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I Am An Introvert

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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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    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 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 a week ago

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    I have found being an introvert in adulthood

    very lonely at times. As I have gotten older and found myself more comfortable with who I really am. In doing so I realized I had very little to nothing in common with the friends I had from high school. slowly I have drifted apart from them as there wasnt much to talk about...
    mistybluu mistybluu 31-35, F 10 Responses 3 days ago

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    Unless i am forced too,

    i do not leave my room
    xMisty xMisty 16-17, F 5 Responses 5 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jul 19

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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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    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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    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 not entirely convinced

    that we are fully understood.
    VelcroB VelcroB 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 20

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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 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 hear people say they are introverts to me all

    the time while I think they are extroverts compared to me. Does the make me an extra introvert? Also, are than any other introverts that are complete weirdos? U can tell I am an introverted weirdo, b/c I never act weird around strangers.
    Mk1720 Mk1720 16-17 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 2 days ago

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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 prefer listening to talking.

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

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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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    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 25 Responses Apr 18

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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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    I don't know why I am scared of people in

    general. :- I have a tendency to stay aloof because of that fear.
    Solitude96 Solitude96 18-21, M 7 Responses 2 days 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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    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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    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'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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    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 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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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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    My introverted tendencies have over the years

    caused a fair bit of misunderstanding and grief, but I've since come to terms with it. In a world ruled largely by extraverts and where extroverted behaviors are not only rewarded but expected, I have been isolated and misunderstood in school, caused perplexity and even fear...
    bitabyss bitabyss 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 15

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    Sometimes I just want to go

    where all the missing socks go.
    JosephinaBallerina JosephinaBallerina 31-35, F 9 Responses Jul 13

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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 3 hrs ago

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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 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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    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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    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 2 days ago

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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 3 hrs 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...
    AlexGabriel AlexGabriel 22-25, M 7 Responses Jun 26, 2014

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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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    a song for all you introverts ALESSIA CARA-

    here. i relate to this song
    Aeril Aeril 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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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 5 days ago

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