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I Am An Introvert

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    Right now it's hard to embrace me being an

    introvert. I so badly crave a friendship and a relationship. But it's so hard to go out where people are. It's hard at work sometimes since I work in retail. If it's a busy day with a lot of customers I get so drained mentally and emotionally that all I want to do is crawl into...
    hiddenjem hiddenjem 22-25, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I absolutely need time alone to recharge

    as the energy of others sometimes leave me mentally drained and depleted. And no, I am not anti-social. I just enjoy my own company.
    WiltedTulip WiltedTulip 41-45, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    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 6 Responses Jul 9, 2014

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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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    I find it so difficult to converse with some

    people, my friend is very outgoing and can easily speak to a lot of people, she introduces me to them and when left alone I seize up and con not come up with anything to converse about.. she is the only thing we have in common but I would love to be able to speak to anyone about...
    djps djps 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    I prefer listening to talking.

    And only few people understand this.
    susiede susiede 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 8

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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 am nervous/self-conscious/humble around other

    people but when I am by myself I am the complete opposite. It has me thinking that there is something wrong with me or that I am sinning or am a fraud.
    zarpanzur zarpanzur 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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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 25 Responses Mar 28

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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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    Yeah, I belong to this category too.

    You know, I have many friends but really, there's none of my type. They don't actually understand me. They don't get it when I say, 'I need to be alone'. They think maybe I am upset or depressed and try to help me out but its just not like that. They don't understand that I don...
    Taranpreet001 Taranpreet001 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 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 49 Responses Mar 4, 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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    Does anyone have any tips on how to decrease

    feelings of anxiety around seeing the same people? (i.e coworkers?). I'm fine with seeing strangers but if I see someone on a long-term basis, I start getting nervous, saying stupid things and just shutting myself down. Help!
    Missintroverted Missintroverted 26-30, F 18 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm pretty sure i am one.

    So i kinda have doubts about the seminar i attended this morning when the speaker said that we should be expressive of our feelings to our loved ones. I was like, I'm an introvert. Those things makes me feel uncomfortable and to he honest expressing your love to them may not...
    itcheru itcheru 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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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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    I Introverted And In Distress Hey everyone,

    I just spent roughly an hour looking for somewhere to connect with people that feel the same way as me -- that is, introverted and in distress. All day I've been ruminating over an occurrence yesterday at work which really isn't worth any time thinking about, let alone EXTRA...
    Missintroverted Missintroverted 26-30, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    NO friends. Family can't stand me.

    Bullied by people I was in school with. The fake family I live with drinks so much it's killing them. Was abandoned by my so called parents. Told I was useless and not worthy. Some so called family member tried to eliminate me from what I heard. Anyone I try to be friends with...
    Atlchris Atlchris 18-21 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Am I the only one around here

    who love being an introvert? Rhetorical question aside, what's up with the whole "I'm an introvert I hate it oh my God I need attention so much"? Dear friend, sorry to break it but you are socially inept. I'm socially inept as well, don't worry you are not alone. But it has...
    Airlangga Airlangga 18-21 3 Responses 1 day 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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    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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    odonisu1 odonisu1 18-21, M 1 day 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 32 Responses May 31, 2013

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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 46 Responses Mar 30, 2012

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    xXDemonArtXx xXDemonArtXx 13-15, F 6 Responses Jan 30

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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 11 Responses Jan 16

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    I'm having some issues.

    I seriously honestly truly am totally content, happy even, with being alone or with one person. Apparently that is unbelievable because everyone thinks you have to have 50 friends and go out all the time etc. yeah I understand socializing is necessary and healthy and I'm fine...
    ashb3r ashb3r 22-25, F 13 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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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    I have a really hard time fitting in

    and I don't have that many friends. It's especially hard for me to fit in with girls because I'm afraid of being judged by them. I want more friends so badly but I don't know what to do
    justakookiegirl justakookiegirl 18-21, F 5 Responses a week 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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    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'll end a conversation earlier

    than I really want to because you imagine you're 'bothering' the other person. :/ anyone with me?
    Angieinthewonderland Angieinthewonderland 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    At first I came here to meet people "like me",

    after a while i started to look for a relationship and now im back to where i started(not complaining about it), if that special someone comes allong then yay for me. But honestly i just want to make friends.
    human103 human103 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 8

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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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    I recently moved in with a girlfriend

    and realise it is not working. We moved in together far too soon and I hate it. We have very little in common, apart from the fact we both have troubled personal life ( turns out putting two messed up people together is not a solution, it only creates more mess). I forgot how...
    MattA14 MattA14 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 10

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    I love being an introvert.

    I can turn on the fun with others when I need to, but I really love just having me time. Alone with my thoughts and the ability to just be.
    grumpykittie13 grumpykittie13 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    tylermartin2014 tylermartin2014 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    We are who we are and I really hate the fact

    that people think being extroverted is good and introverted is bad.
    ashb3r ashb3r 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I don't want to be an introvert.

    I want to be a sociable person and never feel nervous when talking to anyone
    liytsl liytsl 22-25, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    it's kinda annoying that people assume I'm shy.

    . but really I'm just taking in my surroundings, observing and seeing how I want to approach whatever situation I'm in. I'm just not a super loud person that needs constant attention
    iamblackvelvet iamblackvelvet 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I was introduced to this term 3 years ago

    and I knew right away that I fit the criteria. I think it's important to point out that not all introverts are shy. Honestly I hate that word and get called shy all of the time. In all reality I don't think that I am shy. I just think people talk too much and I can never get a...
    nursingstudent4 nursingstudent4 22-25, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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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 4 days ago

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    Idk if it just happen to me

    or most of the introverts when friends asks you to party with them and you'll ask questions like, where? What time? Who else is going? What should I wear? Will there be beer? How late are you going to stay? And so on.. But in the end, we doesn't go. :/
    Angieinthewonderland Angieinthewonderland 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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