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 50 Responses Mar 4, 2014

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    But the world needs us introverts to function

    properly right?A world without us just wouldn't be interesting...
    misanthropicpessimist misanthropicpessimist 13-15, F 2 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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