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I Am An Introvert

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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 don't enjoy going out into public.

    The way that people make me feel is something that I should not have to deal with. Let's face it, all. We live in a pretty messed up world. 1 of 6 of all women in America are raped or have to fend off rape at some point in their lives. What does this have to do with being an...
    disastercupcake disastercupcake 26-30, F 2 Responses a week 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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    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 17 Responses May 29, 2013

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    Went to a meeting today,

    God there was so much people.Big room almost fully packed,nowhere to hide.Was feeling so open and vulnerable,lost a friend somewhere in crowd,eventually found a balcony,much better.3 people on their phones and a couple kissing in background,felt good,Came back inside for the to...
    somerandomguyfromspace somerandomguyfromspace 31-35, M 1 Response May 4

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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 23 Responses Mar 28

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    These days everything is

    so superficial, that it isn't worth it to attempt to have a good conversation with most. One in thousands... "Good morning. How are you? Fine and you? I'm doing well. That's good." Yuck. It's disgusting. It's rare to find friends, or many that you can even relate to, because of...
    photob33 photob33 31-35, M 3 Responses May 14

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    I figure that telling this to my group of

    people might help me get some helpful responses. Whenever someone provokes me with the intent to start conflict, I get extremely angry. It's pretty bad, not like a normal type of anger, it's a really dark feeling. When I finally get to a place where I can be alone and calm...
    ShiromaruSenpai ShiromaruSenpai 18-21, M 3 Responses May 14

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    Ppl tell me its not healthy being by myself &

    not socializing. I relocated to a new state & don't know many people. Honestly staying to myself is just easier. No drama, no judgement, no regret. All things that i received/experienced all through high school. Its hard to jus let those things go & to move on
    Trinitylovee Trinitylovee 18-21 5 Responses 5 days ago

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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 44 Responses Mar 30, 2012

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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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    There are some types of introverts.

    I only know 2 of them. The first one is very quiet, anti social but do have a few friends. The other one is talks a lot, friendly but others never know what's in their mind.. Am I right?
    wazzup97 wazzup97 16-17, F 3 Responses May 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 24 Responses Mar 4

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    Your eating dinner by yourself?

    Oh, I could never do that! This is the reaction I got from an acquaintance of mine who saw me dining this evening in a busy restaurant by myself. People do not realize that yes I like doing things alone, I can go out to dinner, movies, concerts and even vacations alone. It doesn...
    tormentedinternally tormentedinternally 26-30, M 5 Responses May 8

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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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    Always been, always will be.

    I don't mind socializing with other people, but just not too much please. I get tired just thinking about the schedules some people have. I need plenty of alone time, and I don't think there's anything wrong with it. It's okay to be an introvert.
    UselessNobody UselessNobody 31-35, F 3 Responses May 17

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    some people just need a high-five.

    in the face. with a chair.
    rizkiamel rizkiamel 16-17, F 3 Responses May 7

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    I'm curious to know what other introverts like

    to do to relax and recharge. For me, it's reading, writing or watching movies. What do you like to do?
    Lsj01 Lsj01 22-25, F 8 Responses May 17

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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...
    mystiquebeauty mystiquebeauty 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 11, 2014

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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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    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 8 Responses Jun 26, 2014

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    Just because I don't constantly talk

    and talk mainly about myself, telling you every detail of my life…it doesn't mean I don't have one….
    AutumnBliss AutumnBliss 46-50, F 4 Responses May 15

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    I love to stay in bed

    as much as possible. and have my laptop,TV remote, cellphone, and book nook. lots of munchies.
    patty78roman patty78roman 36-40, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I can look a 1200lb animal in the eye

    and scold it for being naughty, but ask me to even look another human being in the eye? Ummm...Imma be in that dark corner over there having anxiety attack, be back in about an hour and you can ask me again.
    liberteriangeek liberteriangeek 18-21, F 2 Responses May 11

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    I just recently learned what a real Introvert

    is. People who get energized from being alone and enjoy connecting with themselves. I always thought I was an introvert but I'm not sure anymore. I enjoy time to myself and probably would prefer to be alone at least 60 percent of the time, but ever since I lost my brother...
    TedInstead TedInstead 18-21, M 4 Responses May 9

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    There's nothing like an introvert party,

    cause an introvert party don't start.
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 6 Responses Apr 15

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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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    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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    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 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 have always been really involved with myself.

    I think it's because I was an only child for a long time, so my childhood consisted of talking to my "imaginary friends." While they are no longer by my side, I continue to be the biggest introvert ever. Being around people literally drains me if I am out for longer than lets...
    Majesticscribbler Majesticscribbler 16-17, F 2 Responses May 18

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    I hate my job. especially on days

    that I feel my coworkers or manager makes fun of me....
    patty78roman patty78roman 36-40, F 1 Response 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 18 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Hi. Yes please. No thank you.

    Pardon me. I'm fine, and you? Bye. Don't look at me. I'm lonely. Please leave me be. What are all these people talking about? I can't make sense of it. Sit a fair distance away. Don't make too much noise. Are you looking this way? Just keep your eyes down. Almost done. Pay up...
    rpf1988 rpf1988 41-45, M 2 Responses May 12

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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 32 Responses May 31, 2013

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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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    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...
    JustNyx JustNyx 36-40, F 10 Responses Jan 22

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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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    I hate house guests with a passion.

    2 nights I can stand but any more and I want to get out of town and not come back until they are gone seriously!!!! I have 10 day guests right now and have to pray constantly and health issues flair up too! Yuck!
    aeckert12 aeckert12 41-45, F 2 Responses May 11

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    I was perfectly Fine few years back.

    I was friendly with everyone.Few years back my best friend ditched me and I started getting scared by talking with people.I have turned introvert.I wana gwt out of my shell again.I need help if anyone can give me any tips to regain my self confidence again.
    Rutuja05 Rutuja05 18-21, F 1 Response May 17

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    Yes, I'm introvert, but not!

    antisocial. I just don't like daily chit chat, and can't stand crowded places... But I get along with people just fine! I just need to be alone sometimes, you know. Restoring my energy
    littlewolf1 littlewolf1 13-15, F May 8

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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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    I am an introvert in customer service.

    This is the second time I've been involved in a store closing and the negativity is coming on faster than a tidal wave. Even though, at the moment, the customers are still being friendly, I just hate fielding the same questions over and over again. And I hate it when they assume...
    Thisbe Thisbe 22-25, F 2 Responses May 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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    I don't get why extroverts mix introverts up

    with lonely people. Sure, we need alone time (a lot), and crowds are just not our thing, but why do they ASSUME that we are lonely? Take me for example, whenever I go into my room and be alone when my sisters' friends are over, they will always assume that I'm antisocial. It's...
    reivven reivven 13-15, F 8 Responses May 3

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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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