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I Am An Introvert

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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 17 Responses May 3

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    An interesting lecture about us introverts !

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0KYU2j0TM4&feature=player_embedded
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I was home alone, reading a book.

    ..suddenly someone was knocking on a door...I just grabbed my phone, silenced it...and hid...turns out it was my mom😑
    Mercury90 Mercury90 22-25, F 4 Responses a week 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 6 Responses Jun 26

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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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    The Fake Laugh

    ok, iv'e just pin pointed what irks me the most. now i enjoy a good yarn,joke,story etc etc but when somebody i don't really care for or like or simply just don't know is trying to tell a funny story to a group of people,  you all know the type, that person who just has to...
    TheOneyouwerewarnedabout TheOneyouwerewarnedabout 70+ 8 Responses Oct 25, 2011

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    I just feel really guilty.

    People love going to clubs and shizz like that and really try and make the effort to invite me but I just really don't want to go. A couple of drinks and decent conversation with people I am comfortable around is fine but I'm just really out of place at clubs and don't see the...
    Chloeeee17 Chloeeee17 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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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 19 Responses May 29, 2013

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    Top Ten Myths About Introverts

    I think this is pretty much spot on. From http://jerrybrito.org/post/6114304704/top-ten-myths-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...
    StarTaurus StarTaurus 36-40, M 5 Responses Feb 16, 2013

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    I know this is a bit,

    you know, but I feel like introverts are misunderstood by most people so I thought I'd post the top 10 myths about introverts. I'm a shy introvert btw. I got this list online so these are not my words Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk. This is not true. Introverts...
    LFCno1 LFCno1 18-21, M 11 Responses Jul 15

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    Maybe we all should move to Finland.

    ..heard it's a land of introverts😬
    Mercury90 Mercury90 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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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 22-25, M 16 Responses Apr 5

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    From the time we start school,

    and even before, we are made painfully aware that being outgoing is prized and being introverted is somehow the inferior, even shameful, opposite. Our schools and workplaces are designed for (and dazzled by) extroverts and their need for attention and stimulation. Group work...
    bast1 bast1 51-55, F 6 Responses Jul 18

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    I focus primarily on my own spirit,

    mind, feelings, and affairs. Being outgoing, sociable and concerned with what other people think seems useless and boring to me. I experience more action in a quiet environment than I do in a noisy crowded one. When people are bored, I'm entertained. When they are...
    Aeonian Aeonian 51-55, M 4 Responses Jul 15

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    theanja1 theanja1 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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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...
    SheAlwaysBelieved SheAlwaysBelieved 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 11

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    I am not shy. I am introverted.

    Yes, there is a difference.
    thecellist thecellist 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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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

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    And I am okay with it.

    I just wish I didn't have to explain to people that not everyone has the same kind of personality. Being thrown into a world built for extroverts isn't easy. Being told that being the 'quiet one' isn't normal, or automatically being labeled as weird because I don't like to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 21

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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 70+ 38 Responses Mar 30, 2012

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    Just a thought...maybe

    if i would find a boyfriend, that could help my self-esteem problem?😁
    Mercury90 Mercury90 22-25, F 13 Responses Jul 15

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    I have always been quiet

    and unassuming. I was shy as a youngster and young adult. I can sit and listen to others. I can interact much better as an adult. I just one who never had much to say. I don't always reveal my true feelings. I'll always be an introvert.
    Gennee Gennee 61-65, T Jul 15

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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 39 Responses Mar 4

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    People are surprised

    when I can discuss controversial and challenging topics then add some possible solutions. I'm more of a listener than a talker. When I was in junior college years I was sometimes criticized for being quiet. I just didn't have anything to say.
    Gennee Gennee 61-65, T 1 Response Jul 18

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    I'm comfortable being an introvert

    but other people are not. And that's ok. :)
    dree2014 dree2014 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Being introverted makes everything harder.

    Before I completely grew into my personalty I had tons of friends. I didn't really need to think about my actions and words as much as I feel like I do now. Everything is harder when people expect you to be outgoing. Talking to someone too often that I do not fully like can be...
    Cleanandclear Cleanandclear 16-17, F 20 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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    Really, I am. I have overcome it

    for the most part, I am more comfortable in conversations with people than I used to be. I can force myself to make small talk. (f**king hate small talk, give me substance) Really though I still am in introvert, yet I cover it well.
    lmtnmn lmtnmn 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 18

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    It's True ...

    Being around others is so draining . Not because of their personalities ... I just feel so much better and happier by myself . Even in groups , I find a way to get lost in my mind . I find myself ignoring calls from friends and sometimes lying to others saying I'm busy just to...
    IronicAppeal IronicAppeal 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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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 55 Responses May 4, 2009

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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...
    thelonewood thelonewood 26-30 13 Responses Jan 26, 2012

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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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    If y'all decide to message me me,

    just beware I'm not the best at starting/holding conversations...
    sturmgewher44 sturmgewher44 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    And I wish I wasn't. If I could I'd take a

    magic pill that made me extroverted. Life would be so much easier.
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 17

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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 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 5 Responses Jul 9

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    I am an introvert and I love myself

    that way. This mean that a big amount of people and parties drain me out, so yea I better select drinking wine with myself or my small amount of friends. Cause lets be honest there cant be any big amount of friends . I do like reading books, visiting galleries, museums and if...
    Serpensss Serpensss 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 3

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    There is a total misinterpretation between

    introverts and extroverts: There is NOTHING wrong with being an introvert. The only difference between introverts and extroverts are introverts find energy within themselves and extroverts find energy externally for example socializing with multiple aquiantiences. Introverts...
    Shyandsilent17 Shyandsilent17 16-17, F 12 Responses May 16

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    I've had little choice

    but to get used to it, I've always been relatively introverted albeit with extrovert tendencies which have now all but gone. I've been trying to meet people I actually click with/have common interests over the years, and there's very few people I've met who even slightly fit...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Introvert (Poem)

    I am the shadow in the dark I am the ghost in the crowd I am the background in the story I am the wall at the party I am the silent night I am the shade at night I am the colorless white I am the shining light I am the puzzle to be solved I am the question to be asked Yet...
    kelseytoby kelseytoby 16-17 7 Responses Nov 16, 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 26 Responses Jun 15, 2013

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    So company is over having a great time

    and I'm in my room eating and watching tv 😌 but I wanna talk to someone.... :/ I'm weird ha... I'm not leaving out xD
    Sammie099 Sammie099 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    Why Me?

    Why do I have to be so introverted? I wish I could change this about myself. I am so introverted that I don't hear people when they talk to me. I am so deep in thought all the time that I am unaware of my surroundings. Yeah it's normal to get that way sometimes when you have alot...
    vicarious1 vicarious1 36-40, F 24 Responses Jul 20, 2012

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    I AM!!!!! I wish I would have discovered this

    years ago... I always thought there was something wrong with me. "I just don't like people!" Has kept me antisocial for so long, but ITS NOT TRUE. I just don't like interacting with lots of people. It's like doing a workout!!!! Mentally exhausting!!! I do it all day for a...
    littlechief79 littlechief79 31-35, F 7 Responses Jul 17

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    s0undgarden s0undgarden 16-17, M 1 Response 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 17 Responses Apr 9

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    However, for someone

    that always find comfort in solitude, it is ridiculous how lonely this life can be. We are never meant to be alone. Sure, us introverts love being alone, occasionally. But a brief company now and then would be nice though. And being in a relationship is a challenge on its own...
    silverrocket silverrocket 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have always spent most of my life alone.

    Since my sister died five yrs ago. I haven't worked. Or done much of anything. I've tried though to improve my life. But it's hard at 45
    wolfe2012 wolfe2012 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    And I'm sick of people telling me

    that modern technology made me that way. No. It didn't. Modern technology has actually helped me in being able to open up to people. And has taught me so much about myself. If you don't understand being an introvert, please leave your judgement (and yourself) at the door. I'm...
    Rzrbldksss81 Rzrbldksss81 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 17

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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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    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 8 Responses Jun 29

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    And I am proud. Sadly I don't know any other

    introverts and I wish I did. I want a deep friendship and the ability to have a long meaningful conversation with another introvert. I want to Conner on a deeper level with someone.
    Shizuka000 Shizuka000 13-15, F 10 Responses Jul 17

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    I love silence. I like being left alone.

    I am a thinker. I like to do my own thing, work through things on my own. I really dislike it when there are other people in the room who constantly need validation through talking. It annoys me. My grandmother does this all the time. Thanks, I was concentrating. This is...
    macabrEnigma macabrEnigma 18-21, T Jul 20

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    it's hard being an introvert in a world full of

    people that love to talk. sigh. lol
    blazeee blazeee 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 17

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