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I Am An Introvert

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 21 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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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 Apr 18

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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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    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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    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'm so awkward that I think i have a talent of

    making people uncomfortable around me...
    blasphemy666 blasphemy666 22-25, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    The older I get the more I

    now understand myself. I am 'in my own head'. There is definitely something positive about understanding yourself and this was a defining moment for me.
    AutumnBliss AutumnBliss 46-50, F 1 day ago

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    Wait I am confused, I do bomb stuff,

    get crazy out there and party!! But I want nothing to do with anybody and I like being a loner hell even my own company is exciting. Does this make me the introverted extrovert? Oh wait what?
    DragonAcid DragonAcid 16-17, M 3 Responses 2 days 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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    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 Apr 19

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    A big part of my introversion is

    that I'm a very private person, and I hate attention. Well my friend in biology took a drawing I was working on and showed it to the teacher. The teacher made a copy of it (which I thought was weird) but I didn't think much of it. I found out later today that he had been...
    punicorn1 punicorn1 13-15, F 8 Responses Apr 18

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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 a week ago

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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 17 Responses Apr 18

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    Message to everyone in this group.

    There is nothing wrong with being introverted and wanting to be alone. You are normal, and probably and amazing person. Never ever think otherwise.
    MattA14 MattA14 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 10

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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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    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 8 Responses Jan 16

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    Trying to talk to someone

    but biting your tongue because of fear of saying something wrong or that will get made fun of. Then just realizing it's better to be quiet.
    hreinn hreinn 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days 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 6 Responses Jul 9, 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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    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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    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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    This is a face of a survivor This is a face of

    a winner This is a face of a bully victim This is a face of a past molested child This is a face of a alone girl This is a face of a past depressed girl This is a face of a girl who wants to fit in This is a face of a girl who is breaking This is a face of a girl with a hard...
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 16

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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 Apr 16

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    tylermartin2014 tylermartin2014 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 13

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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 14 Responses Apr 18

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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 Apr 13

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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 2 Responses a week ago

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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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    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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    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 Apr 17

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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 Apr 18

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    I always got mistaken

    as I'm rude. But I'm not. It's just that I often don't see a reason beating around the bush with social pleasantries. I just want everything to be real and honest. Unfortunately, this is not acceptable in most settings. So I can feel a lot of pressure to fit in. Which I find it...
    Angieinthewonderland Angieinthewonderland 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 19

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    Things every introvert does: "I could be home,

    on the Internet right now." when you're In a store, and someone is standing in front of an item you want, you pretend to look for something else until the move. Having a crush on a fellow introvert never turns into anything, because nobody makes the first move. Quietly...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    'I don't want to be on my own……I want to be

    left alone'. I can remember reading this on someone's profile and I totally relate. Feel free to 'Like' if you yourself feel the same way.
    AutumnBliss AutumnBliss 46-50, F 1 day 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 46 Responses Mar 30, 2012

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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 28 Responses Apr 18

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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 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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    AutumnBliss AutumnBliss 46-50, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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 12 Responses Jan 22

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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 Apr 19

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