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I Am An Introvert

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    INTROVERTS UNITE!!!!!

    separately in your own homes.....
    evienneOwnedByMasterBlaise evienneOwnedByMasterBlaise 41-45, F 15 Responses Aug 4

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    Yup I know what it's like being an introvert

    alright you can stick me in a big crowd and I won't talk very much unless it's somebody that I know quite but that's quite rare though!!!
    Lockiel45 Lockiel45 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    anyone else not a fan of Halloween night

    and the trick or treating especially?
    msjablon msjablon 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 23

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    I did not accept my introversion

    until very few years ago, when I was already in my forties. I went through a huge personal crisis after my marriage break-up, when I questioned everything I had heard from my parents, friends, ex-partners, all my thoughts about people and the world, and find out that the only...
    Cierzo Cierzo 41-45, M 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    People can be both an introvert

    and extrovert. It's a spectrum, and most people score somewhere in the middle. I am not one of those people: I am an introvert through and through. I love being alone, I actually prefer it. But sometimes it would be nice to talk with other introverts, or people who just 'get it...
    thereyouare thereyouare 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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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 20 Responses Apr 5, 2014

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Jul 11, 2014

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    I literally turn invisible

    when everyone is focused on me.
    KindredKings KindredKings 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    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, 2014

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    😎Paradise~ less ppl at the beach today

    and I enjoyed my last day of summer. Got school tomorrow wish me luck
    Violetlolla2 Violetlolla2 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    xXDemonArtXx xXDemonArtXx 13-15 6 Responses Jan 30

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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 31 Responses Jun 12

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    Dandelionlove Dandelionlove 22-25, F 20 Responses Jun 25

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    Building walls round me not to let people in my

    life. As if I lived in a remote place, far from everyone, as if my world was separated from all people's. My world is my mind, my dreams, my ideas; limited yet indefinite.
    TheForgottenBloke TheForgottenBloke 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 21

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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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    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 41 Responses Mar 30, 2012

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    Violetlolla2 Violetlolla2 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 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 33 Responses May 31, 2013

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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 47 Responses Mar 4, 2014

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    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 shut up for days.Myth #2 : Introverts are shy.Shyness has nothing to do with being an...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 13 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    I'm an introvert. I don't like crowds,

    I feel like everyone is judging me. I'd much rather be home with my daughter watching a movie than in a mosh pit or at a party.
    brunettemomof1 brunettemomof1 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    As introverts we have only a few close friends.

    So when your best friend, or your closest friend, chooses to spend time with someone else, provides you with a heads up, but doesn't include you, does that hurt your feelings? Or are you okay with that?
    UnrequitedControl UnrequitedControl 31-35, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    I can't believe they say

    that being introvert is "cool". There are times when I tend to envy how extroverts can easily click with new faces whereas I have to endure several agonizingly awkward conversations before I start to loosen up. Seriously, I can attest to that. I was "standing alone at the...
    JustTheAverageJoe JustTheAverageJoe 13-15 3 Responses Aug 22

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    I need to Learn how to say No.

    I need to Learn how to say No and not feel guilty for doing so. When do I get a choice in how I want to spend my time? When will what I am trying to do matter? When will my plans or goals be important? I feel like everyone else's plans for the day trump mine every time. I am...
    awhimandaprayer awhimandaprayer 31-35, F 7 Responses Aug 22

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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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    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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    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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    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 23 Responses Apr 18

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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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    And for a fantastic reason.

    People can really loss me off. There's a lack of common sense these days. We lower our standards which can be reasonable in a few ways, but as we lower standards for ourselves; we raise standards for those around us. When, not if but when we end up disappointed, we snap...
    Spagoodles Spagoodles 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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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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    There comes a point when you are indifferent

    as to whether you live or die, you don't care about having friends, and you could happily live in the small room in your head. I store memories like files in my head, and every time I need to recall something I quickly gather all the files that are related to the topic and use...
    bloodandsoap bloodandsoap 22-25, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Wow who knew the guy known

    for always yelling, constantly partying, doing drugs, hitting on girls and always looking for grand activities switches to the Quiet side? As I have been growing, I got numbed by these things of my amusement, It just got old in other words. I get more headaches dealing with most...
    SpiritualPartier SpiritualPartier 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 24

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    Sometimes it feels like a curse.

    Not because I can't be social, but it's because I really love people. I love helping people. I love listening to people talk. The relationships that I have in my life with my friends, family and girlfriend are the most important things to me. The problem is if I spend two to...
    SapphicMinion SapphicMinion 26-30, F 7 Responses 3 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 4 Responses Apr 15

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    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 25

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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 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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    I am a massive introvert,

    but still much less so than my younger brother. We were chilling downstairs when we heard the doorbell ring and without thinking we bombed upstairs and hid in our rooms. I went downstairs to check if the coast was clear, but he still hasn't left his room yet. This is typical of...
    ViperaStellaris ViperaStellaris 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Nothing can **** you up like other people.

    Don't get much encouragement out of them either. Here's to living alone!
    Taynk Taynk 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    Almost any social interaction I have always

    ends awkwardly or with people thinking I'm stuck up. It's really frustrating because I'm not it's just really hard to have an ongoing conversation.
    varcx3 varcx3 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    I think a lot of extroverts like to be out

    and with other people because it keeps them busy, and when they're busy, they do not have negative thoughts in their heads about everything that's wrong or missing in their lives. A few extroverts have even admitted this to me. Also, I've noticed how they behave when they're not...
    W1LDF1RE W1LDF1RE 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 25