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I Am An Introvert

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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 hate wanting to interact in a large group,

    but a cat's got my tongue and I just sit there quiet, perfect opportunity after perfect opportunity to speak passing me by.
    evynray evynray 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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 22-25, M 10 Responses Jul 15

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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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    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 20 Responses May 29, 2013

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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 8 Responses Jul 11

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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

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    Which is why I am here,

    the anonymity allows me to engage in conversations without feeling awkward or uncomfortable.
    Redwood11 Redwood11 41-45, M 7 Responses a week 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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    Introverts introverts all day long soon your

    friends will all be gone... I'm bored
    JustMeWuuuut JustMeWuuuut 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 16

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    Introvertness is my comfort zone .

    I hate being involved in conversations with people rarely know me .. I just feel uncomfortable in social situations .. being an introvert is not a problem as many people think , I do all the things I love .. I read books , have friends , go to my work , travel , etc .. I adore...
    mohameko1987 mohameko1987 26-30, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    If a friend is someone you can call at 3 am,

    then I don't have any. At least none that I know of, and certainly none that I would feel comfortable calling. Blame my introversion or blame my dyslexia, but I just don't know how to have a conversation. I can walk up to someone and say hello, but when it comes time to...
    LostInTheWoulds LostInTheWoulds 46-50, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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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 7 Responses Jul 9

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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 6 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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    I am the shy girl, the quiet girl,

    the "why don't you ever talk?" girl... honestly I could live without people saying that, not to mention I've heard it a million times. I used to get bullied/harassed in high school for being quiet. I never thought I was quiet, but apparently I am....and it's totally weird...
    bohobridget bohobridget 22-25, F 8 Responses Apr 23

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    vanessamoomoo vanessamoomoo 22-25, F Nov 13

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    I hate it when I'm sitting alone,

    obviously distracted by something more important then superficial conversations and someone comes up to me and asks me why I'm by myself... It makes me very uneasy man.
    15ShadesOfBlue 15ShadesOfBlue 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    What sucks is the contradiction of loving to be

    alone but yearning for company and human connection.
    rmsteinmann rmsteinmann 22-25, M 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm a super introvert

    and my boyfriend and I butt heads all the time because he is a super extrovert and it drives me crazy because I'm not half as outgoing as him and he always gets mad when I don't want to go out as much as he does.
    thisgirl92 thisgirl92 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days 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 22-25, M 19 Responses Apr 5

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    I love people, but interaction just takes

    so much work! To go to a party at night, I have to spend the whole day alone to prepare for it. If I don't I feel like I don't have enough energy to interact in the way I'd like to and I end up feeling socially awkward and down on myself. I'm pretty good at carrying a...
    JupitersMuse123 JupitersMuse123 22-25, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    Ignorantly I was labeled anti social

    as a kid because I preferred me time over hanging out
    Fallenprinceofthedarkside Fallenprinceofthedarkside 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    In book Quiet, i want to read up only chapters

    related to myself.About introverts.Which are the chapters to read ?
    chaitra1987 chaitra1987 26-30, F 2 days 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 34 Responses May 31, 2013

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    I push people away because I like to be alone,

    but I end up feeling lonely and want people in my life.
    lukeskywalker89 lukeskywalker89 22-25, M 11 Responses Nov 14

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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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    Sometimes i want to be me.

    Its sooo tough to be faking n talking out loud..chattering..when what i want is depthy talk to someone...I have not been able to find people who want the same.... its tough really...
    chaitra1987 chaitra1987 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Onechoice Onechoice 31-35, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    pretended I had no money to avoid a brunch date

    with a close friend. I'm mean. oh well, what can I do.
    evynray evynray 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 16

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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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    mstud17 mstud17 22-25, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I know this is a dilemma discussed here ad

    infinitum, but I'm trying my best, at nearly 35, to figure out how to have people really close to me in life, mostly in a romantic way. I have several long-time close friends, including one since the first day of kindergarten. I'm not a complete loss socially. I'm tall...
    bewareofpity bewareofpity 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 14

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    My friends constantly want me to make room in

    my schedule to hang out with them. I love them very much, but I really value my alone time. It doesn't make me weird or not "fun," I'd just rather prefer to be alone with my thoughts.
    Artistecorner Artistecorner 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    When you see me and observe me then .

    .. You can tell . I'm a very quite person / shy / clam . I don't talk at all . I hate people or being in public it makes me feel sleepy / tired / and. Very depressing .
    neoncloud neoncloud 16-17, M 4 Responses 3 days 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

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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 11 Responses Mar 5

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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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    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 16 Responses Jun 29

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    I've only recently recognized

    that I'm an introvert. Now so much of my history makes sense. My H used to force me to go with him to the beach every week. I hated it, and I disliked the beach crowd -- Loud, boisterous, drunk. He was never satisfied with an hour or two, this was a full day affair, until after...
    Harley53 Harley53 56-60, F 5 Responses Nov 16

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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 56-60, F 11 Responses Jul 18

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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+ 40 Responses Mar 30, 2012

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    It takes a lot of effort on my part to keep

    sharing my thoughts on E.p.More so when I get asked such questions as what I am doing on a dating site like E.p.I did not know E.p.was a dating site..If you want to find a date here,I think you should go to to somewhere else.You can never understand a person just by messaging...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 3 Responses 3 days 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 18-21, F 19 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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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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    I didn't think being an introvert was a problem

    until I met my fiance. At first, he seemed to be an introvert, too. But in recent months, it's become apparent that he's actually been dying to be the center of attention for years. When he goes out, he doesn't just stay out for a few hours; he'll go for 5+ hours at a time and...
    ediskrad ediskrad 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 13

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    Why do I get so disproportionately angry

    when someone enters my room more than once in a day?
    MissMadHatter MissMadHatter 18-21, T 3 Responses Nov 18

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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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    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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    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 have many friends

    and talk to one other person (in person) in my day to day life. I speak more to friends/people online than in "real life". Anyways, throughout my life I've only had 1-2 friends that I talked to during school, but we never talked outside of school or went places together except...
    Asterly Asterly 22-25, F 10 Responses Nov 13

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